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Glyph for U+6C23
Source: Noto CJK

U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideo­graph-​6C23

U+6C23 was added in Unicode version 1.1 in 1993. It belongs to the block U+4E00 to U+9FFF CJK Unified Ideographs in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Letter and is mainly used in the Han script. The Unihan Database defines it as air, gas, steam, vapor; spirit. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is .

The glyph is not a composition. Its East Asian Width is wide. In bidirectional text it is written from left to right. When changing direction it is not mirrored. U+6C23 offers a line break opportunity at its position, except in some numeric contexts.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

In traditional Chinese culture and the East Asian cultural sphere, qi or ch'i in Wade–Giles romanization ( CHEE ) or chi, is believed to be a vital force forming part of any living entity. Literally meaning "vapor", "air", or "breath", the word qi is a polysemous word often translated as "vital energy", "vital force", "material energy", or simply as "energy". Qi is a mythical concept in traditional Chinese medicine and in Chinese martial arts. The attempt to cultivate and balance qi is called qigong.

Believers in qi describe it as a vital force, the flow of which must be unimpeded for health. Qi is a pseudoscientific, unverified concept, and is unrelated to the concept of energy used in science (vital force itself being an abandoned scientific notion).

The Chinese Gods, especially anthropomorphic gods, are sometimes thought to have qi and be a reflection of the microcosm of qi in humans, both having qi that can concentrate in certain body parts.


System Representation
UTF-8 E6 B0 A3
UTF-16 6C 23
UTF-32 00 00 6C 23
URL-Quoted %E6%B0%A3
HTML hex reference 氣
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake æ°£
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) D1 A8
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) DD E6


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-6C23
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) CJK Unified Ideographs
General Category (gc) Other Letter
Script (sc) Han
Bidirectional Category (bc) Left To Right
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) none
Decomposition Mapping (dm) Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Lowercase Mapping (lc) Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Case Folding (cf) Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
Changes When Casefolded (CWCF)
Changes When Casemapped (CWCM)
Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF)
Changes When Lowercased (CWL)
Changes When Titlecased (CWT)
Changes When Uppercased (CWU)
Cased (Cased)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Diacritic (Dia)
Emoji Modifier Base (EBase)
Emoji Component (EComp)
Emoji Modifier (EMod)
Emoji Presentation (EPres)
Emoji (Emoji)
Extender (Ext)
Extended Pictographic (ExtPict)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Grapheme Link (Gr_Link)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
ID_Compat_Math_Continue (ID_Compat_Math_Continue) 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start (ID_Compat_Math_Start) 0
Ideographic (Ideo)
InCB (InCB) None
Indic Mantra Category (InMC)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Join Control (Join_C)
Logical Order Exception (LOE)
Math (Math)
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar)
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKC_SCF (NFKC_SCF) Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Other Alphabetic (OAlpha)
Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI)
Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext)
Other ID Continue (OIDC)
Other ID Start (OIDS)
Other Lowercase (OLower)
Other Math (OMath)
Other Uppercase (OUpper)
Prepended Concatenation Mark (PCM)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Regional Indicator (RI)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Other Letter
Soft Dotted (SD)
Sentence Terminal (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) Other
White Space (WSpace)
XID Continue (XIDC)
XID Start (XIDS)
Expands On NFC (XO_NFC)
Expands On NFD (XO_NFD)
Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC)
Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
East Asian Width (ea) wide
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Ideographic
Numeric Type (nt) none
Numeric Value (nv) not a number
Simple Case Folding (scf) Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Script Extension (scx)
Vertical Orientation (vo) U
Big Five Mapping (kBigFive) AEF0
CCCII Mapping (kCCCII) 214655
CNS 11643-1986 Mapping (kCNS1986) 1-5634
CNS 11643-1992 Mapping (kCNS1992) 1-5634
Cangjie Input Code (kCangjie) ONFD
kCantonese (kCantonese) hei3
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 751.504
kCowles (kCowles) 1033
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0990.260
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) air, gas, steam, vapor; spirit
kEACC (kEACC) 214655
kFenn (kFenn) 298A
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 40.08
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 8091.7
kFrequency (kFrequency) 2
kGB1 (kGB1) 3888
kGSR (kGSR) 0517c
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 1
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 2099
kHanYu (kHanYu) 32011.140
kHangul (kHangul) 기:0E
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) qì(2634) qi(348)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 32011.140:xì,qì
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0990.260
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 32011.140
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0599.120
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G1-4678
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-AEF0
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-5D66
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-D2D2
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-5128
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-5634
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-5B59
kJapanese (kJapanese) キ ケ
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) IKI
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) KI KE
kJinmeiyoKanji (kJinmeiyoKanji) 2010:U+6C17
kJis0 (kJis0) 6170
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0599.120
kKarlgren (kKarlgren) 333
kKorean (kKorean) KI
kKoreanEducationHanja (kKoreanEducationHanja) 2007
kLau (kLau) 1157
kMandarin (kMandarin)
kMatthews (kMatthews) 554
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 698
kMojiJoho (kMojiJoho) MJ015020
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 17059
kNelson (kNelson) 2481
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 461
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+5381+84.4.6 C+5381+119.6.4
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 84.6
kSBGY (kSBGY) 361.15 361.24
kSMSZD2003Index (kSMSZD2003Index) 352.13 510.10
kSMSZD2003Readings (kSMSZD2003Readings) qì粵hei3
Semantic Variant (kSemanticVariant) Glyph for U+7081 U+7081
Simplified Variant (kSimplifiedVariant) Glyph for U+6C14 U+6C14
Taiwanese Telegraph Code (kTaiwanTelegraph) 3051
kTang (kTang) *kiə̀i
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 10
UnihanCore2020 Set (kUnihanCore2020) HJKMPT
Quốc ngữ Pronunciation (kVietnamese) khí
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0903.021:qì
Xerox Code (kXerox) 241:346