Home U+4E00 to U+9FFF CJK Unified Ideographs
Glyph for U+6E58
Source: Noto CJK


U+6E58 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (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 alternate name for Hunan. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is xiāng.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Wide East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. In text U+6E58 behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type Other Letter for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Hunan (UK: , US: ; 湖南) is a landlocked province of the People's Republic of China, part of the South Central China region. Located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze watershed, it borders the province-level divisions of Hubei to the north, Jiangxi to the east, Guangdong and Guangxi to the south, Guizhou to the west and Chongqing to the northwest. Its capital and largest city is Changsha, which also abuts the Xiang River. Its three largest metropolitan areas are Changsha, Hengyang, and Zhuzhou. With a population of just over 66 million as of 2020 residing in an area of approximately 210,000 km2 (81,000 sq mi), it is China's 7th most populous province and the 10th most extensive province by area. Its 2021 nominal GDP was US$ 724 billion (CNY 4.6 trillion), appearing in the world's top 20 largest sub-national economies with its GDP (PPP) being over US$1.1 trillion. As of 2021, the GDP (nominal) per capita of Hunan province exceeded US$10,900 (69,300 CNY), making it the 3rd richest province in South Central China region after Guangdong and Hubei. As of 2020, Hunan's GDP (nominal) reached 605 billion US dollars (CNY 4.18 trillion), exceeding that of Poland with a GDP of US$ 596 billion and Thailand with a GDP of US$ 501 billion, the 22nd and 25th largest in the world respectively.

The name Hunan literally means "south of the lake". The lake that is referred to is Dongting Lake, a lake in the northeast of the province; Vehicle license plates from Hunan are marked Xiāng (Chinese: 湘), after the Xiang River, which runs from south to north through Hunan and forms part of the largest drainage system for the province. Hunan is the seat of the Yuelu Academy (later become Hunan University), which is one of the four major academies over the last 1000 years in ancient China.

The area of Hunan was under Chinese rule as far back as 350 BC. Hunan was the birthplace of communist revolutionary Mao Zedong, who became the Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party and the founding father of the People's Republic of China. Hunan today is home to some ethnic minorities, including the Tujia and Miao, along with the Han Chinese, who make up a majority of the population. Varieties of Chinese spoken include Xiang, Gan and Southwestern Mandarin.

Hunan is located on the south bank of the Yangtze River. The site of Wulingyuan was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Changsha, the capital, is located in the eastern part of the province; it is now an important commercial, manufacturing and transportation centre.


System Representation
UTF-8 E6 B9 98
UTF-16 6E 58
UTF-32 00 00 6E 58
URL-Quoted %E6%B9%98
HTML-Escape 湘
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 湘
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) DF CF
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) BE C5
Pīnyīn xiāng


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block CJK Unified Ideographs
General Category Other Letter
Script Han
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+6E58 CJK Unified Ideograph-6E58
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+6E58 CJK Unified Ideograph-6E58
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+6E58 CJK Unified Ideograph-6E58
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+6E58 CJK Unified Ideograph-6E58
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+6E58 CJK Unified Ideograph-6E58
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+6E58 CJK Unified Ideograph-6E58
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+6E58 CJK Unified Ideograph-6E58
Case Folding Glyph for U+6E58 CJK Unified Ideograph-6E58
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+6E58 CJK Unified Ideograph-6E58
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Full Composition Exclusion
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Default Ignorable Code Point
East Asian Width Wide
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+6E58 CJK Unified Ideograph-6E58
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Join Control
Jamo Short Name
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Ideographic
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+6E58 CJK Unified Ideograph-6E58
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Other Letter
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+6E58 CJK Unified Ideograph-6E58
Script Extension
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Vertical Orientation U
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Big Five Mapping B4F0
Cangjie Input Code EDBU
kCantonese soeng1
CCCII Mapping 214826
kCihaiT 815.501
CNS 11643-1986 Mapping 1-6037
CNS 11643-1992 Mapping 1-6037
kDaeJaweon 1044.090
Unihan Definition alternate name for Hunan
kEACC 214826
kFourCornerCode 3610.0
kFrequency 5
kGB0 4770
kGB1 4770
kGSR 0731e
kHangul 상:0N
kHanYu 31670.040
kHanyuPinyin 31670.040:xiāng
kHKGlyph 2243
kIRG_GSource G0-4F66
kIRG_HSource HB1-B4F0
kIRG_JSource J0-3E45
kIRG_KPSource KP0-E1D3
kIRG_KSource K0-5F4F
kIRG_TSource T1-6037
kIRG_VSource V1-5C7E
kIRGDaeJaweon 1044.090
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten 17842
kIRGHanyuDaZidian 31670.040
kIRGKangXi 0637.110
kJapaneseKun NIRU
kJapaneseOn SHOU SOU
kJinmeiyoKanji 2010
kJis0 3037
kKangXi 0637.110
kKorean SANG
kKoreanName 2015
kKPS0 E1D3
kKSC0 6347
kMainlandTelegraph 3276
kMandarin xiāng
kMatthews 2565
kMeyerWempe 2577d
kMorohashi 17842
kPhonetic 1165
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) C+2477+85.3.9
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) 85.9
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) 85.9
kSBGY 175.15
Taiwanese Telegraph Code 3276
kTang *siɑng
kTGH 2013:2752
kTGHZ2013 400.150:xiāng
Stroke Number 12
UnihanCore2020 Set GHJKMPT
Quốc ngữ Pronunciation tương
Xerox Code 254:274
kXHC1983 1255.010:xiāng