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Glyph for U+725B
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U+725B 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 cow, ox, bull; Kangxi radical 93. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is niú.

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. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+725B 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:

Radical 93 or radical cow (牛部) meaning "cow" or "bulls" is one of the 34 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of 4 strokes.

When appearing at the left side of a Chinese character, it transforms into 牜, with the last two strokes switching their order and the last stroke becoming a rising stroke rather than a horizontal stroke.

In the Kangxi Dictionary, there are 233 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.

牛 is also the 79th indexing component in the Table of Indexing Chinese Character Components predominantly adopted by Simplified Chinese dictionaries published in mainland China, with 牜 being its associated indexing component.


System Representation
UTF-8 E7 89 9B
UTF-16 72 5B
UTF-32 00 00 72 5B
URL-Quoted %E7%89%9B
HTML-Escape 牛
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 牛
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) E9 DA
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) B5 ED
Pīnyīn niú

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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+725B CJK Unified Ideograph-725B
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+725B CJK Unified Ideograph-725B
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+725B CJK Unified Ideograph-725B
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+725B CJK Unified Ideograph-725B
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+725B CJK Unified Ideograph-725B
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+725B CJK Unified Ideograph-725B
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+725B CJK Unified Ideograph-725B
Case Folding Glyph for U+725B CJK Unified Ideograph-725B
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+725B CJK Unified Ideograph-725B
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+725B CJK Unified Ideograph-725B
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Other Letter
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+725B CJK Unified Ideograph-725B
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Wide
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Ideographic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+725B CJK Unified Ideograph-725B
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U
Big Five Mapping A4FB
CCCII Mapping 214A4E
CNS 11643-1986 Mapping 1-455C
CNS 11643-1992 Mapping 1-455C
Cangjie Input Code HQ
kCantonese ngau4
kCihaiT 867.102
kCowles 3039
kDaeJaweon 1108.160
Unihan Definition cow, ox, bull; Kangxi radical 93
kEACC 214A4E
kFenn 38A
kFennIndex 365.11 366.01
kFourCornerCode 2500.0
kFrequency 3
kGB0 3703
kGB1 3703
kGSR 0998a
kGradeLevel 1
kHDZRadBreak ⽜[U+2F5C]:31800.010
kHKGlyph 2469
kHanYu 31800.010
kHangul 우:0E
kHanyuPinlu niú(270)
kHanyuPinyin 31800.010:niú
kIRGDaeJaweon 1108.160
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten 19922
kIRGHanyuDaZidian 31800.010
kIRGKangXi 0697.010
kIRG_GSource G0-4523
kIRG_HSource HB1-A4FB
kIRG_JSource J0-356D
kIRG_KPSource KP0-FAE3
kIRG_KSource K0-695A
kIRG_TSource T1-455C
kIRG_VSource V1-5E5A
kJapaneseKun USHI
kJapaneseOn GYUU
kJis0 2177
kJoyoKanji 2010
kKSC0 7358
kKangXi 0697.010
kKorean WU
kKoreanEducationHanja 2007
kLau 2345
kMainlandTelegraph 3662
kMandarin niú
kMatthews 4737
kMeyerWempe 2048
kMorohashi 19922
kNelson 2852
kPhonetic 964
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) C+1671+93.4.0
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) 93.0
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) 93.0
kSBGY 205.21
Semantic Variant Glyph for U+725C CJK Unified Ideograph-725C
kTGH 2013:120
kTGHZ2013 269.060:niú
Taiwanese Telegraph Code 3662
kTang *ngiou
Stroke Number 4
UnihanCore2020 Set GHJKMPT
Quốc ngữ Pronunciation ngưu
kXHC1983 0836.070:niú
Xerox Code 244:067