Home U+4E00 to U+9FFF CJK Unified Ideographs
Glyph for U+770C
Source: Noto CJK


U+770C 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 county, district, subdivision. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is .

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+770C 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:

Japan is divided into 47 prefectures (都道府県, todōfuken, [todoːɸɯ̥ꜜkeɴ]), which rank immediately below the national government and form the country's first level of jurisdiction and administrative division. They include 43 prefectures proper (県, ken), two urban prefectures (府, fu: Osaka and Kyoto), one "circuit" or "territory" (道, : Hokkai-dō) and one metropolis (都, to: Tokyo). In 1868, the Meiji Fuhanken sanchisei administration created the first prefectures (urban fu and rural ken) to replace the urban and rural administrators (bugyō, daikan, etc.) in the parts of the country previously controlled directly by the shogunate and a few territories of rebels/shogunate loyalists who had not submitted to the new government such as Aizu/Wakamatsu. In 1871, all remaining feudal domains (han) were also transformed into prefectures, so that prefectures subdivided the whole country. In several waves of territorial consolidation, today's 47 prefectures were formed by the turn of the century. In many instances, these are contiguous with the ancient ritsuryō provinces of Japan.

Each prefecture's chief executive is a directly elected governor (知事, chiji). Ordinances and budgets are enacted by a unicameral assembly (議会, gikai) whose members are elected for four-year terms.

Under a set of 1888–1890 laws on local government until the 1920s, each prefecture (then only 3 -fu and 42 -ken; Hokkai-dō and Okinawa-ken were subject to different laws until the 20th century) was subdivided into cities (市, shi) and districts (郡, gun) and each district into towns (町, chō/machi) and villages (村, son/mura). Hokkaidō has 14 subprefectures that act as General Subprefectural Bureaus (総合振興局, sōgō-shinkō-kyoku, "Comprehensive Promotion Bureau") and Subprefectural Bureaus (振興局, shinkō-kyoku, "Promotion Bureau") of the prefecture. Some other prefectures also have branch offices that carry out prefectural administrative functions outside the capital. Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is a merged city-prefecture; a metropolis, it has features of both cities and prefectures.


System Representation
UTF-8 E7 9C 8C
UTF-16 77 0C
UTF-32 00 00 77 0C
URL-Quoted %E7%9C%8C
HTML-Escape 県
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 県
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) B8 A9


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+770C CJK Unified Ideograph-770C
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+770C CJK Unified Ideograph-770C
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+770C CJK Unified Ideograph-770C
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+770C CJK Unified Ideograph-770C
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+770C CJK Unified Ideograph-770C
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+770C CJK Unified Ideograph-770C
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+770C CJK Unified Ideograph-770C
Case Folding Glyph for U+770C CJK Unified Ideograph-770C
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+770C CJK Unified Ideograph-770C
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+770C CJK Unified Ideograph-770C
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+770C CJK Unified Ideograph-770C
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+770C CJK Unified Ideograph-770C
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U
Cangjie Input Code BUVF
kCantonese jyun6
Unihan Definition county, district, subdivision
kEACC 4B5164
kFourCornerCode 2690.1
kHanYu 42478.040
kHangul 현:1
kIICore AJ
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten 23210'
kIRGHanyuDaZidian 42478.040
kIRGKangXi 0803.151
kIRG_GSource GE-4363
kIRG_HSource H-98C4
kIRG_JSource J0-3829
kIRG_KPSource KP1-5DBE
kIRG_KSource K1-7350
kJapaneseOn KEN KYOU
kJis0 2409
kJoyoKanji 2010
kKSC1 8348
kKangXi 0803.151
kKorean HYEN
kMandarin xiàn
kMorohashi 23210'
kNelson 1362
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) C+1885+109.5.4
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) 109.4
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) 109.4
Stroke Number 9
UnihanCore2020 Set HJ