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Glyph for U+793A
Source: HanaMinA


U+793A 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 show, manifest; demonstrate; Kangxi radical 113. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is shì.

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+793A 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 113 or radical spirit (示部) meaning ancestor or veneration is number 113 out of the 214 Kangxi radicals. It is one of the 23 radicals composed of 5 strokes. When appearing at the left side of a character, the radical transforms into 礻 (consisting of 4 strokes) in modern Chinese and Japanese jōyō kanji.

The compound form 礻 always appears in the left half of the characters.

In the Kangxi Dictionary, there are 213 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.

示 is also the 100th indexing component in the Table of Indexing Chinese Character Components predominantly adopted by Simplified Chinese dictionaries published in mainland China, with the left component form 礻 being its associated indexing component.

The character 示 represents an altar or offering table, the top stroke depicting the offered goods. In the oracle bone script, the table has a T shape.

Semantically, the sign suggests a relation to anything connected with animism in traditional Chinese religion, such as 祭 "to sacrifice, to practice ancestor veneration", ultimately composed of the sign for meat 肉 and the sign for a hand 手 above the altar character, as it iconographically means "hand placing meat on an altar". The sign 祟 for "evil spirit" originally referred to misfortune caused by malevolent spirits.

In 禁 (jìn) "to forbid, restrict, restrain", the 林 (lín) above the radical has only phonetic significance (rebus writing). Similarly, 神 "spirit" has radical 113 plus 申 (shēn) as a phonetic marker. 祖 "ancestor" on the other hand has radical 113 plus 且, a pictograph of a stand with shelves for offerings to ancestors.

Some signs including the radical have no connection with spirits or animism and are placed in the category purely on formal grounds, such as 票 "ticket" which originally had radical 火 rather than 示.


System Representation
UTF-8 E7 A4 BA
UTF-16 79 3A
UTF-32 00 00 79 3A
URL-Quoted %E7%A4%BA
HTML-Escape 示
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 示
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) E3 C6
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) BC A8
Pīnyīn shì

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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+793A CJK Unified Ideograph-793A
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+793A CJK Unified Ideograph-793A
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+793A CJK Unified Ideograph-793A
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+793A CJK Unified Ideograph-793A
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+793A CJK Unified Ideograph-793A
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+793A CJK Unified Ideograph-793A
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+793A CJK Unified Ideograph-793A
Case Folding Glyph for U+793A CJK Unified Ideograph-793A
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+793A CJK Unified Ideograph-793A
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+793A CJK Unified Ideograph-793A
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+793A CJK Unified Ideograph-793A
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+793A CJK Unified Ideograph-793A
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 A5DC
Cangjie Input Code MMF
kCantonese si6
CCCII Mapping 214E5F
kCihaiT 975.308 975.309
CNS 11643-1986 Mapping 1-467C
CNS 11643-1992 Mapping 1-467C
kCowles 1960 3910
kDaeJaweon 1256.250
Unihan Definition show, manifest; demonstrate; Kangxi radical 113
kEACC 214E5F
kFenn 514D
kFennIndex 455.05
kFourCornerCode 1090.1
kFrequency 3
kGB0 4230
kGB1 4230
kGradeLevel 4
kGSR 0553a
kHangul 시:0E
kHanYu 42385.010
kHanyuPinlu shì(509)
kHanyuPinyin 42385.010:shì,qí,zhì,shí
kHDZRadBreak ⽰[U+2F70]:42385.010
kHKGlyph 2856
kIRG_GSource G0-4A3E
kIRG_HSource HB1-A5DC
kIRG_JSource J0-3C28
kIRG_KPSource KP0-E5AD
kIRG_KSource K0-6346
kIRG_TSource T1-467C
kIRG_VSource V1-607A
kIRGDaeJaweon 1256.250
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten 24623
kIRGHanyuDaZidian 42385.010
kIRGKangXi 0839.200
kJapaneseOn SHI JI KI
kJis0 2808
kJoyoKanji 2010
kKangXi 0839.200
kKorean SI KI
kKoreanEducationHanja 2007
kKSC0 6738
kLau 2770
kMainlandTelegraph 4355
kMandarin shì
kMatthews 5788
kMeyerWempe 1123a 2692
kMorohashi 24623
kNelson 3228
kPhonetic 54 1066 1180
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) C+2260+113.5.0
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) 113.0
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) 113.0
kSBGY 044.05 355.43
Semantic Variant Glyph for U+793B CJK Unified Ideograph-793B
Taiwanese Telegraph Code 4355
kTang jhì
kTGH 2013:194
kTGHZ2013 336.090:shì
Stroke Number 5
UnihanCore2020 Set GHJKMPT
Quốc ngữ Pronunciation đình thị
Xerox Code 244:302
kXHC1983 1049.070:shì