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Glyph for U+793B
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U+793B CJK Unified Ideo­graph-​793B

U+793B 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 cult; radical number 113. 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. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+793B 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 BB
UTF-16 79 3B
UTF-32 00 00 79 3B
URL-Quoted %E7%A4%BB
HTML hex reference 礻
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 礻

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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+793B CJK Unified Ideograph-793B
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+793B CJK Unified Ideograph-793B
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+793B CJK Unified Ideograph-793B
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+793B CJK Unified Ideograph-793B
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+793B CJK Unified Ideograph-793B
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+793B CJK Unified Ideograph-793B
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+793B CJK Unified Ideograph-793B
Case Folding Glyph for U+793B CJK Unified Ideograph-793B
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+793B CJK Unified Ideograph-793B
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+793B CJK Unified Ideograph-793B
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+793B CJK Unified Ideograph-793B
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+793B CJK Unified Ideograph-793B
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U
CCCII Mapping 274E5F
Cangjie Input Code IF
kCantonese si6
kDaeJaweon 1256.270
Unihan Definition cult; radical number 113
kFennIndex 455.05
kFourCornerCode 3023
kGB0 7674
kGB1 7674
kHanYu 42385.011
kIRGDaeJaweon 1256.270
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten 24625
kIRGHanyuDaZidian 42385.011
kIRGKangXi 0839.201
kIRG_GSource G0-6C6A
kIRG_HSource H-8BD8
kIRG_JSource J14-7260
kIRG_KSource K2-4D6A
kJIS0213 2,82,64
kJapaneseOn SHI
kJis1 4843
kKangXi 0839.201
kMandarin shì
kMatthews 5788
kMorohashi 24625
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) C+14905+113.4.0
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) 113.0
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) 113.0
Semantic Variant Glyph for U+793A CJK Unified Ideograph-793A
Stroke Number 4
UnihanCore2020 Set GH
Xerox Code 324:316