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Glyph for U+8278
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U+8278 CJK Unified Ideo­graph-​8278

U+8278 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 grass; Kangxi radical 140. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is cǎo.

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+8278 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 140 or radical grass (艸部) meaning "grass" is one of 29 of the 214 Kangxi radicals that are composed of 6 strokes. It transforms into 艹 when appearing at the top of a character or component. In the Kangxi Dictionary and in modern standard Traditional Chinese as used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, 艹 (with two horizontal strokes) consists of four strokes, while in Simplified Chinese and modern Japanese, 艹 (with a continuous horizontal stroke) consists of three strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 1902 characters (out of 40,000) found under this radical, making it the most commonly used radical.

艹, the upper component form of 艸, is the 30th indexing component in the Table of Indexing Chinese Character Components predominantly adopted by Simplified Chinese dictionaries published in mainland China, while 艸 is listed as its associated indexing component.


System Representation
UTF-8 E8 89 B8
UTF-16 82 78
UTF-32 00 00 82 78
URL-Quoted %E8%89%B8
HTML-Escape 艸
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 艸
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) F5 AC
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) E7 E7
Pīnyīn cǎo

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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+8278 CJK Unified Ideograph-8278
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+8278 CJK Unified Ideograph-8278
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+8278 CJK Unified Ideograph-8278
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+8278 CJK Unified Ideograph-8278
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+8278 CJK Unified Ideograph-8278
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+8278 CJK Unified Ideograph-8278
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+8278 CJK Unified Ideograph-8278
Case Folding Glyph for U+8278 CJK Unified Ideograph-8278
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+8278 CJK Unified Ideograph-8278
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+8278 CJK Unified Ideograph-8278
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+8278 CJK Unified Ideograph-8278
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+8278 CJK Unified Ideograph-8278
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U
Big Five Mapping CA4A
CCCII Mapping 227B77
CNS 11643-1986 Mapping 2-226A
CNS 11643-1992 Mapping 2-226A
Cangjie Input Code UU
kCantonese cou2
kCihaiT 1123.101
kCowles 4778
kDaeJaweon 1475.060
Unihan Definition grass; Kangxi radical 140
kEACC 227B77
kFennIndex 547.09
kFourCornerCode 2244.7
kFrequency 5
kGB5 7124
kGB8 1483
kGSR 1052c
kHDZRadBreak ⾋[U+2F8B]:53172.010
kHanYu 53172.010
kHangul 초:0N
kHanyuPinyin 53172.010:cǎo
kIRGDaeJaweon 1475.060
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten 30638
kIRGHanyuDaZidian 53172.010
kIRGKangXi 1017.010
kIRG_GSource G5-6738
kIRG_HSource HB2-CA4A
kIRG_JSource J0-6767
kIRG_KPSource KP0-EDF2
kIRG_KSource K0-752C
kIRG_TSource T2-226A
kIRG_VSource V1-6454
kJapaneseKun KUSA
kJapaneseOn SOU
kJis0 7171
kKSC0 8512
kKangXi 1017.010
kKorean CHO
kKoreanName 2015
kMainlandTelegraph 5335
kMandarin cǎo
kMatthews 6739
kMeyerWempe 3415a
kMorohashi 30638
kPhonetic 213 228
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) C+6322+140.6.0
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) 140.0
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) 140.0
kSBGY 302.32
Semantic Variant Glyph for U+8349 U+8349Glyph for U+8279 CJK Unified Ideograph-8279
Taiwanese Telegraph Code 5335
Stroke Number 6
UnihanCore2020 Set HJKMPT
Quốc ngữ Pronunciation tháu
kXHC1983 0107.051:cǎo
Xerox Code 315:365