U+8279 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block CJK Unified Ideographs in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Letter and is mainly used in the Han script. The Unihan Database defines it as grass; radical number 140. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is cao.

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 5 other glyphs. In text U+8279 behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type OLetter for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Radical 140 meaning grass is one of 29 of the 214 Kangxi radicals that are composed of 6 strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 1,902 characters (out of 40,000) to be found under this radical, making it the most commonly used radical.


System Representation
UTF-8 E8 89 B9
UTF-16 82 79
UTF-32 00 00 82 79
URL-Quoted %E8%89%B9
HTML-Escape 艹
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 艹
Pīnyīn cao
IRG_GSource G0-5C33
IRG_HSource H-99
IRG_JSource J4-7576
IRG_KSource K2-5672
IRG_TSource T4-2153
CCCII 287B77
GB0 6019
GB1 6019
JIS0213 2,85,86
MainlandTelegraph 5335
Xerox 324:322

Related Characters

  • 艹
  • 艹


  • ⺾
  • ⺿
  • ⻀
  • 艹
  • 艹


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8279
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) CJK
General Category (gc) Other Letter
Script (sc) Han
Bidirectional Category (bc) Left To Right
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) None
Decomposition Mapping (dm) 艹
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 艹
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 艹
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 艹
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 艹
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 艹
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 艹
Case Folding (cf) 艹
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 艹
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
Cased (Cased)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
Changes When Casefolded (CWCF)
Changes When Casemapped (CWCM)
Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF)
Changes When Lowercased (CWL)
Changes When Titlecased (CWT)
Changes When Uppercased (CWU)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Diacritic (Dia)
East Asian Width (ea) Wide
Extender (Ext)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) 艹
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
Ideographic (Ideo)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Join Control (Join_C)
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G0-5C33
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) H-99
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J4-7576
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K2-5672
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T4-2153
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 1475.070
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 30639
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 53172.011
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 1017.011
kCangjie (kCangjie) XT
kCantonese (kCantonese) cou2
kCCCII (kCCCII) 287B77
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 1475.070
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) grass; radical number 140
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 4400
kGB0 (kGB0) 6019
kGB1 (kGB1) 6019
kHanYu (kHanYu) 53172.011
kJIS0213 (kJIS0213) 2,85,86
kKangXi (kKangXi) 1017.011
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 5335
kMandarin (kMandarin) cao
kMatthews (kMatthews) 6739
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 30639
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 213 228
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+14197+140.3.0
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 140.0
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 140.0
Semantic Variant (kSemanticVariant) 艸草
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 3
kXerox (kXerox) 324:322
Line Break (lb) Ideographic
Logical Order Exception (LOE)
Math (Math)
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar)
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) 艹
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Numeric Type (nt) None
Numeric Value (nv) NaN
Other Alphabetic (OAlpha)
Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI)
Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext)
Other ID Continue (OIDC)
Other ID Start (OIDS)
Other Lowercase (OLower)
Other Math (OMath)
Other Uppercase (OUpper)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) OLetter
Simple Case Folding (scf) 艹
Script Extension (scx) Han
Soft Dotted (SD)
STerm (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) Other
White Space (WSpace)
XID Continue (XIDC)
XID Start (XIDS)
Expands On NFC (XO_NFC)
Expands On NFD (XO_NFD)
Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC)
Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD)