U+8396 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 stem, stalk. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is j.

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+8396 behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type OLetter for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.


System Representation
UTF-8 E8 8E 96
UTF-16 83 96
UTF-32 00 00 83 96
URL-Quoted %E8%8E%96
HTML-Escape 莖
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 莖
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) CC EC
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) E8 B3
Pīnyīn j
IRG_GSource G1-3E25
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-6833
IRG_KSource K0-4C6C
IRG_TSource T1-5C79
IRG_VSource V1-652
BigFive B2F4
CCCII 215529
CNS1986 1-5C79
CNS1992 1-5C79
EACC 215529
GB1 3005
Jis0 7219
KSC0 4476
TaiwanTelegraph 5449
Xerox 254:122


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8396
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) 莖
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 莖
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 莖
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 莖
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 莖
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 莖
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 莖
Case Folding (cf) 莖
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 莖
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) 莖
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
kIICore (kIICore) ATH
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G1-3E25
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-6833
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-CFD
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-4C6C
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-5C79
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-652
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 1493.140
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 31052
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 53217.070
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 1034.090
kBigFive (kBigFive) B2F4
kCangjie (kCangjie) TMVM
kCantonese (kCantonese) ging3 hang4
kCCCII (kCCCII) 215529
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 1140.503
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-5C79
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-5C79
kCowles (kCowles) 990 2116
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 1493.140
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) stem, stalk
kEACC (kEACC) 215529
kFenn (kFenn) 427H
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 78.10
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 4410.1
kFrequency (kFrequency) 5
kGB1 (kGB1) 3005
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 2
kGSR (kGSR) 0831u
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 53217.070
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) jīng(15)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 53217.070:jīng,yīng
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 3458
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) KUKI
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) KEI
kJis0 (kJis0) 7219
kKangXi (kKangXi) 1034.090
kKarlgren (kKarlgren) 391
kKorean (kKorean) KYENG
kKPS0 (kKPS0) CFD0
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 4476
kMandarin (kMandarin) jīng
kMatthews (kMatthews) 2761
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 672b
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 31052
kNelson (kNelson) 3942
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 623
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+6364+140.3.7
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 140.7
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 140.7
kSBGY (kSBGY) 188.37 188.59
Simplified Variant (kSimplifiedVariant) 茎
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 5449
kTang (kTang) *hɛng
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 10
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) hành
kXerox (kXerox) 254:122
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0597.111:jīng
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) 莖
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) 莖
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)