U+8703 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 marine monster which can change its shape; water spouts; clams. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is shèn.

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+8703 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 9C 83
UTF-16 87 03
UTF-32 00 00 87 03
URL-Quoted %E8%9C%83
HTML-Escape 蜃
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 蜃
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) E3 F1
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) E9 E7
Pīnyīn shèn
IRG_GSource G0-7257
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-6967
IRG_KPSource KP0-E5D
IRG_KSource K0-6371
IRG_TSource T1-6649
BigFive B8C2
CCCII 215669
CNS1986 1-6649
CNS1992 1-6649
EACC 215669
GB0 8255
GB1 8255
Jis0 7371
KSC0 6781
MainlandTelegraph 5763
TaiwanTelegraph 5763
Xerox 272:330


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8703
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) 蜃
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 蜃
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 蜃
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 蜃
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 蜃
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 蜃
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 蜃
Case Folding (cf) 蜃
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 蜃
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) 蜃
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) AGT
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G0-7257
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-6967
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-E5D
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-6371
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-6649
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 1552.010
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 33089
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 42854.060
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 1084.070
kBigFive (kBigFive) B8C2
kCangjie (kCangjie) MVLMI
kCantonese (kCantonese) san4 san5 san6
kCCCII (kCCCII) 215669
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 1190.601
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-6649
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-6649
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 1552.010
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) marine monster which can change its shape; water spouts; clams
kEACC (kEACC) 215669
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 7113.6
kGB0 (kGB0) 8255
kGB1 (kGB1) 8255
kGSR (kGSR) 0455m
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 42854.060
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 42854.060:shèn
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 3611
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) OOHAMAGURI
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) SHIN JIN
kJis0 (kJis0) 7371
kKangXi (kKangXi) 1084.070
kKorean (kKorean) SIN
kKPS0 (kKPS0) E5D8
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 6781
kLau (kLau) 2665
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 5763
kMandarin (kMandarin) shèn
kMatthews (kMatthews) 5737
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 2636a
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 33089
kNelson (kNelson) 4657
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 1129
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+6510+142.6.7 C+6510+161.7.6 V+20296+142.6.7 V+20296+161.7.6
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 142.7
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 142.7
kSBGY (kSBGY) 275.29 393.17
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 5763
kTang (kTang) zhin
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 13
kXerox (kXerox) 272:330
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1022.050:shèn
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) 蜃
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) 蜃
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)