U+8728 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 butterfly. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is dié.

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+8728 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 A8
UTF-16 87 28
UTF-32 00 00 87 28
URL-Quoted %E8%9C%A8
HTML-Escape 蜨
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 蜨
Pīnyīn dié
IRG_GSource GE-3C37
IRG_HSource HB2-
IRG_JSource J1-5B21
IRG_KPSource KP1-71D
IRG_KSource K1-6C4E
IRG_TSource T2-4D5E
BigFive E3D7
CCCII 232A45
CNS1986 2-4D5E
CNS1992 2-4D5E
EACC 232A45
Jis1 5901
KSC1 7646
TaiwanTelegraph 9148
Xerox 322:270

Related Characters



Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8728
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) 蜨
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 蜨
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 蜨
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 蜨
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 蜨
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 蜨
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 蜨
Case Folding (cf) 蜨
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 蜨
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) 蜨
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) GE-3C37
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB2-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J1-5B21
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP1-71D
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K1-6C4E
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T2-4D5E
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 1553.240
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 33163
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 42861.040
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 1086.200
kBigFive (kBigFive) E3D7
kCangjie (kCangjie) LIJLO
kCantonese (kCantonese) dip6
kCCCII (kCCCII) 232A45
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 1193.205
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 2-4D5E
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 2-4D5E
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 1553.240
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) butterfly
kEACC (kEACC) 232A45
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 518.10
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 5518.1
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 42861.040
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 42861.040:dié
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) SHOU SOU
kJis1 (kJis1) 5901
kKangXi (kKangXi) 1086.200
kKorean (kKorean) CEP
kKPS1 (kKPS1) 71DC
kKSC1 (kKSC1) 7646
kMandarin (kMandarin) dié
kMatthews (kMatthews) 6321
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 33163
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 211
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+15095+142.6.8
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 142.8
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 142.8
kSBGY (kSBGY) 542.32
Semantic Variant (kSemanticVariant) 蝶
Specialized Semantic Variant (kSpecializedSemanticVariant) 蝶
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 9148
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 14
kXerox (kXerox) 322:270
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0251.071:dié
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) 蜨
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) 蜨
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)