U+8A9E 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 language, words; saying, expression. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is y.

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+8A9E 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 AA 9E
UTF-16 8A 9E
UTF-32 00 00 8A 9E
URL-Quoted %E8%AA%9E
HTML-Escape 語
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 語
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) E5 DE
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) B8 EC
Pīnyīn y
IRG_GSource G1-536F
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-386C
IRG_KPSource KP0-F8A
IRG_KSource K0-655E
IRG_TSource T1-6B23
IRG_VSource V1-673
BigFive BB79
CCCII 21586C
CNS1986 1-6B23
CNS1992 1-6B23
EACC 21586C
GB1 5179
Jis0 2476
KSC0 6962
TaiwanTelegraph 6133
Xerox 243:155


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
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) 語
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 語
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 語
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 語
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 語
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 語
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 語
Case Folding (cf) 語
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 語
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) 語
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) ATJ
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G1-536F
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-386C
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-F8A
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-655E
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-6B23
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-673
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 1628.020
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 35533
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 63974.090
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 1163.080
kBigFive (kBigFive) BB79
kCangjie (kCangjie) YRMMR
kCantonese (kCantonese) jyu5 jyu6
kCCCII (kCCCII) 21586C
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 1245.603
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-6B23
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-6B23
kCowles (kCowles) 4890
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 1628.020
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) language, words; saying, expression
kEACC (kEACC) 21586C
kFenn (kFenn) 763A
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 221.07 645.05 646.05
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 0166.1
kFrequency (kFrequency) 2
kGB1 (kGB1) 5179
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 2
kGSR (kGSR) 0058t
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 63974.090
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) yǔ(261)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 63974.090:yǔ,yù
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 3802
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) KATARU KOTOBA TSUGERU
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) GO GYO
kJis0 (kJis0) 2476
kKangXi (kKangXi) 1163.080
kKorean (kKorean) E
kKPS0 (kKPS0) F8AF
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 6962
kLau (kLau) 3535
kMandarin (kMandarin)
kMatthews (kMatthews) 7651
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 3637
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 35533
kNelson (kNelson) 4374
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 947
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+1952+149.7.7
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 149.7
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 149.7
kSBGY (kSBGY) 256.05 361.43
Simplified Variant (kSimplifiedVariant) 语
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 6133
kTang (kTang) *ngiǔ ngiù
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 14
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) ngữ
kXerox (kXerox) 243:155
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) 語
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) 語
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)