U+8B05 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 play with words, quip; talk nonse. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is zhōu.

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+8B05 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 AC 85
UTF-16 8B 05
UTF-32 00 00 8B 05
URL-Quoted %E8%AC%85
HTML-Escape 謅
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 謅
Pīnyīn zhōu
IRG_GSource G1-565F
IRG_HSource HB2-
IRG_JSource J4-7865
IRG_KPSource KP1-771
IRG_KSource K2-6127
IRG_TSource T2-5F50
BigFive EEA4
CCCII 23337A
CNS1986 2-5F50
CNS1992 2-5F50
EACC 23337A
GB1 5463
JIS0213 2,88,69
Jis1 6224
KPS1 7718
TaiwanTelegraph 6188
Xerox 271:161


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8B05
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) 謅
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 謅
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 謅
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 謅
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 謅
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 謅
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 謅
Case Folding (cf) 謅
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 謅
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) 謅
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) CT
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G1-565F
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB2-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J4-7865
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP1-771
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K2-6127
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T2-5F50
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 1638.280
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 35781
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 64007.150
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 1174.140
kBigFive (kBigFive) EEA4
kCangjie (kCangjie) YRPUU
kCantonese (kCantonese) zau1
kCCCII (kCCCII) 23337A
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 1252.202
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 2-5F50
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 2-5F50
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 1638.280
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) play with words, quip; talk nonse
kEACC (kEACC) 23337A
kFenn (kFenn) 663G
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 90.07 555.03
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 0762.7
kGB1 (kGB1) 5463
kHanYu (kHanYu) 64007.150
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 64007.150:chōu,chǎo,zhōu
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) MOTEASOBU
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) SOU SHOU SHUU SHU
kJIS0213 (kJIS0213) 2,88,69
kJis1 (kJis1) 6224
kKangXi (kKangXi) 1174.140
kKPS1 (kKPS1) 7718
kMandarin (kMandarin) zhōu
kMatthews (kMatthews) 1308
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 3290d
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 35781
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 234
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+18686+149.7.10
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 149.10
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 149.10
kSBGY (kSBGY) 208.51 301.05
Simplified Variant (kSimplifiedVariant) 诌
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 6188
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 17
kXerox (kXerox) 271:161
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1504.041:zhōu
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) 謅
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) 謅
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)