U+8C9D 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 sea shell; money, currency. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is b.

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+8C9D behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type OLetter for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Radical 154 meaning "shell" is 1 of 20 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of 7 strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 277 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.


System Representation
UTF-8 E8 B2 9D
UTF-16 8C 9D
UTF-32 00 00 8C 9D
URL-Quoted %E8%B2%9D
HTML-Escape 貝
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 貝
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) F8 AF
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) B3 AD
Pīnyīn b
IRG_GSource G1-3134
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-332D
IRG_KPSource KP0-F2A
IRG_KSource K0-782F
IRG_TSource T1-4B4A
IRG_VSource V1-677
BigFive A8A9
CCCII 215968
CNS1986 1-4B4A
CNS1992 1-4B4A
EACC 215968
GB1 1720
Jis0 1913
KSC0 8815
TaiwanTelegraph 6296
Xerox 247:376

Related Characters

  • ⾙


  • ⾙


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) 貝
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 貝
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 貝
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 貝
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 貝
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 貝
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 貝
Case Folding (cf) 貝
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 貝
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) 貝
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) G1-3134
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-332D
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-F2A
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-782F
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-4B4A
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-677
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 1665.020
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 36656
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 63622.010
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 1204.010
kBigFive (kBigFive) A8A9
kCangjie (kCangjie) BUC
kCantonese (kCantonese) bui3
kCCCII (kCCCII) 215968
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 1267.603
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-4B4A
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-4B4A
kCowles (kCowles) 3381
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 1665.020
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) sea shell; money, currency
kEACC (kEACC) 215968
kFenn (kFenn) 856C
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 392.06
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 6080.0
kFrequency (kFrequency) 4
kGB1 (kGB1) 1720
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 3
kGSR (kGSR) 0320a
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 63622.010
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) bèi(49)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 63622.010:bèi
kHDZRadBreak (kHDZRadBreak) ⾙[U+2F99]:63622.010
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 3893
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) KAI
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) BAI HAI
kJis0 (kJis0) 1913
kKangXi (kKangXi) 1204.010
kKorean (kKorean) PHAY
kKPS0 (kKPS0) F2AA
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 8815
kMandarin (kMandarin) bèi
kMatthews (kMatthews) 5005
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 2478
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 36656
kNelson (kNelson) 4486
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 1083
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+1419+154.7.0
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 154.0
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 154.0
kSBGY (kSBGY) 381.07
Simplified Variant (kSimplifiedVariant) 贝
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 6296
kTang (kTang) *bɑ̀i
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 7
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) buổi
kXerox (kXerox) 247:376
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0048.031:bèi
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) 貝
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) 貝
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)