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Glyph for U+9673
Source: Noto CJK

U+9673 CJK Unified Ideo­graph-​9673

U+9673 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+4E00 to U+9FFF CJK Unified Ideographs in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Letter and is mainly used in the Han script. The Unihan Database defines it as exhibit, display; plead; surname. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is chén.

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+9673 behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type Other Letter for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Chen ([ʈʂʰə̌n] (listen)) (simplified Chinese: 陈; traditional Chinese: 陳; pinyin: Chén; Wade–Giles: Ch'ên; Jyutping: Can4; Cantonese Yale: Chàhn) is a common Chinese surname and one of the most common surnames in Asia. It is the most common surname in Taiwan (2010) and Singapore (2000). Chen is also the most common family name in Guangdong, Zhejiang, Fujian, Macau, and Hong Kong. It is the most common surname in Xiamen, the ancestral hometown of many overseas Hoklo.

Chen was listed 10th in the Hundred Family Surnames poem, in the verse 馮陳褚衛 (Feng Chen Chu Wei).

In Cantonese, it is usually romanized as Chan (as in Jackie Chan), most widely used by those from Hong Kong. Chan is also widely used in Macao and Malaysia. It is also sometimes spelled Chun. In many Southern Min dialects (including dialects of Hainan, Fujian, and Taiwan), the name is pronounced Tan, while in Teochew, it is pronounced Tang. In Hakka and Taishanese, the name is spelled Chin. In Wu it is pronounced Zen or Tchen.

In Vietnam, this surname is written as Trần (in Quốc Ngữ) and is 2nd most common. In Thailand, this surname is the most common surname of Thai Chinese and is often pronounced according to Teochew dialect as Tang. In Cambodia, this surname is transliterated as Taing. In Japanese, the surname is transliterated Chin (ちん). In Korean it is transliterated Jin or Chin (진).

In Indonesia, the surname is transliterated as Hartanto.

Chen is 5th most common in mainland China, but 4th most common in the world due to Chen's larger overseas population. With all its various spellings and pronunciations, there are around 80-100 million people surnamed 陳 / 陈 worldwide.

The surname Cheng (程) is sometimes romanized as Chen (e.g. John S. Chen). Another less common Chinese surname 諶 / 谌 (Shen) can also be romanized as Chen.


System Representation
UTF-8 E9 99 B3
UTF-16 96 73
UTF-32 00 00 96 73
URL-Quoted %E9%99%B3
HTML hex reference 陳
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 陳
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) F2 E7
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) C4 C4
Pīnyīn chén


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block CJK Unified Ideographs
General Category Other Letter
Script Han
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+9673 CJK Unified Ideograph-9673
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+9673 CJK Unified Ideograph-9673
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+9673 CJK Unified Ideograph-9673
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+9673 CJK Unified Ideograph-9673
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+9673 CJK Unified Ideograph-9673
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+9673 CJK Unified Ideograph-9673
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+9673 CJK Unified Ideograph-9673
Case Folding Glyph for U+9673 CJK Unified Ideograph-9673
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+9673 CJK Unified Ideograph-9673
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+9673 CJK Unified Ideograph-9673
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Other Letter
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+9673 CJK Unified Ideograph-9673
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Wide
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Ideographic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+9673 CJK Unified Ideograph-9673
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U
Big Five Mapping B3AF
CCCII Mapping 215F23
CNS 11643-1986 Mapping 1-5D73
CNS 11643-1992 Mapping 1-5D73
Cangjie Input Code NLDW
kCantonese can4
kCihaiT 1424.501
kCowles 142 470
kDaeJaweon 1856.060
Unihan Definition exhibit, display; plead; surname
kEACC 215F23
kFenn 504D
kFennIndex 26.09
kFourCornerCode 7529.6
kFrequency 2
kGB1 1934
kGSR 0373a
kGradeLevel 3
kHKGlyph 4382
kHanYu 64136.010
kHangul 진:0E
kHanyuPinlu chén(24)
kHanyuPinyin 64136.010:chén,zhèn
kIRGDaeJaweon 1856.060
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten 41698
kIRGHanyuDaZidian 64136.010
kIRGKangXi 1353.190
kIRG_GSource G1-3342
kIRG_HSource HB1-B3AF
kIRG_JSource J0-4444
kIRG_KPSource KP0-EBB9
kIRG_KSource K0-7267
kIRG_TSource T1-5D73
kIRG_VSource V1-6B2E
kJapaneseOn CHIN JIN
kJis0 3636
kJoyoKanji 2010
kKSC0 8271
kKangXi 1353.190
kKorean CIN
kKoreanEducationHanja 2007
kLau 217
kMandarin chén
kMatthews 339
kMeyerWempe 152 158
kMorohashi 41698
kNelson 5001
kPhonetic 67 1126 1403
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) C+3040+170.3.8
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) 170.8
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) 170.8
kSBGY 104.03 393.11
Simplified Variant Glyph for U+9648 U+9648
Specialized Semantic Variant Glyph for U+9663 U+9663
Taiwanese Telegraph Code 7115
kTang *djhin
Stroke Number 10
UnihanCore2020 Set HJKMPT
Quốc ngữ Pronunciation trần
kXHC1983 0133.021:chén 0133.022:zhèn
Xerox Code 244:310