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Glyph for U+96C5
Source: Noto CJK

U+96C5 CJK Unified Ideo­graph-​96C5

U+96C5 was added in Unicode version 1.1 in 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 elegant, graceful, refined. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is .

The glyph is not a composition. Its East Asian Width is wide. In bidirectional text it is written from left to right. When changing direction it is not mirrored. U+96C5 offers a line break opportunity at its position, except in some numeric contexts.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Miyabi (雅) is one of the traditional Japanese aesthetic ideals, though not as prevalent as Iki or Wabi-sabi. In modern Japanese, the word is usually translated as "elegance," "refinement," or "courtliness" and sometimes to a "sweet loved one".

The ideal posed by the word demanded the elimination of anything that was absurd or vulgar and the "polishing of manners, diction, and feelings to eliminate all roughness and crudity so as to achieve the highest grace." It expressed that sensitivity to beauty which was the hallmark of the Heian era. Miyabi is often closely connected to the notion of Mono no aware, a bittersweet awareness of the transience of things, and thus it was thought that things in decline showed a great sense of miyabi. An example of this would be one of a lone cherry tree. The tree would soon lose its flowers and would be stripped of everything that made it beautiful and so it showed not only mono no aware, but also miyabi in the process.

Adherents to the ideals of miyabi strove to rid the world of crude forms or aesthetics and emotions that were common in artworks of the period, such as those contained in the Man'yōshū, the oldest extant collection of Japanese poetry. The Man'yōshū contained poems by people of every walk of life, many of which stood in stark contrast to the sensibilities of miyabi. For example, one poem in the collection likened a woman's hair to snail innards. The ideals of miyabi stood firmly against the use of metaphors such as this. Furthermore, appreciation of miyabi and its ideal was used as a marker of class differences. It was believed that only members of the upper class, the courtiers, could truly appreciate the workings of miyabi.

Miyabi in fact limited how art and poems could be created. Miyabi tried to stay away from the rustic and crude, and in doing so, prevented the traditionally trained courtiers from expressing real feelings in their works. In later years, miyabi and its aesthetic were replaced by the ideals of Higashiyama culture, such as Wabi-sabi, Yuugen, Iki and so on.

The characters of the classic eleventh-century Japanese novel "The Tale of Genji" by Lady Murasaki provide examples of miyabi.


System Representation
UTF-8 E9 9B 85
UTF-16 96 C5
UTF-32 00 00 96 C5
URL-Quoted %E9%9B%85
HTML hex reference 雅
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake é›…
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) E4 BA
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) B2 ED


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-96C5
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) CJK Unified Ideographs
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) Glyph for U+96C5 CJK Unified Ideograph-96C5
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) Glyph for U+96C5 CJK Unified Ideograph-96C5
Lowercase Mapping (lc) Glyph for U+96C5 CJK Unified Ideograph-96C5
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Glyph for U+96C5 CJK Unified Ideograph-96C5
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Glyph for U+96C5 CJK Unified Ideograph-96C5
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Glyph for U+96C5 CJK Unified Ideograph-96C5
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Glyph for U+96C5 CJK Unified Ideograph-96C5
Case Folding (cf) Glyph for U+96C5 CJK Unified Ideograph-96C5
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
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)
Cased (Cased)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Diacritic (Dia)
Emoji Modifier Base (EBase)
Emoji Component (EComp)
Emoji Modifier (EMod)
Emoji Presentation (EPres)
Emoji (Emoji)
Extender (Ext)
Extended Pictographic (ExtPict)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) Glyph for U+96C5 CJK Unified Ideograph-96C5
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Grapheme Link (Gr_Link)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
ID_Compat_Math_Continue (ID_Compat_Math_Continue) 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start (ID_Compat_Math_Start) 0
Ideographic (Ideo)
InCB (InCB) None
Indic Mantra Category (InMC)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Join Control (Join_C)
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) Glyph for U+96C5 CJK Unified Ideograph-96C5
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKC_SCF (NFKC_SCF) Glyph for U+96C5 CJK Unified Ideograph-96C5
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
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)
Prepended Concatenation Mark (PCM)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Regional Indicator (RI)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Other Letter
Soft Dotted (SD)
Sentence Terminal (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)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) Glyph for U+96C5 CJK Unified Ideograph-96C5
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
East Asian Width (ea) wide
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Ideographic
Numeric Type (nt) none
Numeric Value (nv) not a number
Simple Case Folding (scf) Glyph for U+96C5 CJK Unified Ideograph-96C5
Script Extension (scx)
Vertical Orientation (vo) U
Big Five Mapping (kBigFive) B6AE
CCCII Mapping (kCCCII) 215F44
CNS 11643-1986 Mapping (kCNS1986) 1-6273
CNS 11643-1992 Mapping (kCNS1992) 1-6273
Cangjie Input Code (kCangjie) MHOG
kCantonese (kCantonese) ngaa5
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 1437.501
kCowles (kCowles) 2982
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 1869.020
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) elegant, graceful, refined
kEACC (kEACC) 215F44
kFenn (kFenn) 165E
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 612.10
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 7021.4
kFrequency (kFrequency) 4
kGB0 (kGB0) 4937
kGB1 (kGB1) 4937
kGSR (kGSR) 0037g
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 4
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 4411
kHanYu (kHanYu) 64094.020
kHangul (kHangul) 아:0E
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 64094.020:yā,yǎ,yá
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 1869.020
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 64094.020
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 1365.140
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G0-5145
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-B6AE
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-326D
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-F7AD
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-643A
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-6273
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-6B43
kJapanese (kJapanese) ガ ア つね みやびやか
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) MIYABIYAKA TSUNE
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) GA A
kJis0 (kJis0) 1877
kJoyoKanji (kJoyoKanji) 2010
kKangXi (kKangXi) 1365.140
kKarlgren (kKarlgren) 208
kKorean (kKorean) A
kKoreanEducationHanja (kKoreanEducationHanja) 2007
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 7161
kMandarin (kMandarin)
kMatthews (kMatthews) 7222
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 2003
kMojiJoho (kMojiJoho) MJ027722 MJ027722:E0103 MJ027721:E0104 MJ027723:E0105
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 41973:E0104
kNelson (kNelson) 2850
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 951
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+1389+92.5.8 C+1389+172.8.5 V+13420+92.5.8 V+13420+172.8.5 V+13671+92.4.8 V+13671+172.8.4
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 172.4
kSBGY (kSBGY) 308.02
kSMSZD2003Index (kSMSZD2003Index) 756.11 410.17
kSMSZD2003Readings (kSMSZD2003Readings) yǎ粵ngaa5
kTGH (kTGH) 2013:2600
kTGHZ2013 (kTGHZ2013) 420.110:yǎ
Taiwanese Telegraph Code (kTaiwanTelegraph) 7161
kTang (kTang) *ngǎ
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 12
UnihanCore2020 Set (kUnihanCore2020) GHJKMPT
Quốc ngữ Pronunciation (kVietnamese) nhã
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1318.020:yā 1320.090:yǎ
Xerox Code (kXerox) 250:114