U+98DF 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 eat; meal; food; KangXi radical number 184. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is sh.

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 2 other glyphs. In text U+98DF 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 184 meaning "eat" or "food" is 1 of 11 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of 9 strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 403 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.


System Representation
UTF-8 E9 A3 9F
UTF-16 98 DF
UTF-32 00 00 98 DF
URL-Quoted %E9%A3%9F
HTML-Escape 食
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 食
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) E3 DD
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) BF A9
Pīnyīn sh
IRG_GSource G0-4A33
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-3F29
IRG_KPSource KP0-E5C
IRG_KSource K0-635D
IRG_TSource T1-537A
IRG_VSource V2-914
BigFive ADB9
CCCII 216064
CNS1986 1-537A
CNS1992 1-537A
EACC 216064
GB0 4219
GB1 4219
Jis0 3109
KSC0 6761
MainlandTelegraph 7380
TaiwanTelegraph 7380
Xerox 243:060

Related Characters

  • ⾷


  • ⻝
  • ⾷


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) 食
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 食
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 食
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 食
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 食
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 食
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 食
Case Folding (cf) 食
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 食
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) 食
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) AGT
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G0-4A33
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-3F29
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-E5C
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-635D
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-537A
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V2-914
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 1939.100
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 44014
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 74440.010
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 1415.290
kBigFive (kBigFive) ADB9
kCangjie (kCangjie) OIAV
kCantonese (kCantonese) ji6 sik6 zi6
kCCCII (kCCCII) 216064
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 1489.203
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-537A
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-537A
kCowles (kCowles) 3925
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 1939.100
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) eat; meal; food; KangXi radical number 184
kEACC (kEACC) 216064
kFenn (kFenn) 363B
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 452.02
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 8073.2
kFrequency (kFrequency) 4
kGB0 (kGB0) 4219
kGB1 (kGB1) 4219
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 1
kGSR (kGSR) 0921a
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 74440.010
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) shí(341) shi(152)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 74440.010:shí,sì,yì
kHDZRadBreak (kHDZRadBreak) ⾷[U+2FB7]:74440.010
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 4537
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) KUU KURAU TABERU
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) SHOKU SHI JIKI
kJis0 (kJis0) 3109
kKangXi (kKangXi) 1415.290
kKorean (kKorean) SIK SA
kKPS0 (kKPS0) E5C3
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 6761
kLau (kLau) 2790
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 7380
kMandarin (kMandarin) shí
kMatthews (kMatthews) 5810
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 2706
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 44014
kNelson (kNelson) 5154
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 1196
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+2543+184.9.0
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 184.0
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 184.0
kSBGY (kSBGY) 357.51 525.16
Semantic Variant (kSemanticVariant) 飠
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 7380
kTang (kTang) *jhiək
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 9
kXerox (kXerox) 243:060
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1043.060:shí 1090.040:sì 1370.050:yì
z Variant (kZVariant) 饣
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) 食
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) 食
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)