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Glyph for U+996D
Source: Noto CJK


U+996D 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 cooked rice; food, meal. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is fàn.

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+996D 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:

Chinese cuisine encompasses the numerous cuisines originating from China, as well as overseas cuisines created by the Chinese diaspora. Because of the Chinese diaspora and historical power of the country, Chinese cuisine has influenced many other cuisines in Asia and beyond, with modifications made to cater to local palates. Chinese food staples such as rice, soy sauce, noodles, tea, chili oil, and tofu, and utensils such as chopsticks and the wok, can now be found worldwide.

The preferences for seasoning and cooking techniques of Chinese provinces depend on differences in historical background and ethnic groups. Geographic features including mountains, rivers, forests, and deserts also have a strong effect on the local available ingredients, considering that the climate of China varies from tropical in the south to subarctic in the northeast. Imperial royal and noble preference also plays a role in the change of Chinese cuisine. Because of imperial expansion and trading, ingredients and cooking techniques from other cultures have been integrated into Chinese cuisines over time.

There are numerous regional, religious, and ethnic styles of Chinese cuisine found within China and abroad. Chinese cuisine is highly diverse and most frequently categorised into provincial divisions, although these province-level classifications consist of many more styles within themselves. The most praised Four Great Traditions in Chinese cuisine are Chuan, Lu, Yue, and Huaiyang, representing cuisines of West, North, South, and East China, respectively. The modern Eight Cuisines of China are Anhui (徽菜; Huīcài), Guangdong (粤菜; Yuècài), Fujian (闽菜; Mǐncài), Hunan (湘菜; Xiāngcài), Jiangsu (苏菜; Sūcài), Shandong (鲁菜; Lǔcài), Sichuan (川菜; Chuāncài), and Zhejiang (浙菜; Zhècài) cuisines.

Color, scent and taste are the three traditional aspects used to describe Chinese food, as well as the meaning, appearance, and nutrition of the food. Cooking should be appraised with respect to the ingredients used, knifework, cooking time, and seasoning.


System Representation
UTF-8 E9 A5 AD
UTF-16 99 6D
UTF-32 00 00 99 6D
URL-Quoted %E9%A5%AD
HTML-Escape 饭
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 饭
Pīnyīn fàn


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+996D CJK Unified Ideograph-996D
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+996D CJK Unified Ideograph-996D
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+996D CJK Unified Ideograph-996D
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+996D CJK Unified Ideograph-996D
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+996D CJK Unified Ideograph-996D
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+996D CJK Unified Ideograph-996D
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+996D CJK Unified Ideograph-996D
Case Folding Glyph for U+996D CJK Unified Ideograph-996D
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+996D CJK Unified Ideograph-996D
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+996D CJK Unified Ideograph-996D
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+996D CJK Unified Ideograph-996D
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+996D CJK Unified Ideograph-996D
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U
CCCII Mapping 27606B
Cangjie Input Code NVHE
kCantonese faan6
Unihan Definition cooked rice; food, meal
kEACC 27606B
kFourCornerCode 2274
kFrequency 4
kGB0 2325
kHanYu 74445.010
kHanyuPinlu fàn(557)
kIICore AG
kIRGHanyuDaZidian 74445.010
kIRGKangXi 1427.311
kIRG_GSource G0-3739
kKangXi 1427.311
kMainlandTelegraph 7391
kMandarin fàn
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) 184.4
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) 184'.4
kTGH 2013:823
kTGHZ2013 092.060:fàn
Stroke Number 7
Traditional Variant Glyph for U+98EF U+98EF
UnihanCore2020 Set G
kXHC1983 0305.040:fàn