U+9B3C 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 ghost; spirit of dead; devil. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is gu.

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+9B3C 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 194 (鬼 Unicode U+9B3C, pinyin guǐ meaning "ghost" or "demon") is one of eight Kangxi radicals written with ten strokes.

The character is historically composed of 儿 "legs", 田 representing a large demon's head and a curl looking similar to 厶 taken to represent a swirl of vapour, or a demon's tail. The character can be traced to the oracle bone script, where it depicts a man kneeling on a monster head.

Most of the characters derived from the radical have meanings related to ghosts or souls, including 魔 "devil, demon", 魑 "black magic", 魘 "nightmare", 魄 "soul". In some signs, however, the radical is present purely as a phonetic marker, for example in 魏, the State of Wei during the Three Kingdoms period.


System Representation
UTF-16 9B 3C
UTF-32 00 00 9B 3C
URL-Quoted %E9%AC%BC
HTML-Escape 鬼
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 鬼
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) D0 A1
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) B5 B4
Pīnyīn gu
IRG_GSource G0-396D
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-3534
IRG_KPSource KP0-D3E
IRG_KSource K0-5021
IRG_TSource T1-5870
IRG_VSource V1-6C6
BigFive B0AD
CCCII 21616C
CNS1986 1-5870
CNS1992 1-5870
EACC 21616C
GB0 2577
GB1 2577
Jis0 2120
KSC0 4801
MainlandTelegraph 7607
TaiwanTelegraph 7607
Xerox 250:154

Related Characters

  • ⿁


  • ⻤
  • ⿁


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) 鬼
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 鬼
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 鬼
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 鬼
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 鬼
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 鬼
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 鬼
Case Folding (cf) 鬼
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 鬼
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) 鬼
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) G0-396D
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-3534
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-D3E
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-5021
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-5870
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-6C6
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 1993.190
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 45758
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 74427.010
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 1460.300
kBigFive (kBigFive) B0AD
kCangjie (kCangjie) HI
kCantonese (kCantonese) gwai2
kCCCII (kCCCII) 21616C
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 1521.503
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-5870
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-5870
kCowles (kCowles) 2061
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 1993.190
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) ghost; spirit of dead; devil
kEACC (kEACC) 21616C
kFenn (kFenn) 808B
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 272.06
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 2621.3
kFrequency (kFrequency) 3
kGB0 (kGB0) 2577
kGB1 (kGB1) 2577
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 3
kGSR (kGSR) 0569a
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 74427.010
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) guǐ(224)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 74427.010:guǐ
kHDZRadBreak (kHDZRadBreak) ⿁[U+2FC1]:74427.010
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 4638
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) ONI
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) KI
kJis0 (kJis0) 2120
kKangXi (kKangXi) 1460.300
kKarlgren (kKarlgren) 460
kKorean (kKorean) KWI
kKPS0 (kKPS0) D3E1
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 4801
kLau (kLau) 1029
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 7607
kMandarin (kMandarin) guǐ
kMatthews (kMatthews) 3634
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 1369
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 45758
kNelson (kNelson) 5276
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 711
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+1614+194.10.0
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 194.0
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 194.0
kSBGY (kSBGY) 255.36
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 7607
kTang (kTang) *giuə̌i
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 9
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) quỷ
kXerox (kXerox) 250:154
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0419.020:guǐ
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) 鬼
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) 鬼
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)