U+9F8D 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 dragon; symbolic of emperor. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is l.

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+9F8D 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 212, , , or meaning "dragon", is one of only two of the 214 Kangxi radicals that are composed of 16 strokes. The character arose as a stylized drawing of a Chinese dragon, and refers to a version of the dragon in each East Asian culture:

  • Chinese dragon, Lóng in Chinese
  • Japanese dragon, Ryū or Tatsu in Japanese
  • Korean dragon, Ryong or Yong in Korean
  • Vietnamese dragon, Rồng in Vietnamese

It may also refer to the Dragon as it appears in the Chinese zodiac. It is used as the symbol for Tatsu, a roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain, in California.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are only 14 characters (out of 40,000) to be found under this radical.

It occurs as a phonetic complement in some fairly common Chinese characters, for example = "deaf", which is composed of 龍 "dragon" and the "ear" 耳 radical, 耳, pronounced similarly to 龍: "dragon gives sound, ear gives meaning".


System Representation
UTF-8 E9 BE 8D
UTF-16 9F 8D
UTF-32 00 00 9F 8D
URL-Quoted %E9%BE%8D
HTML-Escape 龍
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 龍
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) D7 A3
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) CE B6
Pīnyīn l
IRG_GSource G1-417A
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-4E36
IRG_KPSource KP0-D8F
IRG_KSource K0-5723
IRG_TSource T1-733E
IRG_VSource V1-6D3
BigFive C073
CCCII 21632B
CNS1986 1-733E
CNS1992 1-733E
EACC 21632B
GB1 3390
Jis0 4622
KSC0 5503
TaiwanTelegraph 7893
Xerox 245:176

Related Characters

  • ⿓
  • 龍


  • ⿓
  • 龍


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) 龍
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 龍
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 龍
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 龍
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 龍
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 龍
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 龍
Case Folding (cf) 龍
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 龍
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) 龍
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) ATJ
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G1-417A
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-4E36
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-D8F
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-5723
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-733E
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-6D3
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 2076.010
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 48818
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 74803.010
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 1536.330
kBigFive (kBigFive) C073
kCangjie (kCangjie) YBYSP
kCantonese (kCantonese) lung4
kCCCII (kCCCII) 21632B
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 1572.601
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-733E
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-733E
kCowles (kCowles) 2532
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 2076.010
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) dragon; symbolic of emperor
kEACC (kEACC) 21632B
kFenn (kFenn) 315D
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 323.01
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 0121.1
kFrequency (kFrequency) 2
kGB1 (kGB1) 3390
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 3
kGSR (kGSR) 1193a
kHangul (kHangul) 룡 용
kHanYu (kHanYu) 74803.010
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) lóng(76)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 74803.010:lóng,máng
kHDZRadBreak (kHDZRadBreak) ⿓[U+2FD3]:74803.010
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 4757
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) TATSU
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) RYUU ROU
kJis0 (kJis0) 4622
kKangXi (kKangXi) 1536.330
kKorean (kKorean) LYONG LONG PANG
kKPS0 (kKPS0) D8F8
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 5503
kLau (kLau) 2022 2023
kMandarin (kMandarin) lóng
kMatthews (kMatthews) 4258
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 1709
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 48818
kNelson (kNelson) 3351 5440
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 856
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+3966+212.16.0 V+14086+212.16.0 V+14087+212.16.0
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 212.0
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 212.0
kSBGY (kSBGY) 034.19
Semantic Variant (kSemanticVariant) 龒
Simplified Variant (kSimplifiedVariant) 龙
Specialized Semantic Variant (kSpecializedSemanticVariant) 竜
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 7893
kTang (kTang) *liong
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 16
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) long
kXerox (kXerox) 245:176
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0730.111:lóng
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) 龍
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) 龍
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)