Home U+4E00 to U+9FFF CJK Unified Ideographs
Glyph for U+9F95
Source: Noto CJK


U+9F95 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 niche, shrine. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is kān.

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+9F95 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:

Radical 212, , , or meaning "dragon", is one of the 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 14 characters (out of 40,000) are 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, "a word with meaning related to ears and pronounced similarly to 龍": "dragon gives sound, ear gives meaning".


System Representation
UTF-8 E9 BE 95
UTF-16 9F 95
UTF-32 00 00 9F 95
URL-Quoted %E9%BE%95
HTML-Escape 龕
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 龕
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) CA FE
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) F3 FC
Pīnyīn kān


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+9F95 CJK Unified Ideograph-9F95
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+9F95 CJK Unified Ideograph-9F95
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+9F95 CJK Unified Ideograph-9F95
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+9F95 CJK Unified Ideograph-9F95
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+9F95 CJK Unified Ideograph-9F95
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+9F95 CJK Unified Ideograph-9F95
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+9F95 CJK Unified Ideograph-9F95
Case Folding Glyph for U+9F95 CJK Unified Ideograph-9F95
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+9F95 CJK Unified Ideograph-9F95
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Full Composition Exclusion
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Default Ignorable Code Point
East Asian Width Wide
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+9F95 CJK Unified Ideograph-9F95
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Join Control
Jamo Short Name
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Ideographic
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+9F95 CJK Unified Ideograph-9F95
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Other Letter
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+9F95 CJK Unified Ideograph-9F95
Script Extension
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Vertical Orientation U
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Big Five Mapping F7CE
Cangjie Input Code OMRP
kCantonese ham1
CCCII Mapping 236062
kCihaiT 1576.501
CNS 11643-1986 Mapping 2-6E7B
CNS 11643-1992 Mapping 2-6E7B
kCowles 1144
kDaeJaweon 2078.120
Unihan Definition niche, shrine
kEACC 236062
kFenn 315F
kFennIndex 240.04
kFourCornerCode 8021.1
kGB1 7772
kHangul 감:0N
kHanYu 74805.160
kHanyuPinyin 74805.160:kān,kè
kIRG_GSource G1-6D68
kIRG_HSource HB2-F7CE
kIRG_JSource J0-737C
kIRG_KPSource KP0-CEA1
kIRG_KSource K0-4A7E
kIRG_TSource T2-6E7B
kIRG_VSource V2-9170
kIRGDaeJaweon 2078.120
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten 48839
kIRGHanyuDaZidian 74805.160
kIRGKangXi 1537.160
kJapaneseKun ZUSHI
kJapaneseOn GAN KAN
kJis0 8392
kKangXi 1537.160
kKarlgren 71
kKorean KAM
kKoreanName 2015
kKSC0 4294
kMandarin kān
kMatthews 3258
kMeyerWempe 770
kMorohashi 48839
kNelson 0568
kPhonetic 509
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) C+7471+212.16.6
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) 212.6
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) 212.6
kSBGY 222.58
Simplified Variant Glyph for U+9F9B U+9F9B
Taiwanese Telegraph Code 7896
Stroke Number 22
UnihanCore2020 Set HJKMPT
Xerox Code 271:173
kXHC1983 0632.011:kān