U+9F96 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 flight of a dragon. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is .

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+9F96 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 96
UTF-16 9F 96
UTF-32 00 00 9F 96
URL-Quoted %E9%BE%96
HTML-Escape 龖
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 龖
IRG_GSource G3-587A
IRG_HSource H-87
IRG_JSource J1-6D5D
IRG_KPSource KP1-927
IRG_TSource T4-6E55
CCCII 236065
GB3 5690
Jis1 7761
KPS1 927C


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-9F96
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) 龖
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 龖
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 龖
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 龖
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 龖
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 龖
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 龖
Case Folding (cf) 龖
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 龖
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) 龖
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
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G3-587A
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) H-87
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J1-6D5D
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP1-927
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T4-6E55
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 2078.140
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 48843
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 74806.070
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 1537.200
kCangjie (kCangjie) YBYPP
kCantonese (kCantonese) daap6
kCCCII (kCCCII) 236065
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 2078.140
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) flight of a dragon
kGB3 (kGB3) 5690
kHanYu (kHanYu) 74806.070
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 74806.070:dá
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) OSORERU
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) TOU DOU SOU
kJis1 (kJis1) 7761
kKangXi (kKangXi) 1537.200
kKPS1 (kKPS1) 927C
kMandarin (kMandarin)
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 48843
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+23055+212.16.16
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 212.16
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 212.16
kSBGY (kSBGY) 535.16
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 32
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) 龖
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) 龖
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)