U+B0A8 was added to Unicode in version 2.0 (1996). It belongs to the block Hangul Syllables in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Letter and is mainly used in the Hangul script.

The glyph is a Canonical composition of the glyphs 나 ᆷ. It has a Wide East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. In text U+B0A8 behaves as H3 regarding line breaks. It has type OLetter for sentence and ALetter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is LVT.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Nam is a Korean family name meaning "south". The 2000 South Korean census found 257,178 people with this family name, of whom 150,394 belonged to the Uiryeong Nam bon-gwan. According to the same census, the place with the highest frequency of people belonging to that bon-gwan was Eumseong County, North Chungcheong Province, where it accounted for 1,021 people, or 1.21% of the population; this represented a significant drop both in numbers and in proportion from the 1985 census, when it accounted for 1,427 people, or 1.71% of the population.

Korean people with this surname include:

  • Nam Sung-yong (1912–2001), bronze winner of the Marathon at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Nam Jung-hyun (born 1933), South Korean author
  • Nam Gi-nam (born 1942), South Korean director of movies, cartoons and TV series
  • Nam Hae-il (born 1948), South Korean naval officer
  • Nam Na-yeong (born 1971), South Korean film editor
  • Leonardo Nam (born 1979), Korean Australian actor
  • Nam Hyun-hee (born 1981), South Korean foil fencer
  • Nam Sang-mi (born 1984), South Korean actress
  • Nam Gyu-ri (born 1985), South Korean female singer
  • Naomi Nari Nam (born 1985), American figure skater
  • Eric Nam (born 1988), Korean American singer
  • Nam Ji-hyun (born 1990), South Korean singer
  • Nam Woo-hyun (born 1991), South Korean singer (member of Kpop boy band INFINITE)
  • Nam Taehyun (born 1994), South Korean singer (member of Kpop boy band WINNER)
  • Nam Ji-hyun (born 1995), South Korean actress


System Representation
UTF-8 EB 82 A8
UTF-16 B0 A8
UTF-32 00 00 B0 A8
URL-Quoted %EB%82%A8
HTML-Escape 남
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 남
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) B3 B2


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 2.0
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Hangul
General Category (gc) Other Letter
Script (sc) Hangul
Bidirectional Category (bc) Left To Right
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) Canonical
Decomposition Mapping (dm) 나 ᆷ
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 남
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 남
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 남
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 남
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 남
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 남
Case Folding (cf) 남
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 남
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) 남
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) LVT
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) LVT Syllable
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
Line Break (lb) H3
Logical Order Exception (LOE)
Math (Math)
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar)
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) No
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) 남
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) No
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) 남
Script Extension (scx) Hangul
Soft Dotted (SD)
STerm (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) ALetter
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)