Home U+AC00 to U+D7AF Hangul Syllables
Glyph for U+B290
Source: Noto CJK


U+B290 was added to Unicode in version 2.0 (1996). It belongs to the block U+AC00 to U+D7AF Hangul Syllables in the U+0000 to U+FFFF 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 Glyph for U+1102 Hangul Choseong Nieun, Glyph for U+1173 Hangul Jungseong Eu. It has a Wide East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. In text U+B290 behaves as Hangul LV Syllable regarding line breaks. It has type Other Letter for sentence and Alphabetic Letter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Hangul Syllable Type LV.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The Korean alphabet, known as Hangul (English: HAHN-gool) in South Korea and Chosŏn'gŭl in North Korea, is the modern official writing system for the Korean language. The letters for the five basic consonants reflect the shape of the speech organs used to pronounce them, and they are systematically modified to indicate phonetic features; similarly, the vowel letters are systematically modified for related sounds, making Hangul a featural writing system. It has been described as a "syllabic alphabet", as it combines the features of alphabetic and syllabic writing systems, although it is not necessarily an abugida.

Hangul was created in 1443 CE by King Sejong the Great in an attempt to increase literacy by serving as a complement (or alternative) to the logographic Sino-Korean Hanja, which had been used by Koreans as its primary script to write the Korean language since as early as the Gojoseon period (spanning more than a thousand years and ending around 108 BCE), along with the usage of Classical Chinese. As a result, Hangul was initially denounced and disparaged by the Korean educated class. The script became known as eonmun ("vernacular writing", 언문, 諺文) and became the primary Korean script only in the decades after Korea's independence from Japan in the mid-20th century.

Modern Hangul orthography uses 24 basic letters: 14 consonant letters and 10 vowel letters. There are also 27 complex letters that are formed by combining the basic letters: 5 tense consonant letters, 11 complex consonant letters, and 11 complex vowel letters. Four basic letters in the original alphabet are no longer used: 1 vowel letter and 3 consonant letters. Korean letters are written in syllabic blocks with the alphabetic letters arranged in two dimensions. For example, "Hangul" in Korean is written as 한글 (han geul), not ㅎㅏㄴㄱㅡㄹ (h a n g eu l). The syllables begin with a consonant letter, then a vowel letter, and then potentially another consonant letter called a batchim (Korean: 받침). If the syllable begins with a vowel sound, the consonant ㅇ (ng) acts as a silent placeholder. However, when ㅇ starts a sentence or is placed after a long pause, it marks a glottal stop.

Syllables may begin with basic or tense consonants but not complex ones. The vowel can be basic or complex, and the second consonant can be basic, complex or a limited number of tense consonants. How the syllable is structured depends if the baseline of the vowel symbol is horizontal or vertical. If the baseline is vertical, the first consonant and vowel are written above the second consonant (if present), but all components are written individually from top to bottom in the case of a horizontal baseline.

As in traditional Chinese and Japanese writing, as well as many other texts in East Asia, Korean texts were traditionally written top to bottom, right to left, as is occasionally still the way for stylistic purposes. However, Korean is now typically written from left to right with spaces between words serving as dividers, unlike in Japanese and Chinese. Hangul is the official writing system throughout Korea, both North and South. It is a co-official writing system in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture and Changbai Korean Autonomous County in Jilin Province, China.

Hangul has also seen limited use in the Cia-Cia and Aymara languages.


System Representation
UTF-8 EB 8A 90
UTF-16 B2 90
UTF-32 00 00 B2 90
URL-Quoted %EB%8A%90
HTML-Escape 느
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 느
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) B4 C0

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 2.0 (1996)
Unicode 1 Name
Block Hangul Syllables
General Category Other Letter
Script Hangul
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type Canonical
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+1102 Hangul Choseong Nieun Glyph for U+1173 Hangul Jungseong Eu
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+B290 Hangul Syllable Neu
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+B290 Hangul Syllable Neu
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+B290 Hangul Syllable Neu
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+B290 Hangul Syllable Neu
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+B290 Hangul Syllable Neu
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+B290 Hangul Syllable Neu
Case Folding Glyph for U+B290 Hangul Syllable Neu
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+B290 Hangul Syllable Neu
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+B290 Hangul Syllable Neu
Grapheme Cluster Break Hangul Syllable Type LV
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hangul Syllable Type LV Syllable
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 Hangul LV Syllable
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check No
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+B290 Hangul Syllable Neu
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check No
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+B290 Hangul Syllable Neu
Script Extension
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Vertical Orientation U
Variation Selector
Word Break Alphabetic Letter
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD