U+B958 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 ᄅ ᅲ. It has a Wide East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. In text U+B958 behaves as H2 regarding line breaks. It has type OLetter for sentence and ALetter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is LV.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Ryu (also spelled Yu or Yoo or You or Ryoo) is the English transcription of several Korean surnames written as 유 or 류 in Hangul. Some of the family names written as Yoo are derived from the Chinese surnames Liu and Yu. As of 2000, there are roughly a million people surnamed Yoo in South Korea, making up approximately 2% of the country's population. Of those, the most common is Ryu (Hanja:柳, Hangul:류), with more than six hundred thousand holders, whereas u (Hanja:兪, Hangul:유) accounts for about a hundred thousand.

The family name Yoo can be represented by any of the four Hanja: 劉(류), 兪, 柳 and 庾, each representing a different meaning depending on its origin. In Korean, only the character 柳 specifically refers to 류 (Ryu), whereas the characters 劉(류), 兪, and 庾 refers to 유 (Yu) and is spelled as such; because of its irregular romanization, from Hanja to Hangul to English. It is during the transliteration from Korean to English that 류 (Ryu) and 유 (Yu) are mistakenly misspelled the same.

Surname: Hanja: 劉 / 刘, Hangul:유,류 Pinyin: Liú. A very common surname, as it was used by the ruling family of the Han Dynasty - a high point in the history of China.

Surname: Hanja: 兪, Hangul:유, Pinyin: Yu. During the time of the legendary emperor Huang Di (2697–2595 bc), there lived an extraordinary doctor who could cure all manner of diseases. Because of his great abilities, he was called Yu, which meant ‘to heal’. His descendants adopted a modified form of this character as their surname.

Notable clans include the Munhwa Ryoo and the Pungsan Ryoo.


System Representation
UTF-8 EB A5 98
UTF-16 B9 58
UTF-32 00 00 B9 58
URL-Quoted %EB%A5%98
HTML-Escape 류
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 류
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) B7 F9

Related Characters

  • 륙
  • 륚
  • 륛
  • 륜
  • 륝
  • 륞
  • 륟
  • 률
  • 륡
  • 륢
  • 륣
  • 륤
  • 륥
  • 륦
  • 륧
  • 륨
  • 륩
  • 륪
  • 륫
  • 륬
  • 륭
  • 륮
  • 륯
  • 륰
  • 륱
  • 륲
  • 륳


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) ᄅ ᅲ
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 류
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 류
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 류
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 류
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 류
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 류
Case Folding (cf) 류
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 류
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) 류
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) LV
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) LV 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) H2
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) 류
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) 류
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)