U+B9AC 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 ᅵ. It has a Wide East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. In text U+B9AC 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:

Lee is the typical romanization of the common South Korean surname I (Hangul 이), North Korean surname Ri (리) and surname Ye in the Korean Empire (as Ye Wanyong) at the end of the 19th century. The name is written identically to the Chinese name Li 李 in Hanja characters. It is the second-most-common surname in Korea, behind only Kim.

In South Korea, the modern pronunciation of 이 is like the English letter "E" (IPA: [iː]) and 이 is therefore sometimes romanized as Yi, particularly when it is used as a family name. Due to North–South differences in the Korean language, the traditional pronunciation of 이 is still employed in South Korea and is similar to the English surname "Lee" (as Lee Myung-bak). Furthermore, because Korean tends to shift the phoneme l to r at the beginning of words, leading to the pronunciation /riː/, which produces the occasional romanizations Rhee (as Syngman Rhee) and Rhie (as Rhie Won-bok).


System Representation
UTF-16 B9 AC
UTF-32 00 00 B9 AC
URL-Quoted %EB%A6%AC
HTML-Escape 리
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 리
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) B8 AE

Related Characters

  • 릭
  • 릮
  • 릯
  • 린
  • 릱
  • 릲
  • 릳
  • 릴
  • 릵
  • 릶
  • 릷
  • 릸
  • 릹
  • 릺
  • 릻
  • 림
  • 립
  • 릾
  • 릿
  • 맀
  • 링
  • 맂
  • 맃
  • 맄
  • 맅
  • 맆
  • 맇


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 2.0
Unicode Name (na) HANGUL SYLLABLE RI
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 ᅵ
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 리
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 리
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 리
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 리
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 리
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 리
Case Folding (cf) 리
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 리
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) 리
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) 리
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) 리
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)