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Glyph for U+C3BB
Source: Noto CJK

U+C3BB Hangul Syllable Ssyeoh

U+C3BB 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+C3A0 Hangul Syllable Ssyeo, Glyph for U+11C2 Hangul Jongseong Hieuh. It has a Wide East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. In text U+C3BB behaves as Hangul LVT 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 LVT.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The Korean alphabet, known as Hangul (English: HAHN-gool; Korean: 한글) in South Korea and Chosŏn'gŭl (조선글) 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 their 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.

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, the Korean word for "honeybee" (kkulbeol) is written as 꿀벌, not ㄲㅜㄹㅂㅓㄹ. 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 by speakers of the Cia-Cia language in Indonesia.


System Representation
UTF-16 C3 BB
UTF-32 00 00 C3 BB
URL-Quoted %EC%8E%BB
HTML hex reference 쎻
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 쎻
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) 9B E2


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+C3A0 Hangul Syllable Ssyeo Glyph for U+11C2 Hangul Jongseong Hieuh
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+C3BB Hangul Syllable Ssyeoh
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+C3BB Hangul Syllable Ssyeoh
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+C3BB Hangul Syllable Ssyeoh
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+C3BB Hangul Syllable Ssyeoh
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+C3BB Hangul Syllable Ssyeoh
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+C3BB Hangul Syllable Ssyeoh
Case Folding Glyph for U+C3BB Hangul Syllable Ssyeoh
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+C3BB Hangul Syllable Ssyeoh
Grapheme Cluster Break Hangul Syllable Type LVT
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
ID_Compat_Math_Continue 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start 0
InCB None
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check No
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+C3BB Hangul Syllable Ssyeoh
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+C3BB Hangul Syllable Ssyeoh
NFKD Quick Check No
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Other Letter
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Alphabetic Letter
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+C3BB Hangul Syllable Ssyeoh
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Wide
Hangul Syllable Type LVT Syllable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Hangul LVT Syllable
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+C3BB Hangul Syllable Ssyeoh
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U