U+5350 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5350: 卐 – Unicode (2024)

U+5350 was added in Unicode version 1.1 in 1993. It belongs to the block U+4E00 to U+9FFF CJK Unified Ideographs in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Letter and is mainly used in the Han script. The Unihan Database defines it as swastika, one of the auspicious signs recognized (e.g. in Chinese Tathagata Buddhism) as being on the chest of Buddha (and variously seen in statuary on the chest, soles of the feet, or palms of the hands). Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is wàn.

The glyph is not a composition. Its East Asian Width is wide. In bidirectional text it is written from left to right. When changing direction it is not mirrored. U+5350 offers a line break opportunity at its position, except in some numeric contexts. The glyph can be confused with one other glyph.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The swastika ( or ) is an ancient religious and cultural symbol, predominantly found in various Eurasian cultures, as well as some African and American ones. In the West it is more widely recognized as a symbol of the German Nazi Party who appropriated it from Asian cultures starting in the early 20th century. The appropriation continues with its use by neo-Nazis around the world. The swastika never stopped being used as a symbol of divinity and spirituality in Indian religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. It generally takes the form of a cross, the arms of which are of equal length and perpendicular to the adjacent arms, each bent midway at a right angle.

The word swastika comes from Sanskrit: स्वस्तिक, romanized:svastika, meaning 'conducive to well-being'. In Hinduism, the right-facing symbol (clockwise)() is called swastika, symbolizing surya ('sun'), prosperity and good luck, while the left-facing symbol (counter-clockwise)() is called sauvastika, symbolising night or tantric aspects of Kali. In Jain symbolism, it represents Suparshvanatha– the seventh of 24 Tirthankaras (spiritual teachers and saviours), while in Buddhist symbolism it represents the auspicious footprints of the Buddha. In several major Indo-European religions, the swastika symbolises lightning bolts, representing the thunder god and the king of the gods, such as Indra in Vedic Hinduism, Zeus in the ancient Greek religion, Jupiter in the ancient Roman religion, and Thor in the ancient Germanic religion. The symbol is found in the archeological remains of the Indus Valley Civilisation and Samarra, as well as in early Byzantine and Christian artwork.

Although used for the first time as a symbol of international antisemitism by far-right Romanian politician A. C. Cuza prior to World War I, it was a symbol of auspiciousness and good luck for most of the Western world until the 1930s, when the German Nazi Party adopted the swastika as an emblem of the Aryan race. As a result of World War II and the Holocaust, in the West it continues to be strongly associated with Nazism, antisemitism, white supremacism, or simply evil. As a consequence, its use in some countries, including Germany, is prohibited by law. However, the swastika remains a symbol of good luck and prosperity in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain countries such as Nepal, India, Thailand, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, China and Japan, and by some peoples, such as the Navajo people of the Southwest United States. It is also commonly used in Hindu marriage ceremonies and Dipavali celebrations.

Representations

System Representation
21328
UTF-8 E5 8D 90
UTF-16 53 50
UTF-32 00 00 53 50
URL-Quoted %E5%8D%90
HTML hex reference 卐
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 卐
Pīnyīn wàn

Related Characters

Confusables

  • Glyph for U+0FD5 Right-Facing Svasti Sign

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5350
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) CJK Unified Ideographs
General Category (gc) Other Letter
Script (sc) Han
Bidirectional Category (bc) Left To Right
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) none
Decomposition Mapping (dm) Glyph for U+5350 CJK Unified Ideograph-5350
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) Glyph for U+5350 CJK Unified Ideograph-5350
Lowercase Mapping (lc) Glyph for U+5350 CJK Unified Ideograph-5350
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Glyph for U+5350 CJK Unified Ideograph-5350
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Glyph for U+5350 CJK Unified Ideograph-5350
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Glyph for U+5350 CJK Unified Ideograph-5350
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Glyph for U+5350 CJK Unified Ideograph-5350
Case Folding (cf) Glyph for U+5350 CJK Unified Ideograph-5350
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
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)
Cased (Cased)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Diacritic (Dia)
Emoji Modifier Base (EBase)
Emoji Component (EComp)
Emoji Modifier (EMod)
Emoji Presentation (EPres)
Emoji (Emoji)
Extender (Ext)
Extended Pictographic (ExtPict)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) Glyph for U+5350 CJK Unified Ideograph-5350
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Grapheme Link (Gr_Link)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
IDSU (IDSU) 0
ID_Compat_Math_Continue (ID_Compat_Math_Continue) 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start (ID_Compat_Math_Start) 0
Ideographic (Ideo)
InCB (InCB) None
Indic Mantra Category (InMC)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Join Control (Join_C)
Logical Order Exception (LOE)
Math (Math)
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar)
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) Glyph for U+5350 CJK Unified Ideograph-5350
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKC_SCF (NFKC_SCF) Glyph for U+5350 CJK Unified Ideograph-5350
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
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)
Prepended Concatenation Mark (PCM)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Regional Indicator (RI)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Other Letter
Soft Dotted (SD)
Sentence Terminal (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) Other
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)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) Glyph for U+5350 CJK Unified Ideograph-5350
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
East Asian Width (ea) wide
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Ideographic
Numeric Type (nt) none
Numeric Value (nv) not a number
Simple Case Folding (scf) Glyph for U+5350 CJK Unified Ideograph-5350
Script Extension (scx)
Vertical Orientation (vo) U
CNS 11643-1986 Mapping (kCNS1986) E-232D
CNS 11643-1992 Mapping (kCNS1992) 3-232D
Cangjie Input Code (kCangjie) VX
kCantonese (kCantonese) maan6
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) swastika, one of the auspicious signs recognized (e.g. in Chinese Tathagata Buddhism) as being on the chest of Buddha (and variously seen in statuary on the chest, soles of the feet, or palms of the hands)
kGB5 (kGB5) 1630
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10051.090
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10051.090:wàn
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10051.090
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0156.221
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G5-303E
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T3-232D
kJapanese (kJapanese) バン
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) MANJI
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) BAN MAN
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0156.221
kKorean (kKorean) MAN
kMandarin (kMandarin) wàn
kMojiJoho (kMojiJoho) MJ007850
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 48950
kNelson (kNelson) 0012
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 24.4
Semantic Variant (kSemanticVariant) Glyph for U+534D U+534D
kStrange (kStrange) M:U+534D
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 4
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