Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
charcoal, coal
Kun:
すみ
On:
タン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
1307 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 炭素 【タンソ】 carbon (C)
  • 炭鉱 【タンコウ】 coal mine, (coal) pit, colliery, coal-mine shaft
  • 木炭 【モクタン】 charcoal
  • 活性炭 【カッセイタン】 activated charcoal, activated carbon

Kun reading compounds

  • 炭 【すみ】 charcoal, charred remains
  • 炭火 【すみび】 charcoal fire
  • 正炭 【しょうすみ】 first adding of charcoal to the fire (tea ceremony)
  • 竹炭 【たけすみ】 bamboo charcoal

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tan4
Korean:
tan

Spanish

  • carbón vegetal
  • carbón

Portuguese

  • carvão

French

  • charbon de bois
  • charbon
274 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
361 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
341 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1007 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1418 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
842 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
713 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1186 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1344 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1427 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
875 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1267 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2806 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1445 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1947 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
778 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18953 Morohashi
2257 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3413 New Nelson (John Haig)
771 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
833 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
337 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1262 2001 Kanji
3o6.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
3-5-4 SKIP code
2228.9 Four corner code
1-35-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
70ad Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
wine, alcohol
Parts:
acid, bitterness, sour, tart
Kun:
す.い
On:
サン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
1218 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 酸 【サン】 acid, sourness, sour taste
  • 酸化 【サンカ】 oxidation, oxidization
  • 炭酸 【タンサン】 carbonic acid, carbonated water, baking soda, sodium carbonate
  • アミノ酸 【アミノサン】 amino acid

Kun reading compounds

  • 酸い 【すい】 sour, acid
  • 酸葉 【すいば】 sorrel (Rumex acetosa), Common sorrel, garden sorrel, spinach dock

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
suan1
Korean:
san

Spanish

  • ácido
  • agrio

Portuguese

  • ácido
  • amargo
  • azedo
  • picante

French

  • acide
  • aigre
  • amer
  • sur (goût)
618 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
715 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
689 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1027 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4789 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
819 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1838 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
516 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
525 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1420 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1797 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1968 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1049 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1415 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1449 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39871 Morohashi
1563 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6177 New Nelson (John Haig)
1437 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1545 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
791 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3267 2001 Kanji
7e7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
1364.7 Four corner code
1-27-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9178 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
meat 肉 (⺼)
Parts:
undress, removing, escape from, get rid of, be left out, take off
Kun:
ぬ.ぐぬ.げる
On:
ダツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
782 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 脱 【ダツ】 de- (indicating reversal, removal, etc.), post-
  • 脱税 【ダツゼイ】 tax evasion
  • 逸脱 【イツダツ】 deviation, departure, omission
  • 解脱 【ゲダツ】 liberation from earthly desires and the woes of man, deliverance of one's soul, moksha, mukti, vimukti

Kun reading compounds

  • 脱ぐ 【ぬぐ】 to take off (clothes, shoes, etc.), to undress
  • 脱げる 【ぬげる】 to come off, to slip down, to slip off

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tuo1
Korean:
tal, tae

Spanish

  • omitir
  • escapar de
  • desvestirse
  • quitarse

Portuguese

  • despir
  • remover
  • escapar de
  • livrar-se
  • ser deixado de fora
  • decolar

French

  • déshabiller
  • enlever
  • s'échapper de
  • se débarrasser de
  • être oublié
  • s'enfuir
1560 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
843 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3775 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1173 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1678 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1370 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1457 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
191 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1035 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1225 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
663 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
886 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
510 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
29539P Morohashi
973 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4822 New Nelson (John Haig)
498 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
537 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1450 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3957 2001 Kanji
4b7.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-7 SKIP code
7821.6 Four corner code
1-35-6 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8131 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
water
Kun:
みずみず-
On:
スイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
223 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 水 【スイ】 Wednesday, shaved ice (served with flavored syrup), water (fifth of the five elements)
  • 水位 【スイイ】 water level
  • 用水 【ヨウスイ】 irrigation water, water for fire, city water, cistern water
  • 浄水 【ジョウスイ】 clean water, purified water

Kun reading compounds

  • 水 【みず】 water (esp. cool, fresh water, e.g. drinking water), fluid (esp. in an animal tissue), liquid, flood, floodwaters, water offered to wrestlers just prior to a bout, break granted to wrestlers engaged in a prolonged bout
  • 水揚げ 【みずあげ】 landing, unloading (e.g. a ship), catch (of fish), takings, sales (of a shop), defloration (e.g. of a geisha), preservation (of cut flowers, in ikebana)
  • 飲み水 【のみみず】 drinking water, potable water
  • 呼び水 【よびみず】 pump-priming, rousing, stimulation

Readings

Japanese names:
うず、 ずみ、 つ、 ど、 み、 みさ、 みつ、 みな、 みん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shui3
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • agua

Portuguese

  • água

French

  • eau
14 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
16 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
40 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
144 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2482 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
16 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
68 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
54 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
21 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
21 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
19 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1151 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
10 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
132 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17083 Morohashi
10 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3030 New Nelson (John Haig)
130 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
137 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
166 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
31 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1142 2001 Kanji
3a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-3 SKIP code
4-4-3 SKIP code
1223.0 Four corner code
1-31-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6c34 Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
wine, alcohol
Parts:
fermentation
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1862 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 酵素 【コウソ】 enzyme
  • 酵母 【コウボ】 yeast, leaven
  • 並行複発酵 【ヘイコウフクハッコウ】 multiple parallel fermentation (esp. in sake brewing)
  • アルコール発酵 【アルコールハッコウ】 alcohol fermentation

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jiao4, xiao4
Korean:
hyo

Spanish

  • fermento
  • fermentación

Portuguese

  • fermentação

French

  • fermentation
1265 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1602 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4787 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1589 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1836 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1866 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2026 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1595 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1795 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1966 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1047 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1413 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1442 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39868 Morohashi
1561 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6175 New Nelson (John Haig)
1430 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1538 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1734 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3247 2001 Kanji
7e6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
1-7-6 SKIP code
1464.7 Four corner code
1-25-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9175 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
elementary, principle, naked, uncovered
Kun:
もと
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
660 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 素 【ソ】 plain, white silk, prime
  • 素案 【ソアン】 rough plan, draft
  • 栄養素 【エイヨウソ】 nutrient
  • 酵素 【コウソ】 enzyme
  • 素 【ス】 one's nature, one's feelings, oneself, plain, unadorned, undecorated, unadulterated, au naturel, mere, poor, exceedingly
  • 素顔 【スガオ】 face with no make-up, unpainted face, true face (of a country, celebrity, etc.), real face, true picture, real nature, sober face, sobriety
  • 空素 【カラス】 dealt hand containing only 1-point cards (scoring combination)
  • 鉤素 【ハリス】 snell (fishing), leader, trace, cast

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, (somebody's) side, (somebody's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 元より 【もとより】 from the beginning, from the first, all along, originally, of course
  • 味の素 【あじのもと】 Ajinomoto, brand name of monosodium glutamate (MSG)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
su4
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • materia prima
  • elemental
  • normal
  • usual

Portuguese

  • elementar
  • princípio
  • descoberto
  • nu

French

  • élément
  • principe
  • nu
  • découvert
658 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
759 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
737 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
717 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3511 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
797 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1623 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1707 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
271 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
271 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
636 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1506 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3108 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1590 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2171 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1546 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27300 Morohashi
2458 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4456 New Nelson (John Haig)
1532 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1652 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
500 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
716 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1441 2001 Kanji
6a4.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-6 SKIP code
5090.3 Four corner code
1-33-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d20 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
thwart, separate from, prevent, obstruct, deter, impede
Kun:
はば.む
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1280 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 阻止 【ソシ】 obstruction, check, hindrance, prevention, impediment, interdiction, preemption, blocking
  • 阻害 【ソガイ】 obstruction, inhibition
  • 悪阻 【ツワリ】 morning sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum
  • 妊娠悪阻 【ニンシンオソ】 hyperemesis gravidarum, HG, severe morning sickness

Kun reading compounds

  • 阻む 【はばむ】 to keep someone from doing, to stop, to prevent, to check, to hinder, to obstruct, to oppose, to thwart

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zu3
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • escarpado
  • separar
  • obstruir
  • disuadir
  • impedir

Portuguese

  • demover
  • separar de
  • previnir
  • obstruir
  • deter
  • impedir

French

  • faire obstacle
  • obstruer
  • contrarier
  • séparer
  • dissuader
  • empêcher
1505 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1377 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4984 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1767 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1866 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1085 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1135 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1519 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
726 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
411 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
258 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
308 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1796 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41593 Morohashi
348 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6434 New Nelson (John Haig)
1780 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1919 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1221 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3673 2001 Kanji
2d5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
1-2-5 SKIP code
7721.0 Four corner code
1-33-43 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
963b Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
roof
Parts:
harm, injury
On:
ガイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
358 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 害 【ガイ】 injury, harm, evil influence, damage
  • 害虫 【ガイチュウ】 harmful insect, noxious insect, vermin, pest
  • 薬害 【ヤクガイ】 harmful side effects of a medicine or drug
  • 傷害 【ショウガイ】 wound, injury, accident, casualty, assault, inflicting bodily injury

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hai4
Korean:
hae, hal

Spanish

  • desastre
  • obstáculo
  • daño
  • lesión

Portuguese

  • dano
  • injúria

French

  • tort
  • mal
  • blessure
362 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
460 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
437 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
425 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1306 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
450 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
468 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1181 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
518 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
527 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
785 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
481 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2826 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1457 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1962 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1565 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7165 Morohashi
2272 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1333 New Nelson (John Haig)
1551 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1671 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
428 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
538 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
777 2001 Kanji
3m7.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-7 SKIP code
3060.1 Four corner code
1-19-18 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5bb3 Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
medicine, chemical, enamel, gunpowder, benefit
Kun:
くすり
On:
ヤク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
702 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 薬 【ヤク】 dope, narcotic, drug
  • 薬価 【ヤッカ】 National Health Insurance drug price, NHI drug price
  • 製薬 【セイヤク】 medicine manufacture, drug manufacture
  • 医薬 【イヤク】 medicine, Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau

Kun reading compounds

  • 薬 【くすり】 medicine, pharmaceuticals, (legal) drugs, pill, ointment, salve, efficacious chemical (gunpowder, pesticide, etc.), (pottery) glaze, (illegal) drug, narcotic, small bribe
  • 薬指 【くすりゆび】 ring finger, third finger, fourth finger (in piano-playing), fourth toe

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yao4
Korean:
yag

Spanish

  • medicina
  • droga

Portuguese

  • remédio
  • produto químico
  • esmalte
  • pólvora
  • benefício

French

  • médicament
  • produit chimique
  • émail
  • poudre à canon
  • bénéfice
521 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
420 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
398 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
541 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4074 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
323 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
247 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2568 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.6 Japanese for Busy People
359 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
360 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
315 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
672 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3011 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1539 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2100 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1752 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32188PX Morohashi
2375 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5224 New Nelson (John Haig)
1736 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1873 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
439 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1964 2001 Kanji
3k13.15 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-13 SKIP code
4490.4 Four corner code
1-44-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
85ac Unicode hex code