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  chinese character directory - China-Lifestyles.com
the method we've chosen, as is used on this chinese character topic area, is to present lists of links at the top of the page in handy "title only" form, while providing additional commentary for those who desire it, as footnotes.
In fact the Chinese character 'Bian' means the 'use of a sharp edged stone to treat disease' and the modern Chinese...
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  Chinese Characters
While Chinese characters are often thought of as overly complex, in fact they are all derived from a couple hundred simple pictographs and ideographs in ways that are usually quite logical and easy to remember.
In the last century far older characters have been uncovered, allowing modern researchers to go beyond the traditional etymologies and obtain a better understanding of the true history of Chinese characters.
Characters form the basic unit of meaning in Chinese, but not all characters can stand alone as a word and most Chinese words are formed of two separate characters.
www.chinesesoftwareguide.com /chinese/characters/char002.htm   (709 words)

  
  RFC 1922 (rfc1922) - Chinese Character Encoding for Internet Messages
To use this character scheme with MIME, CN-GB is used as the value for the charset parameter: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=cn-gb; charset-edition=1980 Note: The "charset-edition" is a new MIME parameter described in section 4.1 of the "Specification" part of this document.
To use this character scheme with MIME, CN-Big5 is used as the value for the charset parameter: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=cn-big5; charset-edition=1984 Note: The "charset-edition" is a new MIME parameter described in section 4.1 of the "Specification" part of this document.
Preferably the implementation should display the characters with glyphs appropriate to the typographic tradition that is implied in the encoding of the received text.
www.faqs.org /rfcs/rfc1922.html   (3800 words)

  
  Chinese character - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The number of Chinese characters contained in the Kangxi dictionary is nearly 47,035, although a large number of these are rarely-used variants accumulated throughout history.
Chinese characters are also known more formally as sinographs and the system as sinography.
Because character simplifications were not officially sanctioned and generally a result of caoshu writing or idiosyncratic reductions, traditional, standard characters were mandatory in printed, and especially official, works, while the (unofficial) simplified characters would be used in everyday writing, or quick scribblings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_character   (5746 words)

  
 Chinese character - Chinese Character - Chinese
Chinese characters or Han characters (汉字/漢字) are used in the written forms of the Chinese language, and to varying degrees in the Japanese languageJapanese and Korean languageKorean languages (though the latter only in South Korea).
Most Chinese characters, however, are radical-radical compounds, in which each element (radical) of the character hints at the meaning, and radical-phonetic compounds, in which one component (the radical) indicates the kind of concept the character describes, and the other hints at the pronunciation.
The large number of Chinese characters is due to their logographic nature andmdash; for every morpheme there must be a symbol, and sometimes there are variant characters have developed for the same morpheme.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Chinese_character   (3193 words)

  
 The Chinese Written Character   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thus in Chinese the sign meaning "to be lost in the forest" relates to a state of non-existence.
In Chinese the chief verb for "is" not only means actively "to have," but shows by its derivation that it expresses something even more concrete, namely, "to snatch from the moon with the hand." Here the baldest symbol of prosaic analysis is transformed by magic into a splendid flash of concrete poetry.
In the derivation of nouns from verbs, the Chinese language is forestalled by the Aryan.
www.hyattcarter.com /the_chinese_written_character.htm   (8489 words)

  
 Simplified Chinese character at AllExperts
Simplified Chinese characters are the Chinese characters officially simplified by the government of the People's Republic of China in an attempt to promote literacy.
Although most of the Simplified Chinese characters in use today are the result of the works moderated by the government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the 1950s and 60s, character simplification predates the PRC's formation in 1949.
Since simplified Chinese conflated many characters into one and since the initial version of the GB encoding scheme, known as GB2312-80, contained only one code point for each character, it is impossible to use GB2312 to map to the bigger set of traditional characters.
en.allexperts.com /e/s/si/simplified_chinese_character.htm   (0 words)

  
 Chinese character
The more common types Chinese characters, on the other hand, are 'radical-radical' compounds, in which each element (radical) of the character hints at the meaning, and radical-phonetic' compounds, in which one component (the radical) indicates the kind of concept the character describes, and the other hints at the pronunciation.
The first component (or "radical") simply tells that the character denotes a female entity, whereas the second acts as a pronunciation guide by referring to the word for "horse", which is also pronounced 'ma', though in a different tone.
The earliest Chinese characters are the so called "Oracle Script" or (甲骨文) jia3gu3wen2 during the Shang Dynasty, followed by the Bronzeware Script or (金文;) jin1wen2 during the Zhou Dynasty.
www.fastload.org /ch/Chinese_character.html   (1018 words)

  
 Chinese Character Finder   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The difference between this Finder and a standard Chinese dictionary is that the characters here are organized according to their visual form, rather than according to the traditional system of 214 "radicals" or by a phonetic transcription of Chinese words.
You are presented the characters in the context of a hierarchy of visual "cues" to facilitate learning their specific formal attributes.
The two characters look almost identical, and while they may have no ostensible genealogical relationship, it is useful to include them in such a grouping for the purpose of comparing them didacticly.
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 Chinese Character Decoder
As legend goes, the Chinese writing system was invented by Cang Ji, a minister of the Emperor Huang Di, after he noticed the distinct footprints of different animals.
It's probably for this reason that all but five percent of the characters in the Chinese language today are of the determinative-phonetic variety.
Although the origin of written Chinese is shrouded in myth, studies show a clear development from extremely representative pictograms through various stages of simplification to abstract ideograms.
china.candidemedia.com /html/dispatches/three/featurec.html   (455 words)

  
 Chinese logographic writing system
The meaning of Chinese symbols can be recognised across time, despite language changes in the spoken language, so that the Chinese have access to almost all their literature and history from pre-classical times.
Chinese does have phonetic elements, representing spoken sounds, but according to Wang (1973) it is not possible to read using the phonetic elements without first analysing the whole character to find out which is the phonetic element.
Chinese and Japanese children quickly learn a few characters as wholes, but then comes a stage when they are liable to confuse characters that share a common subpart, until at last they are able to make correct associations to the whole characters because they have become clearer about the subparts.
home.vicnet.net.au /~ozideas/writchin.htm   (2605 words)

  
 Chinese Character Test - How many Chinese characters do you know?
The Chinese Character Test is based on the Clavis Sinica dictionary, which in turn is based on the first level of the Guobiao Chinese character set.
The Clavis text reader window allows you to display any digitized Chinese text and to access, with a click of the mouse, the pinyin and definition of any unfamiliar character and of the word in which it is used.
For any unfamiliar character, you can display a separate character information window that shows how the character is divided into its radical and phonetic parts, which can be a big help in remembering the structure of the character.
www.clavisinica.com /chartest.html   (1452 words)

  
 The Chinese Script (www.chinaknowledge.de)
The character of Chinese as a language with isolated syllables not having a declination or conjugation makes it possible to express every spoken word in a written form simply by writing one single character.
Many of this huge number of characters are used solely for special terms in poems, novels, or sciences or in old literature, a great amount of characters are used for dialect words and are probably never written in books, and many old characters have died out.
Hand writing is often done with character shapes that vary from the normal book printing, partially by change of stroke order or connection of two strokes to one to make writing quicker and easier, partially to acheive a character appearance that is more beautiful (see calligraphy page).
www.chinaknowledge.de /Literature/script.html   (6755 words)

  
 learn chinese character directory - China-Lifestyles.com
ABOUT THESE FOOTNOTES for learn chinese character - for over a year, we researched the best ways to present information on these content pages, attempting to strike a balance between publishing volumes of information while limiting the need to scroll down through lengthy lists of items..
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The Chinese Character for strength is an interesting word to study...
www.china-lifestyles.com /chinese-learning/learn-chinese-character.php   (1184 words)

  
 Chinese Character Flashcards
Chinese Character Flashcards 888: "simplified and traditional characters, pinyin, radicals, and several examples of words using the characters"
Cheng & Tsui Chinese Character Dictionary: A Guide to the 2,000 Most Frequently-Used Characters: Not flashcards, but still useful for character learning and review.
Reading and Writing Chinese: A Guide to the Chinese Writing System: Also not flashcards, but useful in learning traditional characters.
www.mandarintools.com /flashcards.html   (310 words)

  
 Reading Chinese Characters
Both of the characters in the unit may or may not have separate meaning, but they do contribute to the meaning of the compound (which can also be considered analogous to English).
Historically, it was thought that the process of reading Chinese characters did not rely on phonological processing as much as English script (as discussed in Pollatsek, 2000).
While one body of research has looked at Chinese character reading in isolation, an extension of these studies is interested in looking at language differences as a whole.
www.stolaf.edu /depts/cis/wp/lepore/Reading_Chinese_Characters.html   (3814 words)

  
 NPR : Chinese Character Tattoos: Lost in Translation
It's supposed to read "bad boy" in Chinese, except the order of last two characters has been reversed.
Tang posts photos of Chinese character tattoos that either contain errors or carry no meaning.
Tang says as a Chinese American, he felt it was his "duty and honor to educate the public about the misusage of Chinese characters."
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5150077   (193 words)

  
 Primer to Computer-Aided Translation Chinese into English
Now use should be able to input any Chinese character granted that you know the pinyin and the cahracter is of course not too obscure.
Note: although there are many possibilities for mediums to work in with Chinese characters, I personally try to get everything into Wenlin, due to its ability to perform a multitude of conversions, demonstrating the most universal exchange capabilities.
There is something appealing about this method because it's allows you to become a little closer to understanding Chinese characters in general and specifically the character you are looking for.
www.chinesemedicinedoc.com /index.php?page=92   (0 words)

  
 Simplified vs Traditional Chinese in Unicode
In many cases, this meant that a single character from the simplified set was used in place of several characters from the larger traditional set.
What is left for unification are characters representing the same thing but exhibiting no visual differences, or relatively minor differences such as different sequence for writing strokes, differences in stroke overshoot and protrusion, differences in contact and bend of strokes, differences in accent and termination of strokes, etc.
The Chinese national GB standard defines a basic set of (around 6,000) characters for use with Simplified Chinese writing that does not include many of the characters in the Taiwanese industry standard for Traditional Chinese called Big 5 (around 13,000 characters in the basic set).
people.w3.org /rishida/scripts/chinese   (0 words)

  
 Chinese Character Sets
Chinese characters may appear on Web pages as images (gif or jpeg) or special character sets.
Chinese characters may also be activated by other tags such as HTML, P and FONT.
Dialects of the Mandarin group are spoken in three-quarters of the country by roughly two-thirds of the population, which is one of the reasons why Mandarin was chosen as the national language.
www.geocities.com /dtmcbride/tech/charsets/chinese.html   (0 words)

  
 Chinese Character Data   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the course of developing a Chinese dictionary and character memorization aid program (Hanzim), I investigated a large number of public domain Chinese dictionary and character data sources available online.
A list of Chinese characters, words, and phrases with frequency and pronunciation (zhuyin fuhao/bopomofo) format, obtained from the libtabe project 0.2.3 distribution.
List of character, frequency expressed as a rank from 0 (most frequent 10%) to 9 (least frequent 10%), pinyin, and English translation (6706 entries); characters with multiple pronunciations have their LESS frequent versions marked with a *.
kamares.ucsd.edu /~arobert/hanziData.html   (772 words)

  
 Chinese Character Codes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is the encoding standard used to represent Simplified Chinese characters.
Thus, in a document that contain Chinese characters and regular ASCII characters, the ASCII characters are still represented with a single byte.
Since the characters in different plane may have the same coding, escape sequence is necessary to switch between character planes.
www.khngai.com /chinese/charmap   (0 words)

  
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To use this character scheme with MIME, CN-GB is used as the value for the charset parameter: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=cn-gb; charset-edition=1980 Note: The "charset-edition" is a new MIME parameter described in section 4.1 of the "Specification" part of this document.
To use this character scheme with MIME, CN-Big5 is used as the value for the charset parameter: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=cn-big5; charset-edition=1984 Note: The "charset-edition" is a new MIME parameter described in section 4.1 of the "Specification" part of this document.
Preferably the implementation should display the characters with glyphs appropriate to the typographic tradition that is implied in the encoding of the received text.
www.ietf.org /rfc/rfc1922.txt   (4231 words)

  
 Chinese and Information Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Character set standards are usually established by a government or a government-sanctioned organization in a given country or region.
Chinese characters that differ only in glyphs are often combined to occupy a single point.
Special characters including designator, single shift and shifting sequences are used to invoke two-byte modes or to switch between one- and two-byte modes.
projects.ldc.upenn.edu /Chinese/info_it.htm   (0 words)

  
 Chinese Characters
While Cantonese and other dialects have developed their own "local" characters for informal communication and pop-literature, traditional Chinese remains the mainstay and the primary means of business correspondence.
Sometimes an additional component is added to change the meaning of a character while the base sound is changed little or not at all.
While each character should be learned with its individual stroke order, there are some simple rules that can be remembered to make remembering the proper stroke order easier.
www.chinese-lessons.com /chinese/characters.htm   (282 words)

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