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In the News (Mon 16 Oct 17)

  
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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.
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  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.
Traditional Chinese is still used to write characters in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and much of the Chinese diaspora.
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).
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  Traditional Chinese character - Wikipedia
Today traditional characters are used in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and by some overseas Chinese communities, especially those originating from the aforementioned regions/countries or who emigrated before the widespread adoption of simplified characters in the People's Republic of China.
In contrast, simplified characters are used in mainland China, Singapore, and in some overseas Chinese communities; especially those from aforementioned countries who emigrated after the widespread adoption of simplified Chinese characters.
Traditional characters are also used in Korean Hanja, and moderately simplified traditional characters are used in modern Japanese Kanji.
en.wikilib.com /wiki/Traditional_Chinese_character   (724 words)

  
  Traditional Chinese character - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Today traditional characters are used in Republic of China on Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and by some overseas Chinese communities, especially those originating from the aforementioned regions/countries or who emigrated before the widespread adoption of simplified characters in the People's Republic of China.
In contrast, simplified characters are used in mainland China, Singapore, and in some overseas Chinese communities; especially those from aforementioned countries who emigrated after the widespread adoption of simplified Chinese characters.
Traditional character users argue that traditional characters cannot be called "complex" as they were never made more complex; the characters were preserved the way they were.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Traditional_Chinese   (774 words)

  
 Traditional Chinese character - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Among Chinese speakers, traditional Chinese characters are referred to by several different names, each with different implications.
Traditional Chinese: 減筆字; Simplified Chinese: 减笔字; pinyin: jiǎnbǐzì) (simplified- and reduced- are actually homonyms in Mandarin Chinese, both pronounced jiǎn).
Traditional characters are also used in Korean Hanja, and moderately simplified traditional characters are used in modern Japanese Kanji.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Traditional_Chinese_character   (774 words)

  
 Chinese character - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
And the character 雲 yún (cloud) was written with the structure 云 in the oracle bone script of the Shāng dynasty, and had remained in use later as a phonetic loan in the meaning of to say.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_character   (4607 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Traditional Chinese character   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chinese (written) language (pinyin: zhōngw n) written in Chinese characters The Chinese language (汉语/漢語, 华语/華語, or 中文; Pinyin: H nyǔ, Hu yǔ, or Zhōngw n) is a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages.
Traditional Chinese characters are used in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and some overseas Chinese communities; especially those originating from the aforementioned countries or who emigrated before the widepspread adoption of simplified characters in the People's Republic of China.
Traditional characters are also used in Korean Hanja, and moderately simplified traditional characters are used in mordern Japanese Kanji.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Traditional-Chinese-character   (2149 words)

  
 Search Results for "Traditional Chinese character"
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 Random Walk in Learning: Traditional Chinese Character
While Chinese has many different dialects (Cantonese and Mandarin are two of the more popular dialects), we have a unified written character set for 5,000 years - until the simplified Chinese was introduced.
The traditional set, consists of about 56,000 characters, is used in ALL Chinese written work ever since the beginning of the written Chinese culture.
Simplified Chinese as a way to reduce illiteracy and promote Chinese as an easier language is also a weak argument.
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 Chinese Character Flashcards
Levels: The table is divided into ten levels, with 100 characters in each level.
When you click on "Random", the character shown will be in one of these levels.
Navigation buttons: You have the option of moving amonst the characters by moving directly up or down to the adjacent character in the table or to go to a random character somewhere in one of the levels selected.
www.mandarintools.com /flashcard.html   (0 words)

  
 Traditional Chinese Translation Services - English to Traditional Chinese Translation professionals
Traditional Chinese is the written script used in Taiwan, Singapore, and in many other places around the world; Simplified Chinese is the script used in Mainland China.
The Traditional Chinese system of writing is thought to have started as a pictograph system and then later became syllabic.
The characters are based on a syllabic system, where each character represents a set syllable usually consisting of one or more consonants and a vowel.
www.a2ztranslate.com /traditionalchinesetranslation.asp   (573 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)

  
 ipedia.com: Chinese character Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chinese characters are used to varying degrees in the written forms of the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages (though the latter only in South Korea).
Chinese characters have disappeared from Vietnamese — where they were used until the 20th century — and North Korea, where they have been completely replaced by Hangul.
Chinese characters (漢字) are called hànzì in Chinese, kanji in Japanese, hanja or hanmun in Korean, and hán tư (also used in the chu nom script) in Vietnamese.
www.ipedia.com /chinese_character.html   (2127 words)

  
 Wikipedia: Traditional Chinese character
Traditional Chinese characters (正體字) are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language.
Some supporters of simplified characters will object strongly to the term 正體字 as this states that traditional characters are correct.
When handwriting text, most Chinese will use informal individual simplifications, and there are some characters in which an informal simplified form is more common even in traditional Chinese text, notably the Tai in Taiwan.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/t/tr/traditional_chinese_character.html   (187 words)

  
 Traditional Chinese character - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Among Chinese people, traditional Chinese characters are referred to by several different names, each with different implications.
In contrast, users of simplified characters call them complex characters (Traditional Chinese: 繁體字; Simplified Chinese: 繁体字; pinyin: fántǐzì), or, informally, old characters (老字; pinyin: lǎozì), with the implication that traditional Chinese characters have been replaced and are obsolete.
Some older people refer to traditional characters as proper characters (正字; pinyin: zhèngzì) and simplified characters as simplified-stroke characters (Traditional Chinese: 簡筆字; Simplified Chinese: 简笔字; pinyin: jiǎnbǐzì) or reduced-stroke characters (Traditional Chinese: 減筆字; Simplified Chinese: 减笔字; pinyin: jiǎnbǐzì) (simplified- and reduced- are actually homonyms in Mandarin Chinese, both pronounced jiǎn).
www.voyager.in /Traditional_Chinese   (760 words)

  
 Simplified Chinese character at AllExperts
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.
Traditional Chinese is often used for commercial purposes, such as shopfront displays and advertisements, though the latter is officially discouraged.
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   (3999 words)

  
 Chinese Character Topic Center - Chinese
Traditional Chinese character Traditional Chinese characters are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language.
Chinese character encoding Chinese character encoding is needed for the display of Chinese characters in computers, used in the Chinese languageChine...
Chinese input methods for computers needs to be higher Because the Chinese language uses a logogramlogographic scriptandmdash;one in which one &qu...
www.famouschinese.com /public/Chinese_Character.html   (617 words)

  
 The Epoch Times | Simplification of Chinese Characters by the Chinese Communist Party
From the angle of Chinese culture, young school children are required to put in a little more effort to write Chinese characters and it can be seen as a sound basic exercise towards learning the rich culture of China.
The draft proposal for the simplification of Chinese characters was made in January 1955 and was passed by the Association for Reforming the Chinese Written Language in October and implemented throughout the entire country on February 1, 1956.
The simplification of the Chinese characters movement was a necessary face-lift of the Chinese culture to flatter the public by the culturally shallow and uneducated military group after they seized political power.
en.epochtimes.com /news/6-12-27/49770.html   (1959 words)

  
 Ben in Campus: Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese
To simplify the Traditional Characters, some characters having the same pronounciation are combined into one character.
Traditional Characters users also think it's brutal to simplify characters because no one will be able to read those ancient books any more.
Simplified Chinese characters are not invented by Mainland government from in vain.
benincampus.blogspot.com /2006/04/simplified-chinese-and-traditional.html   (829 words)

  
 General Programming Concepts: Writing and Debugging Programs - Traditional Chinese Input Method (TIM)
Each character is comprised of one to five components known as radicals.
The pronunciation of Traditional Chinese is represented by phonetic symbols called Dsu-Yin or Bo-Po-Mo-Fo.
Chinese characters are represented by one to three phonetic symbols.
www.ncsa.uiuc.edu /UserInfo/Resources/Hardware/IBMp690/IBM/usr/share/man/info/en_US/a_doc_lib/aixprggd/genprogc/chinese_tim.htm   (361 words)

  
 Traditional Chinese character at AllExperts
Today traditional characters are used in Republic of China on Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and by some overseas Chinese communities, especially those originating from the aforementioned regions/countries or who emigrated before the widespread adoption of simplified characters in the People's Republic of China.
The government of the Republic of China on Taiwan officially calls traditional Chinese characters Standard characters or orthodox characters (), which implies that traditional characters are the full and correct forms of the characters.
Some older people refer to traditional characters as proper characters () and simplified characters as simplified-stroke characters () or reduced-stroke characters () (simplified- and reduced- are actually homonyms in Mandarin Chinese, both pronounced jiǎn).
en.allexperts.com /e/t/tr/traditional_chinese_character.htm   (753 words)

  
 Pinyin news » Blog Archive » UN to drop traditional Chinese characters: report
Tragically, some of the new generation Chinese, unbeknowst of the Communists’ plot, think the “simplified” characters are simple to write and “efficient.” It is understandable that it would be earth-shattering for them to know that their basic comminication tools is a product of a political purpose from a “government” whose legitimacy to govern is questionable.
Chinese culture is so deep-rooted that it is totally preposterous, and in fact, it is insulting to the proven solidity of Chinese culture, to suggest that the UN’s decision would come even close to destroying Chinese culture.
Like a lot of you have already said, traditional Chinese has meanings to the words, but simplified Chinese is just WAY too simplified to the point that the words had lost their meanings.
pinyin.info /news/2006/un-to-drop-traditional-chinese-characters-report   (6346 words)

  
 :: Different Styles ::
Nowadays, the traditional style is still maintained by the people of Taiwan, the people of Hong Kong (although this may not be the case after 1997), some of the Chinese people of Singapore, and a large number of Chinese outside the Mainland.
The most special characteristic of the traditional style is that it is generally written from left to right and top to bottom.
The most obvious difference is that simplified characters are formed from subcomponents that are artificially assigned to represent the sounds used in the speaking of the word or words represented by the character (traditional Chinese characters are not phonetic).
www.users.interport.net /p/y/pychen/index5   (256 words)

  
 Chinese 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.
The major dialects spoken in Taiwan are Southern Fujianese or Taiwanese and Hakka, spoken by 75 percent and 15 percent of the natives respectively.
www.geocities.com /dtmcbride/tech/charsets/chinese.html   (541 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Reading & Writing Chinese Traditional Character Edition: Books: William Mcnaughton   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The second section comprises the remainder of the characters in the official list of 2,000 basic characters promulgated by the Chinese government, and gives much the same information as the first section, save the stroke order (which the learner should already be conversant with after learning the first section) and the compound words.
Unlike many books which present the most commonly-used characters first (although this is not to say that the characters he presents are not, in the main, common ones), characters that are geometrically simplest are first presented, and complex characters are built-up from the simpler parts already presented.
This does, in many ways, aid the memorisation of complex characters, if their parts are already known, but it also has the effect of presenting some rare, obscure, archaic or otherwise obsolete characters early on, so that they may be used as a section of a more complex, but common, character later on.
www.amazon.ca /Reading-Writing-Chinese-Traditional-Character/dp/0804832064   (1559 words)

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