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Alternatively, can you write the character by strokes (that the pinyin input recognizes it and that the character can be found among all the other stored characters)?

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What are you asking? I can't really get it... –  user3306356 May 26 at 14:55
    
Writing biangbiang with pinyin that it becomes a character. –  user76935 May 26 at 14:57
    
Something I find interesting is on wiki it says "biáng" (2nd tone) but on 百度百科 it says "biàng" (4th tone). And what I heard was biàng. Hmm, I don't know who is correct. –  Stan May 26 at 15:45
    
Possibly wiki isn't correct. Just guessing. –  user76935 May 26 at 15:52
    
Zisea says it's biang first tone. –  user3306356 May 27 at 0:49
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Phonetic Substitution

Although the character cannot currently be typed into a computer, wikipedia notes that one may use a phonetic substitution. I doubt that most people would recognise this 58 stroke original character in any case but at least this may be a usable substitute.

The Chinese character for "biáng" cannot be entered into computers. Therefore phonetic substitutes like Chinese: 彪彪面; pinyin: biāobiāo miàn) or Chinese: 冰冰面; pinyin: bīngbīng miàn) are often used.

(Wikipedia, n.d., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biángbiáng_noodles#Mnemonics)

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Biang biang mian 的 biang can't be typed because this character doesn't exist in any IME database.

Wikipedia:

Unicode The character has not been added to Unicode yet, but is being considered by the IRG for inclusion in the CJK Unified Ideographs Extension E block.[1]

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That's a shame. Means I would have to write it, scan it and then send it? Hmm –  user76935 May 26 at 15:00
    
Wikipedia uses an image in its references you can copy if you would like. upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/Biáng.svg –  user3306356 May 26 at 15:05
    
Yeah, I would need two of those to express by writing that I would like biangbiangmian. Not ideal...But thanks. –  user76935 May 26 at 15:14
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