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according to http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_4d3f04b40100ffxk.html 有学者王鼎吉统计：以国家语委、国家教委1988年1月26日联合发布的《现代汉语常用字表》为例，在3500个常用字中，有简化字1116个，占31.9%，即不到三分之一 there are 31.9% character undergo simplification in the most common 3500 characters.
Online input method Mandarin pinyin → Traditional Chinese: http://www.pinyinput.com/ Cantonese pinyin → Traditional Chinese: http://www.cantoneseinput.com/
TL;DR Long Answer From the oracle script to the seal script, character 龍 evolved from simple to complex. The seal script was already very similar to 龍. However later, variants (there were too many!) 𢅛 and 尨 appeared: Dictionary 集韻 (1037 AD) 古作[...]𢅛(帝+尨). The ancient forms for 龍 are [...] 𢅛(帝+尨) [...]. ...
there is an app for typing Chinese made for Chinese people. search Sogou pinyin in google and it will take you to the home page of the app, download and install(un tick the Sogou browser because you probably don't want it, it's practically a Chinese version for Chrome) don't worry about it being illegal, it's not. after installing, you can just press ctrl + ...
just remembered to remind you, there're differences between fonts for simplified and traditional chinese. since you're not mac user, i would suggest downloading google font: "not sans cjk": https://www.google.com/get/noto/help/cjk/ or, https://www.google.com/get/noto/#sans-hant it's free, have fun :)
Google Pinyin is another option for you. In Windows, switch your input method to Google Pinyin, and then use Ctrl+Shift+T to switch to traditional Chinese mode. Now you can type pinyin to get traditional Chinese characters. You can easily switch back-and-forth between simplified and traditional characters by using the same keyboard combination above.
I use Sogou input, there's a preference setting for it. And I believe many Chinese input have it too.
Solution for Windows 8.1 Go to Control Panel\Clock, Language, and Region\Language (Alternatively, click the downward arrow on the language bar (on the taskbar) to open the menu and click Settings...) Click Add a language Select Chinese (Simplified) Select Chinese (Simplified, China) Once 中文(中华人民共和国) is available as a language, click Options following it. ...
OK, again in mac os x, go to system preferences⋯keyboard⋯input sources⋯press +⋯choose "chinese-traditional" from the left⋯then choose "pinyin - traditional", voila :) remember to check the "show input menu in menu bar", then you can choose the pinyin as input method, and type "out" traditional chinese characters. have fun :)
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