I've tried to google these old Chinese characters using their closest approximations but still haven't found out any. I want to find these characters so that I can copy and paste them instead of taking photos of them every time needed. They are: enter image description here enter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description here

PS: I just added 3 more Old Chinese characters because before that I didn't have enough reputation to upload more than 2 images. So, at the beginning, there were 2 images but after adding 3 more, now there are 5 images.

  • 1. Zisea provides several methods besides 两分 for you to find characters, worth a try. 2. You can also use handwriting input methods.
    – Stan
    Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 7:55

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If you're having trouble displaying the following characters install the Hanazono font.

zisea 𬚆



zisea 𩫁




石 毛 doesn't seem to have much of a record as far as I can tell.


No results found for “⿱石毛”.

where means top/bottom components in order of: 石(top) 毛(bottom)

𥎿 日 also doesn't seem to have an exact match that I can find, but this website seems to say it's this:




they say it's a combination of 𥎿 日 but the character looks more like 干 than 于, not sure if it will work for your purpose.

zisea 肰


How to find characters?


I used zisea's 两分 to find both characters.

For the first one I searched 羽 能 (with a space in the middle)


and for the second I searched 高 毛 (with a space in the middle).

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If you can figure out the two major components you can pretty much find any character you want, unicode or non-unicode.



zdic sou suo page explains it like this:



笔顺名称 一(横) 丨(竖) 丿(撇) 丶(点) 乛(折)

笔顺编号 1 2 3 4 5


𩫁 for instance is 丶一丨フ一丨フ丨フ一ノ一一フ which equates to 41251252513115

if you search for this on zdic select 字典 and then 笔顺 you'll get something like this:



google components

"𥎿 日" google search


If you try an exact search (quoted) for the components you are looking for you might also find what you want. That's how I found 𣉻 referenced as a combination of the two, obvious, components of your character.

  • Thanks very much for your answer user3306356. But sometimes the zisea's 两分 cannot combine 2 characters with one element upside and another element downside like This One which is a combination between 石 (upside) and 毛 (downside). How can I choose what way the elements are combined ? such as upside-downside, leftside-rightside. Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 2:16
  • Moreover, this character seems to have 3 components, could the website combine 3 components ? and how to control the order of the components ? Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 2:30
  • the components of this character doesn't seem to exist. How can I create its two components with the strokes and radicals table on zisea's 两分? thanks. Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 2:38
  • @Einsteingen what are these characters exactly, even? Those other charterers I think you can find by searching 智 于 and 月 犬
    – Mou某
    Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 4:24
  • they are Old Chinese characters found on bronze inscriptions of the state of Chu during the Warring States period. Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 6:04

I used Wenlin to find them:

𩫁 [mào]

𦑴(=􁭂能䏻𦝕竜) (!龍)

I required students to own a copy of Wenlin when I college classes on the Chinese script — it's a very useful program.

  • Thanks for your answer, brannerchinese. Could you tell me how to use Wenlin ? do I have to download it or something? What font should I use to display the character 􁭂 ? it does not display properly. The character 𦑴 is opposite to my desired one which is with 羽 upside and 能 downside, how can I reverse the order of its two components ? Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 2:26
  • Right! I didn't even notice the reversal — 𬚆 is the character you want, and I myself don't have a font to display it. Sorry! Wenlin is a wonderful tool, but you have to buy it. Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 2:35
  • You've added new characters? Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 2:35
  • If Wenlin doesn't help, I normally use the built-in Character Viewer, set to "Han Chinese Characters — All", and search by Kāngxī-system radical-plus-additional-strokes. That's a method that I think is too complicated to explain here. Regrets! Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 2:40
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    Let me try to help you off-line. Please add dot-com to my username and you should be able to find my email address. The Kāngxī-system radical-plus-additional-strokes requires learning the system, not something to be picked up in a few minutes. Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 2:45

You can try CiYang. It's perfect for unusual characters. You can input those parts of the character separately, it will give the candidate characters for you, including very explicit explanation and usage if there is.

For example, you can input 月犬, it will show you 肰(ran2) with explanation and unicode.

  • Thanks for your suggestion. I checked it out but 能+羽 and 石+毛 don't lead to any result. Commented Nov 10, 2015 at 18:04
  1. U+2C686 𬚆 = ⿱羽能

  2. U+29AC1 𩫁 = ⿰高毛

  3. ⿱石毛, not encoded, according to GlyphWiki, does not exist

  4. ⿱⿰知于日, UTC-01586, GlyphWiki http://en.glyphwiki.org/wiki/utc-01586. Will U+2327B 𣉻 suffice?

  5. ⿰⺼犬, not encoded, according to GlyphWiki, does not exist.

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