My keyboard does not allow me to input them all but I have found four (similar) ways in total of writing the Chinese character for yellow (黄). Why is this and how have these four forms come to differ?


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Simplifed variant (Unicode point U+9ec4)

Traditional variant (Unicode point U+9ec3)

Kangxi radical 201 (Unicode point U+2fc8)


Variant character (Unicode point U+2155b)


Variant character (Unicode point U+28774)

  • Thanks, but I can only see the first two characters (on the Android SE app). Why is this? May 28, 2016 at 16:47
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    Because those are the only ones you would need in a non-specialized context. That is simplified and traditional. The other ones are rather special, and you would need some more powerful fonts that are not available for phones.
    – user4452
    May 28, 2016 at 19:44

Please refer to this Variant Dictionary. They are all variants to 黃.

Characters in Chinese are progressing. Different fonts and writing ways can also make characters change.


Another reference Moe Dictionary here. It shows every word's pronouncing and meaning by hovering your cursor on it.


The display font maybe doesn't have these variant characters. Try using a different font

  • How do I change the font? Can pictures be posted of the variants instead? Thanks. May 28, 2016 at 19:30

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