I've never come across the notation "(t 某某, s 某某)" to indicate traditional and simplified Chinese characters together, so I was quite confused when I came across this on the Wikipedia page for Fuxi:

He was also known as Paoxi (t 庖犧, s 庖牺), also romanized as Pao-hsi.

At first I wasn't even sure what t and s stood for. Luckily there were links t linked to Wikipedia page for traditional chracters and s linked to the Wikipedia page for simplified characters.

Is this common notation? Is it accepted notation?

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    No. It's a notation limited to wikipedia. – fefe May 17 '18 at 3:26
  • (繁)(簡) or (繁)(简) are the common notations. e.g. "庖犧" (繁); "庖牺" (简) – Tang Ho May 17 '18 at 3:33
  • @fefe But, I haven't even seen it on other wiki pages before...as far as I can recall, that is. – Mou某 May 17 '18 at 3:51
  • I have never seen this, maybe it is just a technical problem, the code is used by wiki program internally, but show unintentionally. – sunfy May 17 '18 at 3:58


Although you may think such notation is convenient, Chinese people really dislike using Latin notations in Chinese books, especially for linguistics.

They use:

  • "动" instead of "v." for verbs
  • "名" instead of "n." for nouns
  • "繁" instead of your "t" for Traditional Chinese.

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