I have a mystery character that I cannot seem to find the usual way: OCR, radical search, stroke search, nor drawing in any IME pad.

It appears to have 18 strokes in total and composed of 禾日日皿. The middle two components can be tricky, as they may be also.

The character in question: mystery character

The character in question came from this particular page: http://wu-chinese.com/minidict/search.php?searchkey=馚&searchlang=zaonhe

  • Why do they use PNGs for everything? So bizarre. – user3306356 Oct 7 at 14:06
  • They wanted to prevent automated scripts from scraping their site. But I managed to do so anyhow and now I have a few images (out of thousands) which I do not have the Unicode code points for. I wrote some simple OCR code and heuristics to do a lot of the tedious work. – Kevin Li Oct 7 at 14:34
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馧(yun1)means aroma. 馚馧(fen1 yun1) has the similar meaning.

  • That was totally looking under the wrong radical then. It seems that the radical is 香 plus 昷 (9 strokes) although the actual character seems to be considered a combination of 香 and 𥁕 (10 strokes). It seems odd that the two variants would have different code points in Unicode! – Kevin Li Oct 6 at 22:01
  • @KevinLi they don't have different code points in Unicode. If you see 昷 in 馧 then you're using a Mainland Chinese standard font to display the character. 𥁕 is seen in 馧 if you're using any other (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japanese, Korean) font. See this. – droooze Oct 6 at 22:15
  • @droooze: Oh no. I was speaking of 昷 (U+6637) versus 𥁕 (U+25055), which have different code points while all the variants of 馧 share (U+99A7). There is, however, 馧 (U+2FA05), but that is in the compatibility ideograph range. – Kevin Li Oct 6 at 22:27
  • I tested the 馧 (U+99A7) in different fonts, and it did have slightly different glyphs depending on the font used. But 昷 (U+6637) remained distinct from 𥁕 (U+25055). 馧 (U+2FA05) did not render in Microsoft Word. – Kevin Li Oct 6 at 22:37
  • @KevinLi That's because 昷 and 𥁕 are different glyphs (according to historical dictionaries) but the variations on 馧 are not. – droooze Oct 6 at 22:40

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