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Wiki refer of this character(here it's Chinese character)(you must see it in Chinese language)

Wiki refer of chinese_characters

These are Yijing Hexagram Symbols(4DC0— 4DFF).

In what degree can them be considered as Chinese characters? Or it's absolutely not.

䷀ ䷁ ䷂ ䷃ ䷄ ䷅ ䷆ ䷇ ䷈ ䷉ ䷊ ䷋ ䷌ ䷍ ䷎ ䷏ ䷐ ䷑ ䷒ ䷓ ䷔ ䷕ ䷖ ䷗ ䷘ ䷙ ䷚ ䷛ ䷜ ䷝ ䷞ ䷟ ䷠ ䷡ ䷢ ䷣ ䷤ ䷥ ䷦ ䷧ ䷨ ䷩ ䷪ ䷫ ䷬ ䷭ ䷮ ䷯ ䷰ ䷱ ䷲ ䷳ ䷴ ䷵ ䷶ ䷷ ䷸ ䷹ ䷺ ䷻ ䷼ ䷽ ䷾ ䷿

  • If you define what a Chinese character is, and especially what a Chinese character isn't, then you'll have your answer. – droooze Feb 18 at 0:33
  • @droooze, the problem is I don't know what it is exactly. – Voyager Feb 18 at 0:41
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Those are 六十四卦 symbols, which is extension of 八卦

They are not characters but symbols.

Each symbol has a corresponding Chinese character and representative meaning as the figures indicated

For example, the symbol of the first 卦 is three solid lines. It is read as '乾' /quān/ and it represents '天'(heaven)

八卦

八卦

六十四卦

六十四卦

  • I am native chinese, but I'm not sure whether it's chinese character by the definition. I only care why it cannot be regard as chinese character. – Voyager Feb 17 at 17:36
  • @rambler Did you read my answer? They are not characters but symbols. Each symbol has a corresponding Chinese characters and representative meaning. – Tang Ho Feb 17 at 17:54
  • They are not characters but symbols that corresponding to different characters and represent different meanings – Tang Ho Feb 17 at 17:58
  • @TangHo You probably think character=文字. That's wrong. Characters include symbols and punctuation marks, while 文字 does not include symbols or punctuation marks. – Victor Mar 20 at 18:10
  • @Victor The question is are they Chinese Characters . When I wrote character in my answer, I was referring to "Chinese characters" (中国字) not 'characters on keyboard' (字符) – Tang Ho Mar 20 at 20:04

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