For the second round of simplification (actually, its second part), there is a scheme dividing the processes into classes by the method used, such as:

  • leaving only part of the character that leaves the main impression;
  • retain the form and smoothen fine details;
  • replacing character altogether with a simpler one read similar;
  • replacing only a phonetic with simpler one;
  • use the hand-written form;
  • replace altogether by a new ideographic composition; etc.

Is there a similar breakdown of how the simplifications were achieved for each particular one in the current list?

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