I am looking to do the (seemingly simple) task of creating a simple frequency table for traditional Chinese characters (not words). I'm encountering the following problems:
- Most resources are in simplified Chinese, such as all of these.
- Traditional Chinese resources are either too small (like this one which also has some weird non-identifiable characters such as #2959) or too old (like this one from 1993–1994 which also has 資 in 11th place which I think is very strange, even though it's very large (13000+ chars).
- I have also tried to find Traditional Chinese corpora in a usable format to calculate the frequency myself (which is obviously barely any effort), but all corpora I could find where either paid or not accessible/downloadable like this and this. I also downloaded the zhwiki-latest-pages-articles.xml.bz2 from here to use Wikipedia as a resource but it mixes simplified and traditional and I couldn't find any way of only getting the traditional Chinese Wikipedia articles.
I am surprised at how difficult it is to find any of the resources I'm looking for. If you know of any accessible Mandarin corpus with traditional characters (nothing fancy, don't need any parsing, tagging, tokenizing or other annotation, just pure text) or how to quickly build one, feel free to share! Thanks in advance.