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The Chinese characters appear so strange after I've typed them on my computer and on one of my Chinese apps on my phone. For example, 十分 is different on the photo I've attached than what I am typing just now. I think it happened after I changed the language settings on my phone to Chinese and then back to English. It seems like my google account, which is connected to my phone and computer when I'm surfing, has noticed.

Any ideas for a solution to this problem?

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You're looking at shapes according to the Kangxi dictionary form, a variant of Ming typeface. Both 「八」 and 「丷」 shapes will end up looking like

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as part of other characters. It's better to try to get your font to display a regular script font (e.g. 標楷體) instead of a Ming typeface font when you're learning.


Print shapes that you see for 「关」 are normally consistent with the right hand side of 「朕」. 「关」 itself is a shape rather than a true character or character component; the shape is variously a handwriting corruption of the right hand side of 「𦩎」, a corruption of 「𦬫」, an abbreviation of the inner part of 「關」, among others. Because 「关」 is not really a character with a firm historical basis, it will be subject to various unrecognisable shape changes across regions and fonts - most regions simply don’t even use/recognise it as a character.

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Probably a font thing. You need to install the correct font based on what variation of Chinese you're learning. You can google how to do that. cf https://blog.skritter.com/2015/05/dealing-with-font-issues-when-learning-chinese/

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In fact, a character may have different appearance in Simplified and Traditional Chinese, as well as in Japanese.
I guess the first screenshot is web browser on computer. You could go the language setting of your browser (such as Chrome), then add Simplified or Traditional Chinese into the language list, depending on what you learned at class. In this way, the browser will load the font you preferred.
As for the app on your phone, go to the settings>language, then add Simplified or Traditional Chinese into the language list. (Your interface language will still be in English)

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