Alternatively, can you write the character by strokes (that the pinyin input recognizes it and that the character can be found among all the other stored characters)?

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    What are you asking? I can't really get it... – Mou某 May 26 '14 at 14:55
  • Writing biangbiang with pinyin that it becomes a character. – user76935 May 26 '14 at 14:57
  • Something I find interesting is on wiki it says "biáng" (2nd tone) but on 百度百科 it says "biàng" (4th tone). And what I heard was biàng. Hmm, I don't know who is correct. – Stan May 26 '14 at 15:45
  • Possibly wiki isn't correct. Just guessing. – user76935 May 26 '14 at 15:52
  • Zisea says it's biang first tone. – Mou某 May 27 '14 at 0:49

Phonetic Substitution

Although the character cannot currently be typed into a computer, wikipedia notes that one may use a phonetic substitution. I doubt that most people would recognise this 58 stroke original character in any case but at least this may be a usable substitute.

The Chinese character for "biáng" cannot be entered into computers. Therefore phonetic substitutes like Chinese: 彪彪面; pinyin: biāobiāo miàn) or Chinese: 冰冰面; pinyin: bīngbīng miàn) are often used.

(Wikipedia, n.d., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biángbiáng_noodles#Mnemonics)


Now Unicode has just supported it. Click http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode13.0.0/, In detail, you can check this document https://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/Unicode-13.0/U130-30000.pdf.The Chinese Character biáng is added

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    They are on p.48. 30EDD is the Simplified Chinese version, 30EDE is the Traditional Chinese version. – Daniel Cheung Mar 16 '20 at 12:19

Biang biang mian 的 biang can't be typed because this character doesn't exist in any IME database.


Unicode The character has not been added to Unicode yet, but is being considered by the IRG for inclusion in the CJK Unified Ideographs Extension E block.[1]

  • That's a shame. Means I would have to write it, scan it and then send it? Hmm – user76935 May 26 '14 at 15:00
  • Wikipedia uses an image in its references you can copy if you would like. upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/Biáng.svg – Mou某 May 26 '14 at 15:05
  • Yeah, I would need two of those to express by writing that I would like biangbiangmian. Not ideal...But thanks. – user76935 May 26 '14 at 15:14

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