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(女 vs 女): Unicode points U+5973 vs U+F981

Astoundingly, while there are explanations as to why these events happen in general, there is none concerning the actual symbol under question. U+F981 exists for the reason of Korean standard KS X ...
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Is there any font encoding the second stage of simplification?

I understand from the author of that proposal that these characters will be in Unicode when CJK Extension G is adopted sometime next year. In the meantime, they are available in his font Babelstone ...
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character encoding, script, typeface/font

There is however no mandated connection between the encoding system and the font used to display the characters considering the situation: an utf-8 encoded plain text file (*.txt), how do it display ...
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How to display CJK Extension G?

http://zhs.glyphwiki.org/wiki/Group:sim-ch_n5100 Here, download the font, cover 100% Ext-G
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(女 vs 女): Unicode points U+5973 vs U+F981

the wiki page explains the situation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CJK_Compatibility_Ideographs briefly, u+f900 - u+faff is reserved for duplicated characters from south, north korea, taiwan, & ...
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Is there any printed or handwritten precursor to this 门 (door, gate) glyph?

There is such handwriting in calligraphy works of Tang Yin (唐寅, also well known as 唐伯虎, Tang Bohu, 1470-1524, Ming Dynasty). I found some pictures of his writing, 《落花诗册》. I marked the related ...
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Are there any free/open fonts designed to help learn/read Chinese?

Yes a font does exist with pinyin on top of every character and it can be obtained from the Chinese page at www.pinyinok.com/pyhzk.htm but I do NOT recommend it for learning, because taking only the ...
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For the HSK, what do I need to know about characters which appear differently?

The Chinese characters are used not only in Chinese but also several other languages (such as Japanese). The written form of the same character may differ in these languages. And on a computer, these ...
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How to display CJK Extension H?

遍黑体 There's an active font project Plangothic. https://github.com/Fitzgerald-Porthmouth-Koenigsegg/Plangothic From its creators, 遍黑体项目的目标是基于思源黑体的中国大陆字形对中日韩越统一表意文字扩展区进行补充 Now Ext-D/G/H has been ...
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What's the font used in the 1st edition of the book series New Practical Chinese Reader?

To those with an eye for Chinese typefaces and calligraphy, the computer typeface you are referencing is one from the 楷體 / 楷体 kǎitǐ "regular script", adapted for 'zh-cn' Chinese (Simplified) ...
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Chinese Font - Some Characters Rendered Strangely (外,将)

Fixed in both my terminal and browser:        Since I noticed this problem across all browsers and in my terminal, I figured the proper way to adress it would be at the ...
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For the HSK, what do I need to know about characters which appear differently?

You don't have to concern it at all for HSK. In China, only the standard form is used and the variants won't appear in any official exams. The only case that I can come up with where you may concern ...
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How to set normal Chinese font in MS Power Point 2016?

Calibri does not contain Chinese characters. When you set your font to Calibri, Microsoft Office automatically choose a Chinese font for Chinese you’ve entered. In your case, it seems that Excel ...
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Narrow fonts for Chinese characters?

I believe the option to choose "half-width" or 半角, as opposed to "full-width" 全角, is used in Chinese input systems only for punctuation and other symbols, but not for Chinese characters. You can read ...
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Lowest pixel resolution needed to support Chinese?

Stan's answers are great, but assume NATIVE speakers. As a newbie, and assuming GRAYSCALE (I personally find it hard to read anything lower than 16x16)... If you are using an OLED display that is ...
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What is a professional looking Chinese font that could serve as an equivalent for italics?

Chinese script has no concept of “italics”. Of course, it is possible to slant characters, but – as you state – this is not a very professional solution. Given that you main body font is 宋体 (Songti, ...
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Are there any free/open fonts designed to help learn/read Chinese?

I created a project to gerenate such font for chinese and other scripts: hanzi-pinyin-font (first release): Chinese font displaying Hanzi (汉字) characters with by transliteration/pronunciation (...
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Is there any printed or handwritten precursor to this 门 (door, gate) glyph?

It might be the written form of this character in some other regions. This is more likely to be a locale problem on your browser. Chinese characters (a.k.a CJK unified ideographs in Unicode) are not ...
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Narrow fonts for Chinese characters?

is that the effect you want to achieve? actually,I have searched some Chinese narrow fonts,but it seems not the effect. So my advice is using Fonts function of Word/Excel,etc.
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How to display the "left hand" radical as Unicode text?

Just FYI, the top left part of「右」and the top left part of「左」have different origins. Also, neither of them have anything to do with「十」. The top left part of「右」as a stand-alone character is now written ...
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How is this effect achieved for Chinese characters?

This has nothing to do with Chinese and can be done with any characters. This is simply a Unicode "effect". a⃣b⃣c⃣ Simply add Unicode character U+20E3 after the one you want to be enclosed. https://...
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Fonts that compose Ideographic Description Characters into one character

The question you are asking is basically, "how do I shape ideographic description sequences (IDS's)"? Text shaping is how the Arabic word خ‌ط‌ ‌ا‌ل‌ع‌ا‌ئ‌ل‌ة becomes خط العائلة. It is ...
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How to display CJK Extension G?

You did well to install BabelStone Han: it has currently the best cover so far. The extension has just been released, and there have been no immediate fonts to match that. GlyphWiki.org contains all ...
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How to display CJK Extension G?

天珩全字库 seem already been updated for ext. G. http://cheonhyeong.com/Simplified/download.html 【天珩全字库(TH-Tshyn) 7z(手动安装)版 exe(Windows安装程序)版 目前字符数量最全的字体支持包,其中汉字部分支持14余万,主要设计为大陆风格。另外本字库有Unicode13....
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Which font has been used in this file that contains character components?

In the repository that you mentioned, there's a file (archive) called fonts.aardio. In the line 31 of that file, the following is mentioned install(.(ctrl,pxSize) = 安装字体到参数指定的控件\n字体参考 https://github....
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Ancient calligraphy and traditional fonts supporting most/all traditional/simplified glyphs that is Free for commercial use?

Okay, some experience here. The 'more standard' font you are looking for is surely I.Ming (https://github.com/ichitenfont/I.Ming). It was specifically designed to fulfill the peculiarities of ...
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Are there any fonts imitating the correct handwritten forms for Chinese students?

Since the closest thing to handwritten forms for Chinese-language regulation is in the 楷書 (regular script) style, here are my suggestions: Hong Kong: Free-HK-Kai_4700 https://freehkfonts.opensource....
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What is the biggest font by percentage of CJK symbols already encoded?

Hanazono is a good contender: U+4E00 .. U+9FA5 URO 20,902 chars (fully implemented) U+9FA6 .. U+9FEA URO addition 69 chars (fully implemented) U+3400 .. U+4DB5 Ext-A 6,582 chars (fully ...
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How to display the "left hand" radical as Unicode text?

The CJK IDS has this entry for 右: U+53F3 右 ⿸𠂇口 U+20087 𠂇 𠂇 Which seems to match what you found. You do need a font that includes CJK Extension B for 20087. No problem on my Mac, it seems ...
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The amount you can adjust a Chinese characters look without it changing meaning

Actually there is a lot of styles when it comes to handwriting. You can check out this page https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD%E4%B9%A6%E6%B3%95. It can be quite hard to understand ...
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