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Is it allowable in Mainland China to use Traditional Characters?

some tidbits as i known, or heard: calligraphy must be in traditional chinese, no matter in which scripts (cursive, regular, or seal) so, signboards, billboards could be in traditional chinese, such ...
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Is the 撇 in 左 longer than the 撇 in 右?

As an upper-left part of a character, the length of the left-downward (撇) stroke in the shape 「𠂇」 is determined by the traditional* or calligraphic stroke order of the entire 「𠂇」 shape. Specifically,...
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What about the orthography of 苹 (like in 苹果)? It seems consensus is missing

From a Unicode perspective it is the same character. Depending on the font and the environment you are using it may look different. Take for instance a look at the code charts of Unicode 12: As can ...
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What about the orthography of 苹 (like in 苹果)? It seems consensus is missing

I'm afraid that the other answer missed the point here - the font that Duolingo displays is a East Asian Gothic typeface, which is a derivative of Ming Typeface. Gothic and Ming are print typefaces, ...
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Is it allowable in Mainland China to use Traditional Characters?

Every major input method software used by Chinese people has a simplified/traditional switch button. I use simplified words in my daily life but totally accept traditional words and the people who ...
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Is it allowable in Mainland China to use Traditional Characters?

Yes, it is allowable for unofficial occasions, at least in Mainland region. However, such preference might lead to criticism from some Internet users. In principle, this is nobody's business except ...
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Example of stress or tone on a consonant

Taking the character 呣 for instance, we can have things like: m̄ 叹词, 表示疑问。如:呣, 你说什么?(汉语大词典) ḿ 歎詞﹐用法同嗯﹐表示疑問﹑不以為然或出乎意外:呣﹐他去幹甚麼?(Longman’s) m̀ 歎詞﹐用法同嗯﹐表示答應﹑應諾:呣﹐我這就去。(Longman’s) There is ...
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Hesitation noise and how to write it?

Interesting question. There are some dictionaries (e.g. this and this) that list this character: 呣 m2 or m4 as being an onomatopoeic word used to express a humming sound one makes when thinking. ...
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How are new Chinese characters created?

In ancient time Chinese people were creating new characters. Now they don't. Only new chemical elements create new character. What are the rules, what is not allowed, what is allowed? 六書造字原則 is ...
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Chinese stroke order diagram styles resources

I've been using a code made by ThoreBor (check out his anki addons for Chinese learning, they're really useful) that inputs stroke order animations onto my stroke order cards https://github.com/...
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Chinese stroke order diagram styles resources

This site is quite good. It doesn't contain any ancient Flash or Java components, and displays the character in complete stroke order in one single static image, or animation if you prefer. https://...

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