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Lowest pixel resolution needed to support Chinese?

8x8: Lowest necessary resolution for Chinese characters As far as I know, the recognizable lowest resolution for Chinese characters, is about 8x8 pixels. The following paragraphs are rendered by the ...
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Are there characters in which the radicals are the same but the position changes the meaning?

Same meaning: 崕 = 崖 (ㄧㄚˊ / yá) = cliff; precipice 峰 = 峯 (ㄈㄥ / fēng) = peak; summit 毗 = 毘 (ㄆㄧˊ / pí) = to adjoin; to border on 群 = 羣 (ㄑㄩㄣˊ / qún) = group; crowd 飃 = 飄 (ㄆㄧㄠ / piāo) = to float 鄰 = ...
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Why do some Chinese characters have multiple simplified variants?

Traditional to Simplified is many-to-one, right?? It is almost the case that each Traditional character maps to exactly one Simplified character (possibly itself). This is certainly the mental model ...
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Chinese ellipsis marks

Six dots. It is called 刪節號 in Taiwan, and 省略号 in China. Both use 6 dots.
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Are there any original sources documenting the simplification process?

Simplified Chinese is no stupid command from "communist overlords". There was a committee discussing simplification, and they did choose simplified characters with academic discretion. I have found ...
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What is the appropriate response to "Your Chinese is so good!"

是嗎? (or 有嗎? or 真的嗎?) 我覺得沒有很好吔。 Really? I do not think it's very good. Really? I don't think my Chinese is very good. or 沒有啦!謝謝你。 No. Thank you. Not at all. Thank you. You don't have to worry about ...
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How to write "Everyone" in Chinese?

我们=we, us everyone=每人,人人,每个 "every" means 每 in Chinese. "one" indicates people or thing. So, the correct translation would be 每人 or 每个; and, in Chinese, 每人 is the same as 人人.
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How to write "Everyone" in Chinese?

The most common word for "everyone" is "大家". However, since you mentioned "people symbol 2 times", you are probably looking for "人人", which is a special form for a few words. For example 人人 is ...
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Need help finding the character encoding for my name

頔 U+9814 𬱖 U+2CC56 必需装含有“扩充-E”的字型才能显示。(请自己去找字型,noto 可能可以)GB18030 应该没有。
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What are the earliest examples of "simplification"?

On a system level, there was never a movement of simplification until the early 20th century. Chinese characters developed from less refined writing techniques and simpler shapes to more standardised ...
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Which word means 'log in'?

登陆 means landing. It may also be a typo of 登录. 登录 means login, used in mainland. ref 登入 means login, used in Taiwan and Hong Kong. ref
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开一个生日会 explanation as to why 开 is used here?

开会 (“to host/attend a meeting”) is an example of a separable verb—we can add content between the two characters. The 开 relates to the “hosting” whereas the 会 relates to the “meeting”, and the in-...
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Is there an explicit/crude saying for bravery in Chinese?

The size of one's 胆 (gallbladder) is metaphorically an indicator of courage, 胆大 = brave; 胆小 = cowardly 有种 (have pedigree) --> having great pride --> brave Example sentence: 有种你别跑! - if you ...
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Why do people say “你死了这条心吧” instead of “这颗心”?

心 is used as the sense of 心思(thought), not literal sense heart. That's why 条 is more common in this case.
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Can also a teacher say "同学们好!" ?

When a teacher or any outsider says 同学们, 同学 is referred to as a "student" Example: 张同学,李同学 = classmate Zhang, classmate Li (from a classmate's standpoint, but it is too formal, typically ...
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What is the difference between 台 and 臺?

In simplified Chinese, both would be 台, easy peasy. Otherwise, things get a little complicated. Sometimes 台 is just an alternative form for 臺, which is the case for Taiwan: you can write 臺灣 or 台灣, ...
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Are the characters for sleep and feel the same?

Chinese characters can have multiple meanings and multiple pronunciations. You figure out the intended pronunciation and meaning based on the context. In the context 睡觉 (Shuìjiào,"go to sleep"), the ...
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Why are traditional and simplified different in such small manner?

Kanji is the Japanese word for 漢字 (Chinese character). It is "hanzi" in Chinese. And only hanzi has tranditional and simplified forms. Kanji is also simplified, but kanji has only one official form in ...
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What does 利口耳丝耳 and 利口丝久 mean?

I believe 利口 is the Chinese for: Leet Code [a] platform to help you enhance your skills, expand your knowledge and prepare for technical interviews. and the rest are just numbers: 耳丝耳 = 242 丝久 = 49 ...
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⿺走巳 or ⿺走己: Can 起 be written in two different ways?

These two are completely the same, they are just two different writing systems. 起 without a stroke is the simplified Chinese which is used in mainland China and Singapore while the character with a ...
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Which word means 'log in'?

登入 means log-in and 登出 means log-out. This pair is pretty understandable. 入 emphasizes "in", and 出 emphasizes "out". As a computer term, people normally use "登录" instead ...
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What’s the difference between 吃上饭 and 吃下饭?

Without context, you can only break down the phrase into word types and follow the grammar rule to interpret it literally 吃(verb: eat) + 上(verb particle: successfully/ able to)+ 饭(noun: meals) 吃上饭 = ...
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Why was 滾 (gǔn) simplified to 滚?

"Simplified Chinese" is not the clearest name, because it refers to the entire standard character set of the PRC. Although the majority of characters different in the PRC compared with other regions ...
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Do the Chinese have text speak?

Short answer: yes. Skip to the last paragraph for a few examples. Long answer: it depends. Firstly, the Chinese language is: isolating (low morpheme per word ratio) written with characters As you ...
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What is the difference between Chinese simplified and Chinese traditional?

Simplified is used in mainland China. Traditional is used in other areas, like Hongkong, Macau, Taiwan, etc... Simplified, no surprise, simplified some (not all) of the characters from traditional. e....
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What does "三魂去了两魂半" mean?

The expression is somewhat similar to English scare the living daylights out of somebody, with many variations. A quick Google search shows 三魂[少/去/嚇飛]了二魂 三魂剩下半魂 三魂去二 and other similar constructions. ...
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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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What is the meaning of 后 in ~分钟后?

二十分钟后 = "20 minutes later" or "after 20 minutes" Example: 二十分钟后就到了 (will arrive 20 minutes later/ will arrive after 20 minutes) 二十分钟前 = "20 minutes earlier" or " 20 minutes before" 二十分钟內 = "in ...
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