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Characters which have several different shapes

To answer the queries directly: Are all of these different styles of the same characters used in China as well, or are they specific to Japan? Is it important for me to learn about them (i.e. ...
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When does 木 as a character component get detached legs?

To start off,「木」is not supposed to have detached legs and end up looking like「朩」. In one of the most stringent glyph standards, Kangxi Dictionary style Ming (Serif), if the Shuowen small seal shape ...
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When 马 is used as the left component (e.g. in 骑), does the 一 héng stroke change to ㇀ tí?

According to 《通用规范汉字表》("General Standard Chinese Character Table"), "左部件或左上部件末笔为横的,应该变形为提"(The end stroke of the left part or the upper left part is horizontal character stroke(横), ...
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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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Stroke order of 㠭

It is a rarely used Chinese character. It has two pronunciation: "zhǎn" and "zhàn". English meaning: to open, to stretch; to extend, to unfold; to dilate; to prolong. The radical of 㠭 is 工, such as ...
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Name of strokes in Chinese character Heart

First of all, whether the stroke is a shu is out of the question -- it is not a vertical and long stroke, but typically tilted and short. Regarding the difference between dian and pie, I must call ...
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How did 鳥 end up a Kangxi radical but not 烏?

Radicals are not building blocks of characters, they're dictionary entry organisation headers. They're equivalent to the first letter in an English word. The radicals are chosen so that some ...
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Radical names and stroke names

Actually we only use the name ( the second ones in your question) which describes the shape of the radical. It's how teachers call these radicals in classroom. Many radicals, like 丶, are not treated ...
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Radical names and stroke names

横 (heng2) is its own character, as is 竖 (shu4). 一 and 丨are never pronounced as heng2 and shu4, but the shapes are referred to in context of discussing calligraphy, stroke order, etc. Here's an ...
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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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Is the first stroke of "啟" 点 or 撇 or 横?

Under which regional standard are you studying your characters? That'll be your answer. Note: 橫 is a 隸書 style, and no region really writes it like that. You'll see Japanese people write 戶 with a 橫 ...
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Is the 6-th stroke of 您 Pie or Dian?

I got my answer. Both the left-falling dian and the short pie look identical when not using a brush. Both are drawn from top to bottom. The difference is where the sharp end and the rounded end are....
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What are the reasons for multiple variants on how to write 茶 (tea)?

Chinese calligraphy has 5 major styles (字體) - 篆書(大篆、小篆)、隸書、楷書、行書、草書(章、今草)等五種. In another word, a Chinese word has more than one way to write/express on paper. 木 - 楷書 Other styles:
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Example of Mandarin characters that can not be expressed through other characters, Kangxi radicals or CJK strokes?

Not totally sure if I understand what you're getting at, but this character should fit your criteria: This is a character from BabelStone Han PUA. As you can see its Ideographic Description Sequence ...
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what is the nature of strokes of 爫

It is written differently in its radical form indeed, as it often happens with radicals. Another website showing decompositions is Wiktionary, e.g.: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E7%88%AB According ...
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How can I learn how to use a stroke-keyboard?

Try here for the stroke order of characters: Or mdbg.net On mdbg.net, enter a character. Click on the character, then the character will be shown larger. Click on the 3 dots icon next to the character,...
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stroke order of 點

You can view the first 8 stroke consist of 四(four) and 土(soil). So first 5 strokes just follow 四. Next 3 strokes follows 土. So the vertical stroke come after the first horizontal stroke. Rule of thumb ...
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When 马 is used as the left component (e.g. in 骑), does the 一 héng stroke change to ㇀ tí?

When 马 is used on the left, the 横 also changes to 提. zdic has animations for stroke order.
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list of traditional Chinese sorted/grouped by number of strokes

lists which contain around 500 characters you must be kidding 🙀 500 only? try the 國語辭典, maintained by the ministry of education, taiwan; it’s under cc 3.0. you may download the excel file here: ...
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Where can I find a list of chinese characters and their transcription in the 5 stroke classes used in the 五笔画 (wǔ bǐhuà) and Wubixing input method?

The keyword to search for is 筆順編號. This github respository contains stroke order sequences for 29685 characters, coded as numbers 1-5. From the readme: 仅仅以1、2、3、4、5五个数字分别代表“一丨丿丶𠃌”五个笔画,按汉字笔顺进行输入。例如: “...
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Chinese anagrams

There are quite a few here: We could start a list, just for fun: 情人,人情 手枪,枪手 水泥,泥水 产生,生产 However, what if the characters remain the same, but the tone changes? The meaning alters, so is that an ...
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Chinese anagrams

Why do you need that? We never use that in China. However, palindrome is more often to see but it is still rare. You might see palindrome in ancient Chinese literary poetry composition or in 对联.
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How many stroke does Chinese Traditional Word "蕭" have?

have a look of this pictures: 10th stroke is: 11th stroke is: 12th stroke is: 14th stroke is: 15th stroke is: 16th stroke is: voila, 16 strokes :)
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Is there any printed or handwritten precursor to this 门 (door, gate) glyph?

This is a common 略字 (abbreviated character) used in Japan mostly for handwriting.
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Is there any printed or handwritten precursor to this 门 (door, gate) glyph?

it ought to be 门(U+95e8), the simplified of 門, somehow your browser used a japanese font for font substitution. if you manually change the display font, it should change back to 门. i think that it's ...
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