Category:CJKV simplified characters which already existed as traditional characters

In those languages that use "Chinese characters", simplifications have been made. First by Japan in 1947, then by the People's Republic of China in 1956, 1964, and 1986. In each case there were instances where a traditional character's new simplified form coincided with a pre-existing traditional form. This means that one writing system might see two variants of one character where another writing system sees two distinct characters.

ExamplesEdit

was simplified in Japanese to , but to in Chinese. However, was already a character.

Chinese viewEdit

and were two characters with distinct meanings before simplification. Both are now after simplification. is probably unrecognizable.

Japanese viewEdit

and are old and new variants of the same character. is a distinct character.

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Last modified on 31 December 2010, at 03:07