Category:CJKV characters simplified differently in Japan and China

This category contains CJKV characters which were simplified in both Japan and in China, but whose simplified forms differ. Each section should contain 3 characters – traditional, Japanese, and simplified, in that order – indexed under the traditional form.

Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese all use, or used in the past, the same characters originally devised in China for their writing systems.

Japan simplified many characters after World War II in 1947. The simplified shapes are called 新字体(shinjitai), and the old forms which are no longer in regular use are called 旧字体(kyūjitai).

The People’s Republic of China also simplified many characters in the 1950s and 1960s. The Chinese simplified characters are called 简体字(jiǎntǐzì). Singapore uses the same simplified characters as the PRC, but the older traditional forms called 正體字(zhèngtǐzì, proper character set) or 繁體字(fántǐzì, complex character set) continue to be used in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, by overseas Chinese communities, and – when Chinese characters are used at all – in Korean text, where they are called 한자(hanja).

The PRC chose to simplify some characters in the same way as Japan had done earlier, but usually simplified them in a different way, which may be indicated using this category.

For characters used only in Japan, see instead Japanese-only CJKV Characters.

Adding a triad of characters to this categoryEdit

Use the {{Han simplified forms}} template.

See alsoEdit

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