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Borrowed from Japanese 旧字体 (kyūjitai, literally old character form).

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kyūjitai (uncountable)

  1. The traditional form of Japanese kanji used before 1947.
    Antonym: shinjitai
    • 2020, Stewart Arneil, “Encoding Disappearing Characters: The Case of Twentieth-Century Japanese-Canadian Names”, in Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative[1], number 12, Text Encoding Initiative Consortium, →DOI, →ISSN:
      Although the kyūjitai kanji were not banned, the obsolete kyūjitai kanji have become unreadable to more and more readers over time, thus making texts including them difficult for modern readers, but at least there is a recognized mapping from new form to old form.

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  1. Rōmaji transcription of きゅうじたい