Help with chinese characters

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Help with chinese characters

Postby ChangYuan » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:56 pm

This isn't greatly dharma related, but this is the best place I can think of to ask this. When I took refuge, I was given the dharma name Chang Yuan.
This is a picture of the card from that day, if someone could get these chinese characters to me, that would be great.
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Re: Help with chinese characters

Postby Huifeng » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:53 am

ChangYuan wrote:This isn't greatly dharma related, but this is the best place I can think of to ask this. When I took refuge, I was given the dharma name Chang Yuan.
This is a picture of the card from that day, if someone could get these chinese characters to me, that would be great.
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I'm not sure exactly what you mean. Do you just want to have the characters in digital form or something, so you can then use them to look up a dictionary??

= chang2 = always, constant, permanent, enduring ...
= yuan2 = condition, relation(ship), connection, object of mind, reason, ...
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Re: Help with chinese characters

Postby ChangYuan » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:29 am

Well, I would like to learn to be able to write them. So I'm not really sure if the digital version helps, or if there is a way to look up how to properly write it. Guess I should have stated that in the original request, sorry.
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Re: Help with chinese characters

Postby Indrajala » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:51 am

Copy and paste the characters (one at a time) into this:

http://www.cchar.com/
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Re: Help with chinese characters

Postby ChangYuan » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:10 pm

Thanks for that site, perfect.
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Re: Help with chinese characters

Postby Su DongPo » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:27 am

Huseng wrote:Copy and paste the characters (one at a time) into this:

http://www.cchar.com/


That's a good one. Sometime last year I found a nice site with displayed character stroke order in animation. Has anyone ever seen such a site? I cannot find it again. Shoulda bookmarked it
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Re: Help with chinese characters

Postby Astus » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:03 am

http://cojak.org/ has that feature, although not for every character.
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