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Author Topic: Oyster (hao2) tradtional (variant) wrong?  (Read 4904 times)
« on: September 24, 2010, 03:44:21 PM »

I'm translating a menu at the moment, and I think that xiaoma's variant (traditional) version of hao2 (oyster) may be wrong.

The menu I'm looking at as well as Wieger use:

But xiaoma is using for its traditional version:

which Wieger and MDBG list as: ci4 "hairy poisonous caterpillar." (Yuck)

Does xiao ma's version need to be updated?
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010, 07:05:38 AM »

Xiaoma Cidian lists as a variant, but not as the traditional variant. In fact, Xiaoma Cidian does not indicate the kind of variant it displays. If you click at the link "U+869D" on top, which leads to the Unihan database repository, you will see that is listed as a semantic variant of -- not a traditional variant. Since the information of the variants at Xiaoma Cidian comes directly from Unihan, you can see at Xiaoma too.

Note that 袖珍汉语词典 (Xiuzhen hanyu cidian) indicates at a possible variant for , but this is missing in Unihan.

The indication of the kind of variant (semantic, traditional form, Z...) would be a nice addition to Xiaoma Cidian. And, as you mention, I will also add as a variant for .

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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010, 03:16:09 PM »

Thanks for the great info! I agree that distinguishing between semantic and traditional variants would be a great addition. Love your site! Have been using it for years. Thanks for your hard work.
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