Help to find the chinese character & pinyin

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hunt3r

Help to find the chinese character & pinyin

Post by hunt3r » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:03 am

Hi,

I need help to find this chinese character and pinyin.

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I want to be able to write this character using Windows IME, but I don't know the pinyin for it.

Thanks.
duaaagiii
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Post by duaaagiii » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:16 pm

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Post by hunt3r » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:35 am

hi duaaagiii. thank you very much for your help.

do you know anything about chinese seal ?
actually I want to make an image of chinese seal for my chinese name, but I don't quite understand how it is formed.
as far as I know, the seal is formed by 4 characters, and most chinese name is 3 characters. what would be the fourth character ? and what is the meaning ?

if I read wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_(Chinese)
the fourth character would be 印 for personal name seal.
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Post by duaaagiii » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:30 am

Yes, using (meaning "seal") as a fourth character is quite common. For example, a seal for 李小龍 (Bruce Lee) could look like

龍李
印小[/b]

(4 characters, in traditional orientation).

A three-character seal for 李小龍 could look like
小木
龍子

(3 characters in 4 spaces, with the surname occupying two spaces)

Here are a few examples:

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(Source: http://www.shoppy.com.tw/~tsf168/images/itm110pic7.jpg)
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Xiao Zhuan Font for Chinese Seals

Post by mike2008 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:05 pm

In Chinese paintings or calligraphy works, the authors' seal is normally in an ancient font called Xiao Zhuan, which is a font that existed before the currently used Kai Shu (Regular Script ) and after Jin Wen (Bronze Inscriptions). You will find Xiao Zhuan characters resembles natural object shapes more. See this page onhistory of Chinese character change for details.

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