# Template:Han simp

*The following documentation is located at*Template:Han simp/documentation.^{[edit]}

This template is used for the etymology section of simplified Chinese characters: it shows which character or component was simplified, and categorizes the simplified character.

It can handle multiple characters simplified to a single one, and which component was simplified.

## Parameters[edit]

There is one required position parameter, and the following named parameters:

`a`– a second traditional character which was simplified to the given simplified character, for use when two traditional characters were merged via simplification to the same simplified character.`f, t`–**f**rom and**t**o, to show which component and how`f2, t2`–**f**rom**2**and**t**o**2**, in case a second component was simplified

## Examples[edit]

Basic usage:

{{Han simp|A}}

yields:

- Simplified from A

{{Han simp|A|a=C}}

yields:

{{Han simp|請|f=言|t=讠}}

The parameter **f** and **t** tell from which part it is simplified, and to what. For example, in simplification from 請 to 请, the part that is simplified is 言 to 讠.

If multiple components are simplified, they should be listed in the order of writing, generally starting with radical.

For example, 读 is simplified from 讀 by 言→讠 and 賣→卖. Thus we set f=言, t=讠, f2=賣, and t2=卖.

The character will be categorized in Category:CJKV simplified characters in the order of the parameter f, then t, f2, and t2.

## Complex cases[edit]

If multiple characters are simplified to the same one in different ways, which both require comment, please use multiple copies of `{{Han simp}},` as at *叹*, simplified from *嘆* and *歎*.