Template talk:Han compound

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To be improved[edit]

  1. Identify Determinative and Rebus components for Phono-semantic compound characters
  2. Composition between the components, like IDS composition sequence (not like English that all letters in a word is from left to right in a line, Hanzi could be left to right, top to bottom, center and surrounding, etc.)
  3. The Italic text in {{term}} is not suitable for Hanzi.
  4. Same components from different Hanzi could be categorized. For example, , , , could be in category.

--Wihwang 11:20, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

The Forth one could be achieved alternatively by the header "Descendants" (or maybe header "Derived Terms"?), see for an example. --Wihwang 05:11, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
The question of “where to put descendants/derived terms” is perhaps better suited for Wiktionary talk:About Chinese characters, as it regards general formatting.
To my eye, “Derived terms” is better, since “composition of graphical elements” seems most analogous to “composition of word elements/morphemes” – “Descendants” seems most suited to simplifications.
Alternatively, we could define separate headers for Han characters – “Derived characters” and “Simplifications”, etc.
—Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 10:19, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

simplified vs. traditional[edit]

I've identifed a problem with this template, as it seems to use only traditional characters; this would seem to be something we should try to change to provide both character sets. --达伟 23:02, 24 March 2010 (UTC)