Wu Zetian chose 曌 (sometimes 瞾) as her own name after she became the female emperor of China. 曌 and 瞾 both are variations of 照, and both were used during her regime only.
曌 (radical 72 日+12, 16 strokes, cangjie input 日月十金一 (ABJCM), four-corner 67101, composition ⿱明空)
- special character for the name of Wu Zetian
|For pronunciation and definitions of 曌 – see 照.
(This character, 曌, is a variant form of 照.)
(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)
- Alternative form of 照