車同軌,書同文

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Chinese[edit]

 
vehicle on land; car; a vehicle; machine; to shape with a lathe
 
like; same; similar; together; alike; with
 
course; path; track; rail
book; letter
 
like; same; similar; together; alike; with
 
language; culture; writing; formal; literary; gentle
trad. (車同軌,書同文)
simp. (车同轨,书同文)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: same ruts for carriages, same script for writing

In the Qin Dynasty, Emperor Qin Shihuang standardized the width of roads, and the writing system. Today, this phrase refers generically to implementing universal standards.

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Idiom[edit]

車同軌,書同文

  1. universal standards
    微軟Office2003成員OneNote之後昨天發表OfficeInfoPath,展現微軟資訊世界「車同軌,書同文」企圖 [MSC, trad.]
    微软Office2003成员OneNote之后昨天发表OfficeInfoPath,展现微软资讯世界“车同轨,书同文”企图 [MSC, simp.]
    Wēiruǎn Office 2003 xīn chéngyuán jì OneNote zhīhòu, zuótiān zài fābiǎo Office InfoPath, zhǎnxiàn wēiruǎn zài zīxùn shìjiè zhōng “chētóngguǐ, shūtóngwén” de qǐtú. [Pinyin]
    The newest member of Microsoft Office 2003 follows on the heels of Microsoft OneNote; yesterday, Office InfoPath was announced. It displays Microsoft's attempt to create "universal standards" for the information technology world.