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菊花文 (júhuā wén): chrysanthemum script
 
菊花文 (júhuā wén): chrysanthemum script
  
Chrysanthemum script is a writing style that first began to be used on Tencent microblogs. It is used by netizens to make it harder for online censors to detect what they are writing.
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[[File:juhuawen.png|250px|thumb|right|''Chrysanthemum script converted text: “Sensitive words can avoid being harmonized. Freedom of speech is a must!” (anliu/[http://an-liu.cn/novel-skills/post/4617.html an-liu.cn])'']][[File:Chrysanthemum01.png|thumb|250px|right|
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''Chrysanthemum script converted text: “[[sensitive porcelain|Sensitive words]] can avoid being [[river crab|harmonized]].” (Screenshot from [http://www.iplaysoft.com/tools/juhua/ iPlaysoft]'']]
  
[[File:Juhuawen.png|thumb|413px|center|
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[[File:Chrysanthemum02.png|thumb|250px|right|''Chrysanthemum script covering non-sensitive posts on Weibo.'']]Coded writing using the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combining_Cyrillic_Millions Combining Cyrillic Millions] character (  ҉  ; Unicode:  [http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/0489/index.htm U+0489]). Typically used in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bi-directional_text bi-directional text], where both left-to-right and right-to-left scripts are used simultaneously, Chinese netizens have employed    ҉  to obscure [[sensitive porcelain|sensitive]] online discussion.
''In the upper pane are the words, “Sensitive words can avoid being harmonized; freedom of speech is a must.” These words are converted into chrysanthemum script in the lower pane.'']]
 
  
See also [[mars script]].
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When Combining Cyrillic Millions (  ҉  ) is inserted between each character in a word or phrase, the  ҉  overlays each character, making it difficult to automate censorship. Online converters allow Internet users to create chrysanthemum script automatically.
  
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]
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[http://blockedonweibo.tumblr.com/post/18438019025/combining-cyrillic-millions-is-a-cyrillic    ҉  used to be blocked on Weibo], but is now [http://s.weibo.com/weibo/%D2%89 searchable]. It appears that using chrysanthemum script either have fallen out of fashion, or is no longer a viable technique to skirt censorship.
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See also [[Martian script]].
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[[Category:Lexicon]][[Category:Resistance Discourse]]

Latest revision as of 20:34, 20 January 2021

菊花文 (júhuā wén): chrysanthemum script

Chrysanthemum script converted text: “Sensitive words can avoid being harmonized. Freedom of speech is a must!” (anliu/an-liu.cn)
Chrysanthemum script converted text: “Sensitive words can avoid being harmonized.” (Screenshot from iPlaysoft
Chrysanthemum script covering non-sensitive posts on Weibo.

Coded writing using the Combining Cyrillic Millions character ( ҉ ; Unicode: U+0489). Typically used in bi-directional text, where both left-to-right and right-to-left scripts are used simultaneously, Chinese netizens have employed ҉ to obscure sensitive online discussion.

When Combining Cyrillic Millions ( ҉ ) is inserted between each character in a word or phrase, the ҉ overlays each character, making it difficult to automate censorship. Online converters allow Internet users to create chrysanthemum script automatically.

҉ used to be blocked on Weibo, but is now searchable. It appears that using chrysanthemum script either have fallen out of fashion, or is no longer a viable technique to skirt censorship.

See also Martian script.