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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. While the style has aesthetic value, it has also been used by netizens to make it harder for automated 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]'']]
  
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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.
  
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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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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.