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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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Coded writing using the Combining Cyrillic Millions character (  ҉ , [http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/0489/index.htm 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.  
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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.
  
 
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''In the upper pane are the words, “Sensitive words can avoid being [[river crab|harmonized]]. Freedom of speech is a must.” These words are converted into chrysanthemum script in the lower pane.'']]
 
''In the upper pane are the words, “Sensitive words can avoid being [[river crab|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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See also [[Martian script]].
  
 
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Revision as of 18:25, 9 April 2014

菊花文 (júhuā wén): chrysanthemum script

Coded writing using the Combining Cyrillic Millions character ( ҉ , 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.

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 Martian script.

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