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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.
 
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.
  
[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 to discuss sensitive topics is either out of fashion or no longer viable.
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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.
  
 
See also [[Martian script]].
 
See also [[Martian script]].

Revision as of 19:06, 9 April 2014

菊花文 (júhuā wén): chrysanthemum script

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. (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.

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