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Chrysanthemum script

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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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