I was given a pair of gold cufflinks by my grandfather who was in Shanghai 100 years ago. Each shows a Chinese (I believe) character and I would like to know what these mean. However I have searched with possible English words (left/right, prosperity/health, sun/moon, man/woman, east/west etc) and not seen anything similar in either simplified or traditional (I guess the latter more likely since each is quite 'busy' - many brush strokes). I have tried via OCR (baidu.com and others) with no meaningful results (mostly none at all) even when rotated.
I know I am not allowed to ask for a translation here but am I allowed to ask for help to obtain a translation for myself (short of asking someone who knows Chinese) and/or how to determine which way is up, or whether simplified or traditional, or a version of each character that can be read without OCR – that is, almost anything that might help to avoid having to look through ~5,000 characters for a couple that look similar to what I have?
Presumably, if allowed, the above might be three or four separate Qs on the main site.
Another possibility would be to ask in chat, is translation off topic there too?