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Commonly requested character identifications!

「壽」(longevity) Orthodox character   Glyph evolution sequence and older variants        Core character components (for non-cursive characters) If you've managed to spot at least both of these ...
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Is asking to translate a short paragraph from English to Chinese on topic here?

I'll give some pointers out so this post CAN be posted. Your post would have to show some type of effort to translate it yourself first. No, just copying and pasting into google translate it not ...
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"What does this say" type question policy for seals and calligraphy

This situation reminds me of Movies.SE and "identify this movie" requests. Here, it's always going to cause heartache to close questions about the Chinese language off-topic on a site about ...
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Is asking to translate a short paragraph from English to Chinese on topic here?

Translation questions need to have clear research effort on your part. However way you decide to show it, it must be there. But also, your question needs to fit all the other SE standards: scoped (...
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"What does this say" type question policy for seals and calligraphy

i suggest answering these type of questions, about seal & calligraphy. my rationale is: no OCR software can recognise these characters properly for "non-chinese", recognise the character, then ...
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Commonly requested character identifications!

「福」(fortune, blessing, happiness) Orthodox character   Sample of older variants and regular script counterparts 「福」+「宀」    「福」+「宀」+「玉」    「福」, replacing「畐」with「北」    「福」+「北」    Core character ...
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Many questions or one?

You can group questions that are strongly related but just use common sense and you'll be fine: 20 questions in one is not very easy to handle. Asking many questions is not a problem, if they are good ...
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