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Chinese punctuation

Index Chinese punctuation

Chinese punctuation uses a different set of punctuation marks from European languages, although the concept of modern standard punctuation was adapted in the written language during the 20th century from Western punctuation marks. [1]

63 relations: Calligraphy, Chiang Kai-shek, China, Chinese characters, Chronicles of Huayang, Circa, Colon (punctuation), Comma, Comma splice, Dash, East Asian punctuation, Ellipsis, Emphasis (typography), England, Exclamation mark, Film, Full stop, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, Guobiao standards, Hong Kong, Horizontal and vertical writing in East Asian scripts, Hu Shih, Hyphen, Interpunct, Italic type, Jingdian Shiwen, Kerning, Leonardo da Vinci, Letter-spacing, Li Sao, Line breaking rules in East Asian languages, Macau, Mainland China, Mandarin Chinese, O'Neill (surname), Phonetics, Pinyin, Poetry, Proper name mark, Punctuation, Qu Yuan, Question mark, Quotation mark, Romanization of Chinese, Scriptio continua, Semantics, Semicolon, Serial comma, Simplified Chinese characters, Song dynasty, ..., Space (punctuation), Standardization Administration of China, Subtitle (captioning), Tai tou, Taiwan, Text messaging, Tilde, Traditional Chinese characters, Underline, Unicode, Unicode Consortium, Wade–Giles, Word processor. Expand index (13 more) »


Calligraphy (from Greek: καλλιγραφία) is a visual art related to writing.

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Chiang Kai-shek

Chiang Kai-shek (31 October 1887 – 5 April 1975), also romanized as Chiang Chieh-shih or Jiang Jieshi and known as Chiang Chungcheng, was a political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975, first in mainland China until 1949 and then in exile in Taiwan.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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Chinese characters

Chinese characters are logograms primarily used in the writing of Chinese and Japanese.

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Chronicles of Huayang

The Chronicles of Huayang or Huayang Guo Zhi is the oldest extant gazetteer of a region of China.

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Circa, usually abbreviated c., ca. or ca (also circ. or cca.), means "approximately" in several European languages (and as a loanword in English), usually in reference to a date.

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Colon (punctuation)

The colon is a punctuation mark consisting of two equally sized dots centered on the same vertical line.

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The comma is a punctuation mark that appears in several variants in different languages.

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Comma splice

In English grammar, a comma splice or comma fault is the use of a comma to join two independent clauses.

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The dash is a punctuation mark that is similar in appearance to and, but differs from these symbols in both length and height.

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East Asian punctuation

East Asian punctuation can refer to.

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An ellipsis (plural ellipses; from the ἔλλειψις, élleipsis, 'omission' or 'falling short') is a series of dots (typically three, such as "…") that usually indicates an intentional omission of a word, sentence, or whole section from a text without altering its original meaning.

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Emphasis (typography)

In typography, emphasis is the strengthening of words in a text with a font in a different style from the rest of the text, to highlight them.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Exclamation mark

The exclamation mark (British English) or exclamation point (some dialects of American English) is a punctuation mark usually used after an interjection or exclamation to indicate strong feelings or high volume (shouting), or show emphasis, and often marks the end of a sentence.

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A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving pícture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.

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Full stop

The full point or full stop (British and broader Commonwealth English) or period (North American English) is a punctuation mark.

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General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (中华人民共和国国家质量监督检验检疫总局, abbreviated AQSIQ) is a ministerial-level department under the State Council of the People's Republic of China that is in charge of national quality, metrology, entry-exit commodity inspection, entry-exit health quarantine, entry-exit animal and plant quarantine, import-export food safety, certification and accreditation, standardization, as well as administrative law enforcement.

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Guobiao standards

GB standards are the Chinese national standards issued by the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), the Chinese National Committee of the ISO and IEC.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

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Horizontal and vertical writing in East Asian scripts

Many East Asian scripts can be written horizontally or vertically.

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Hu Shih

Hu Shih (17 December 1891 – 24 February 1962) was a Chinese philosopher, essayist and diplomat.

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The hyphen (‐) is a punctuation mark used to join words and to separate syllables of a single word.

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An interpunct (&middot), also known as an interpoint, middle dot, middot, and centered dot or centred dot, is a punctuation mark consisting of a vertically centered dot used for interword separation in ancient Latin script.

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Italic type

In typography, italic type is a cursive font based on a stylized form of calligraphic handwriting.

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Jingdian Shiwen

Jingdian Shiwen, often abbreviated as Shiwen in Chinese philological literature, was a c. 582–589 exegetical dictionary or glossary, edited by the Tang dynasty classical scholar Lu Deming.

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In typography, kerning is the process of adjusting the spacing between characters in a proportional font, usually to achieve a visually pleasing result.

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 14522 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance, whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography.

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Examples of headline letter-spacing In typography, letter-spacing, also referred to as tracking by typographers working with pre-WYSIWYG digital systems, refers to an optically consistent degree of increase (or sometimes decrease) of space between letters to affect visual density in a line or block of text.

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Li Sao

"Li Sao" is a Chinese poem dating from the Warring States period of ancient China.

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Line breaking rules in East Asian languages

The line breaking rules in East Asian language specify how to wrap East Asian Language text such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

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Macau, officially the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the western side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

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Mainland China

Mainland China, also known as the Chinese mainland, is the geopolitical as well as geographical area under the direct jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

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Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin is a group of related varieties of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China.

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O'Neill (surname)

The surname O'Neill is of Irish Gaelic origin, spelling variations include O'Neal, O'Neil, Ó Neill, Ó Néill, Ua Néill, Uí Néill and Neill.

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Phonetics (pronounced) is the branch of linguistics that studies the sounds of human speech, or—in the case of sign languages—the equivalent aspects of sign.

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Hanyu Pinyin Romanization, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan.

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Poetry (the term derives from a variant of the Greek term, poiesis, "making") is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.

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Proper name mark

In Chinese writing, a proper name mark (Simplified Chinese: 专名号, zhuānmínghào; Traditional Chinese: 專名號) is an underline used to mark proper names, such as the names of people, places, dynasties, organizations.

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Punctuation (formerly sometimes called pointing) is the use of spacing, conventional signs, and certain typographical devices as aids to the understanding and correct reading of handwritten and printed text, whether read silently or aloud.

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Qu Yuan

Qu Yuan (–278 BC) was a Chinese poet and minister who lived during the Warring States period of ancient China.

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Question mark

The question mark (also known as interrogation point, query, or eroteme in journalism) is a punctuation mark that indicates an interrogative clause or phrase in many languages.

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Quotation mark

Quotation marks, also called quotes, quote marks, quotemarks, speech marks, inverted commas or talking marks, are punctuation marks used in pairs in various writing systems to set off direct speech, a quotation, or a phrase.

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Romanization of Chinese

The Romanization of Chinese is the use of the Latin alphabet to write Chinese.

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Scriptio continua

Scriptio continua (Latin for "continuous script"), also known as scriptura continua or scripta continua, is a style of writing without spaces, or other marks between the words or sentences.

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Semantics (from σημαντικός sēmantikós, "significant") is the linguistic and philosophical study of meaning, in language, programming languages, formal logics, and semiotics.

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The semicolon or semi colon is a punctuation mark that separates major sentence elements.

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Serial comma

In English language punctuation, a serial comma or series comma (also called an Oxford comma or a Harvard comma) is a comma placed immediately before the coordinating conjunction (usually and or or) in a series of three or more terms.

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Simplified Chinese characters

Simplified Chinese characters are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese Characters for use in mainland China.

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Song dynasty

The Song dynasty (960–1279) was an era of Chinese history that began in 960 and continued until 1279.

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Space (punctuation)

In writing, a space (&#32) is a blank area that separates words, sentences, syllables (in syllabification) and other written or printed glyphs (characters).

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Standardization Administration of China

The Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC) is the standards organization authorized by the State Council of China to exercise administrative responsibilities by undertaking unified management, supervision and overall coordination of standardization work in China.

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Subtitle (captioning)

Subtitles are text derived from either a transcript or screenplay of the dialog or commentary in films, television programs, video games, and the like, usually displayed at the bottom of the screen, but can also be at the top of the screen if there is already text at the bottom of the screen.

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Tai tou

Tai tou (literally "shift head") is a typographical East Asian expression of honor that can be divided into two forms, Nuo tai and Ping tai.

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Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.

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Text messaging

Text messaging, or texting, is the act of composing and sending electronic messages, typically consisting of alphabetic and numeric characters, between two or more users of mobile phones, tablets, desktops/laptops, or other devices.

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The tilde (in the American Heritage dictionary or; ˜ or ~) is a grapheme with several uses.

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Traditional Chinese characters

Traditional Chinese characters (Pinyin) are Chinese characters in any character set that does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946.

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An underline, also called an underscore, is a more or less horizontal line immediately below a portion of writing.

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Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation, and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems.

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Unicode Consortium

The Unicode Consortium (Unicode Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that coordinates the development of the Unicode standard, based in Mountain View, California.

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Wade–Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization system for Mandarin Chinese.

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Word processor

A word processor is a computer program or device that provides for input, editing, formatting and output of text, often plus other features.

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