5 Replies ・ Started by DR at 2019-10-28 00:12:35 UTC ・ Last reply by Leebo at 2019-10-29 00:49:58 UTC

How to find 旧字体・異体字 with jisho?

Jisho provides a few old/alternate forms of characters, but not many. Is there a way to find, say, the old form of 双 using jisho?

Leebo at 2019-10-28 01:16:16 UTC

Unless you really need it to be Jisho for some particular reason, can I just recommend a different resource?

https://www.kanjipedia.jp/ should have all the 旧字体 and 異体字 you want to search for.

DR at 2019-10-28 19:05:23 UTC

Thanks! I just tried the source you indicated and it doesn't seem to do what I'm looking for. For example, I input そう to get 双; the objective is to get the old form of 双. I'm not seeing any way to do that. All I get for そう is what appears to be the same list of options that I get on Jisho. And if I input the kanji 双, the site doesn't provide the old form.

(As to why I would prefer Jisho, I'm using it all the time and I prefer to keep things simple.)

DR at 2019-10-28 19:20:19 UTC

Followup: this site
does what I'm looking for. Just search (Ctrl-F) for either form (old or new) and the page will find and highlight it.

Leebo at 2019-10-29 00:48:02 UTC

Hmm? The 旧字 appears right on the page for 双 though...


Leebo at 2019-10-29 00:49:58 UTC

But sure, kanjipedia is not explicitly a resource for 旧字 like the other site you linked. It has them though.

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