Same Character or Not?

March 30, 2010, 11:17 PM posted in General Discussion

Take for example:

繁体:具  -> 简体:

繁体:庭  -> 简体:

In simplified, both "家" are identical despite there different origin. Does this also mean both "家" are considered the same character?  Or put another way, could I describe the 家人 as 家具的家,人口的人?

I'm sure this question applies to other characters as well, just no others come to mind.

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March 31, 2010, 02:05 AM

I think you can describe the 家人 as "家具的家,人口的人".

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April 01, 2010, 01:42 AM

Hi chenierd

” is not the traditional form of “家”, but an independent character used both in simplified and in traditional Chinese. “” is used exclusively in the words “伙”,“具” and “”, and they are the same as “家伙”,“家具” and “家什”. It may be said that “” is a kind of variant form of “家”.