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    Chinese typography

    I would like to combine Chinese symbols into a design. Only problem is that I don't know Chinese. Is there any resource (web or human) that can show me how to attain Chinese characters that would need to say specific words.

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    Awkwardly worded I know, but how do I explain myslef?!

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    Are you looking for Chinese fonts, Chinese translations of certain words or both?
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    Im not sure if this is what you are after but you can convert english to chinese here... http://smart90.com/babel02chinese I dont read Chinese but Ive been told the translation is not very accurate, but you cant really expect an automated process to do a great job on a language as complex as Chinese.

    If you are just after symbols you can access them via a unicode typeface.
    If your on a pC, click the 'start button' then 'run'. Type charmap in the text field. Select Arial Uncicode MS typeface, scroll down & you will see various CHinese symbols. You can copy, then paste these in to other apps.

    Check out this site too... www.mandarintools.com

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    anode: both but fonts would be especially awesome.
    askari: thanks for the resources I'll check them out!

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    Your best bet is to search for a site online that will tell you what each character means. Even the direction and the weight of a line can change the meaning of the word. And you don't want a design that translates into 'you're mom's a dog' or something worse.

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    I found somebody on eBay that did custom Chinese calligraphy. I already have my name! Thanks all!


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