Table of General Standard Chinese Characters

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Table of General Standard Chinese Characters
Simplified Chinese通用规范汉字表
Traditional Chinese通用規範漢字表
Literal meaningGeneral Use Standardized Chinese Character Table

The Table of General Standard Chinese Characters (Chinese: 通用规范汉字表; pinyin: Tōngyòng Guīfàn Hànzì Biǎo) is the current standard list of 8,105 Chinese characters published by the government of the People's Republic of China and promulgated in June 2013. Of the characters included, 3,500 are in Tier I and designated as frequently used characters, a reduction from the 7,000 in the earlier List of Commonly Used Characters in Modern Chinese; Tier II includes 3,000 characters that are designated as commonly used characters but less frequently used than those in Tier 1; Tier III includes characters commonly used as names and terminology. The list also offers a table of correspondences between 2,546 Simplified Chinese characters and 2,574 Traditional Chinese characters, along with other selected variant forms, effectively serving as Mainland China's standardization scheme for Traditional Characters.

Non-BMP characters[edit]

In Unicode, some characters in the Table of General Standard Chinese Characters are located outside of the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP).

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  • "通用规范汉字表" [Table of General Standard Chinese Characters] (PDF). Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  • "国务院关于公布《通用规范汉字表》的通知" [State Council announcement of the Table of General Standard Chinese Characters]. Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China. June 5, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  • "The New Table of General Standard Chinese Characters Issued" (Press release). School of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University. January 4, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014.

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