This page is part of a shape-based index system that is designed to simplify the process of looking up Chinese characters.
Characters included on this page all begin with an element that is based on the 丨-shape.
Characters on this page are subdivided into the following groups shape based derivatives:
丨, 门, 止, 卜, 虍, 北, 非, 儿, 片, 皮, 巾, 冘, 央, 中, 虫, 申
All of the above derivatives are based on the 丨 shape.
This particular index, the s1 index includes 12 pages, each associated with a particular initial element.
Alternative shape-based lookup indexes include:
- The c1s index which includes characters sorted by initial element of the characters cangjie input code. There are 24 codes, each a varying number of derivatives.
- The s3 index which includes characters sorted by their final shape element. Were in the S1 index, shapes are sorted by their initial stroke, with the s3 index, shapes are grouped by their final stroke. The s3 index also includes 12 Shapes, with a varying number of sub-shapes.
Note that the S1, C1S and S3 indexes are all focused on Simplified Chinese characters. You can access all three of these indexes at the top of this page.
For indexes for Traditional Chinese characters and to pages that include Traditional Chinese characters and their simplified counterparts, check out the Menu at the bottom of this page.