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This image is part of the Ancient Chinese characters project (古漢字-Anciens Hanzi), a project to create a complete set of SVG images depicting ancient Chinese characters. Help is welcome (Tutorial).


This 字-seal.svg image depicting the character 字 in the Shuowen seal script (see wiktionnary : en, fr, ja, zh).

Date See the date of uploads shown in the "File history" section.
Source Available Ancient Chinese Character sources : Chinese Etymology - Sinica Database - Multi-function Chinese Character Database - Chinese Text Project - Chinese Linguipedia
For this picture see's data: see s10976 image on 字's page.
For this picture see's data: see 27.5B57 image on 字's page.
Author Digital file creation : see contributor name shown in the "File history" section.
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Courtesy & permission & Copyright from Richard Sears website © 2003 (see Richard Sears Agreement).
Picture from Sinica Database is under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication (see About Sinica Database).

Creative Commons CC-Zero This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.
The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

Other versions

Other SVG script already available:
字-bronze-shang.svg -- Shang Bronzeware script;
字-bronze.svg -- Western Zhou Bronzeware script;
字-bronze-spring.svg -- Spring and Autumn Bronzeware script;
字-slip.svg -- Qin Slip script;
<This image> -- Shuowen Seal script;字-bigseal.svg -- Liushutong script.

SVG development
This ancient Chinese character was created with Inkscape.


Public domain
This image is in the public domain because it is a representation of an ancient script.

The script itself predates the modern concept of copyright, and the creator of this image has released (or hereby releases) into the public domain any copyright generated by the making of the file (and grants an unconditional license to anyone, for any jurisdictions in which public-domain release is not legal). This applies internationally and for any purpose.

Attribution is not required but appreciated.

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Example: the Chinese character 龍/龙 in seal script

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current05:23, 14 February 2018Thumbnail for version as of 05:23, 14 February 2018300 × 300 (5 KB)Wargaz (talk | contribs)better proportion
11:09, 11 July 2006Thumbnail for version as of 11:09, 11 July 2006300 × 300 (3 KB)Erin Silversmith (talk | contribs){{Created with Inkscape}} {{Info-ancientChinese|字|字|zì|character, word, morpheme, sinogram|s10976}} Category:Seal script
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