Flowchart to distinguish 'what is the symbol-like character?'



There are many languages in the world that use unique characters, such as Japanese, Chinese, and Russian. When I saw these characters in the real world or on the Internet, I found a flowchart that allows me to guess the language from the shape of the characters, so I tried to summarize the people who identified the characters.


In the flowchart, characters are first classified by 'whether or not the characters themselves seem to have meaning'. If the letters seem to have meaning, the language should be Hangul for 'characters with a lot of oval', Japanese for 'less dense characters', Chinese for 'square characters', and so on. It can be identified.

Next, the letters are categorized by 'whether or not they resemble the alphabet.' If the letters resemble the alphabet, 'characters that tend to appear in mathematical formulas' are

Greek, and ' characters that appear to contain some Roman letters' are Bulgarian , Ukrainian , Serbian, or Russian. Or, 'characters without excessive decoration' can be identified as Hebrew or Yiddish ...

'Characters in which all letters look like'n',' m','u'' are in Armenian , 'Letters that are rounded everywhere' are in Georgian, and 'Characters that contain small circles or triangles' are in Thai.・ It is either Lao or Khmer.

For letters that do not appear to have meaning and do not resemble the alphabet, the 'letter with a horizontal line at the top' is in Hindi , Bengal, or Marathi. , 'Letters connected at the bottom and tilted to the left' can be identified as Arabic , Persian, or Urdu. And if none of the languages listed so far apply, it can be distinguished from Tamil , Vietnamese , Kannada , Telugu , Gujarati, etc. based on the characteristics of the characters.

in Note, Posted by log1o_hf