C3S - CHINESE SHAPE, SENSE AND SOUND
Chinese characters are built from shapes here called markers, which include radicals.
Markers normally influence what a character means or how it sounds.

Markers enable you to better grasp the characters you know and more easily learn new ones which share markers with them.
- To display/hide a A SHORT GUIDE TO C3S system conventions as a permanent overlay:
START C3S HERE (optimized for Firefox)
This alpha version covers . all sounds and all marking shapes.
plus a few test tokens:
markers 行, 工, 圭, 生, 星, 司, 𢀖, 也, 艮, 各, 客, 洛, 路, 阁, 合, 荅, 佥, 门, 㐫, 兑, 占, 店 and 月
radicals 工, 艮, 门 and 月, also included among markers, and characters 工, 在, 脑, 脚, 街, 聚, 踮 and 谢
Pick a Marker Pick a Radical Enter a Character
(by Pinyin syllable)
from
(by shape)
from this visual
(by shape from among 188)
from this visual
(use cut and paste)
and click on
Relation between C3S CHARACTER AND MARKER DATABASES and outside resources
CHARACTERS
with the recursive decomposition of each character into its constitutive markers
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MARKERS
including radicals
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RADICAL CHARACTER INDEX
MDBG resource
DICTIONARY
MDBG resource
STROKE SEQUENCES
Steven Kryskalla's resource