Making the Roman alphabet out of Chinese characters

Some unicode characters kind of look similar to characters latin alphabet without being in that range to begin with. I was inspired by the text “乇乂ㄒ尺卂 ㄒ卄丨匚匚” (extra thicc) I saw on reddit. Not sure of the exact origin. I wanted to find characters for all the letters in the alphabet that look like Chinese characters. Unfortunately, some weren’t so easy to find. For instance, I couldn’t find something that looks much like the letter “v”. After finding lookalikes for all the alphabet, I went and created a tool at

http://chinesed-roman.xy30.com

I’m not sure on the name. Maybe something like kanjlatin or chicode would be better.

The full listing of the alphabet reads:

卂日匚勺乇于彑廾工长辶爪力口尸中尺丂七凵立山㐅丫之.

some examples:

廾乇辶辶口 山口尺辶勺

廾口山 卂尺乇 丫口凵?

七山口 尸辶凵丂 十山口 工丂 于口凵尺

I think it works fairly well. It will probably be a little cryptic to read but isn’t that half the fun of it?

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