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Is there a term used for a new kanji that replaces an outdated one? 國 and 国 are good examples.

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    I assume the answer I provided is sufficient, as you didn't provide one of these numerous examples.
    – BJCUAI
    Commented Sep 4, 2019 at 11:23
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    It'd be nice if you mentioned a few examples of the kanji you're inquiring about -- it'd make sure everyone is talking about the same thing.
    – desseim
    Commented Sep 4, 2019 at 11:48
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    Related or duplicate: japanese.stackexchange.com/a/42954/9831
    – chocolate
    Commented Sep 4, 2019 at 12:25
  • 國 and 国 are good examples, since the new term is written differently from the old one. What is this called in Japanese?
    – Jack Bosma
    Commented Sep 4, 2019 at 13:29

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旧字体 Old-form 
新字体 New-form

Source: Just look up 國 or somesuch on Wiktionary.

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  • What would the new kanji term be called?
    – Jack Bosma
    Commented Sep 4, 2019 at 12:59
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    Wha? You're confusing me, dude. Why don't you list some examples, like the comments under your post are asking?
    – BJCUAI
    Commented Sep 4, 2019 at 13:14
  • 国 is a good example, as it is completely rewritten from its original form as provided in your original answer.
    – Jack Bosma
    Commented Sep 4, 2019 at 13:25
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    ? I'm confused. BJCUAI wrote 新字体 New-form, so 新字体 is the term you're looking for, no? @Jack 😕
    – chocolate
    Commented Sep 4, 2019 at 13:32
  • @Chocolate Yes it is.
    – Jack Bosma
    Commented Sep 4, 2019 at 13:48

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