Language Info

Chinese written in Traditional script

Below you'll find all the characters used to write this language and all the countries where this language is used.

Alternate Scripts for Chinese

  • Chinese can also be written using the Simplified script
  • Chinese can also be written using the Bopomofo script
  • Chinese can also be written using the Han with Bopomofo script
  • Chinese can also be written using the Han script

Standard Characters

The minimal characters required for this language


Auxiliary Characters

Additional letters (beyond the minimal set) used in foreign or technical words found in typical magazines, newspapers, etc..

Punctuation Characters

The marks used to separate sentences and to clarify meaning

Unicode Blocks

Chinese uses characters from the following Unicode blocks


The worldwide literate language population for Chinese is 43,718,100 people across 16 countries.


22,332,980 people
95.00% literate in Chinese

Hong Kong SAR China

6,831,925 people
95.00% literate in Chinese


5,334,940 people
17.00% literate in Chinese


2,397,345 people
0.92% literate in Chinese

United States

2,253,719 people
0.69% literate in Chinese


1,231,453 people
1.80% literate in Chinese


1,057,762 people
1.10% literate in Chinese


761,068 people
0.73% literate in Chinese

Macau SAR China

589,929 people
98.00% literate in Chinese


487,880 people
2.10% literate in Chinese

United Kingdom

349,755 people


48,795 people

French Polynesia

22,454 people


7,103 people


6,005 people

French Guiana

4,987 people


Our data is sourced from a number of places, and we want to give them credit here. We use ISO639 codes for the country codes that support the language.

  1. Unicode CLDR
  2. CLDR Exemplar Characters