as those seen on scrollbars. Use two
strokes to draw the top part of tai
as an upward arrow. First, draw a
diagonal stroke down-left and then
horizontally right. Then, draw a
diagonal stroke down-right.
Similarly, the bottom part of ling
can resemble a downward arrow.
Mandarin: zhong Meaning: middle Purpose: slider
Mandarin: tai 台 (top part) Meaning: platform Purpose: arrow up
Mandarin: ling 零 (bottom part) Meaning: zero Purpose: arrow down
Mandarin: ri Meaning: sun Purpose: grid
Mandarin: mu Meaning: eye Purpose: grid
Mandarin: tian Meaning: field Purpose: grid
• Figure 3. Demonstration of how basic
Chinese characters can be used to sketch
user interfaces: checkboxes with extended
tong and kou (top), sliders with zhong (
middle), and scrollbars with arrows, using kou
and parts of tai and ling (bottom).