Chinese Traditional characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters.
Traditional Foley are used officially in the Republic of China, Hong Kong and Macau. Among overseas Chinese communities (except for Singapore and Malaysia), traditional characters are most commonly used, although the number of printed material in simplified characters is growing in Australia, USA and Canada, targeting or created by new arrivals from mainland China.
A large number of overseas Chinese online newspapers allow to switch between both sets. In contrast, simplified Chinese characters are used in mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia in official publications.