[tex-live] merging texmf-doc into texmf-dist
wl at gnu.org
Thu Feb 19 07:34:48 CET 2009
> The written differences are huge (while, again, the spoken
> languages are basically the same). A significant proportion of the
> characters are different (I'd hate to give a number lightly, but
> let's say around half of them). And they're often drastically
> different in shape.
Note, however, that most of the simplified character shapes are not
arbitrary but based on hand-written forms of `Caoshu' (草書), a kind
of cursive script used since centuries to write texts very quickly
with a brush.
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