I cannot remember whether as part of the transition of the Hongkong
government to the PRC if Beijing put a transition on moving from traditional
to simplified characters. I wasn't able to find anything to this effect on
the Hongkong government website, unfortunately.
Putonghua became compulsory in Hongkong schools in the 1998-99 school year,
and the Hongkong government is printing documents in Simplified and
Traditional Chinese now.
One book that may prove useful is, "One Country, Two Systems, Three
Languages: A Survey of Changing Language Use in Hong Kong":
Another that may prove useful is "Language in Hong Kong at Century's End":
I would be interested in any writing-system specific information you are
able to find.
-- Tom Emerson Basis Technology Corp. Language Hacker http://www.basistech.com "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you suck forever"
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