RE: That also goes for ichi and hyphen.

From: Ayers, Mike (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 12:05:03 EDT

> From: []

> That also goes for ichi (the kanji corresponding
> to our digit 1), and the kanji hyphen. I don't want
> those to look alike. You don't want them to either,
> ne?

        I suspect most fonts would render ichi with brush strokes at the
right side if possible, and it should also be considerably wider than a
hyphen. However, in a fixed width block font, you could have troubles.

        Naturally, kanji (hanzi in general) don't like to be rendered in
ultra-tiny web-font mode - a little extra size goes a long way.

        I suspect this shouldn't be a big issue, though - the Japanese
aren't terribly fond of hyphens as far as I've seen. Perhaps a bigger issue
is checking your katakana fonts to make sure that 'shi'/'tsu' and 'n'/'so'
are distinguishable at the size you wish to use. I often have trouble with
these in typeset text!


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