From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Feb 14 2003 - 06:27:02 EST
Andrew C. West scripsit:
> Interestingly, the dictionary quotes Zheng Xuan, writing in the 2nd century
> A.D., as stating that U+4E2A (the modern "simplified" form) is the correct form
> of the character, and that U+500B (the modern "traditional" form) is a vulgar
> substitute !
IIRC this is true of very many simplified characters: the simplification
process was not so much one of inventing simplified characters, but of
inventorying the existing repertoire of simplified forms, ancient and
modern, and deciding which ones were now to be official.
-- John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --_The Hobbit_
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