From: John H. Jenkins (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Mar 12 2007 - 10:23:43 CST
On Mar 11, 2007, at 8:01 AM, Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven wrote:
> All the references I have show the bone radical printed with the
> squared off on the right. I cannot find any references for the kanji
> with the
> left corner squared off.
Traditionally, and outside of mainland China today, the "bone" radical
is drawn with the bottom right corner squared off. The PRC switched
to having the bottom left corner squared off largely, as I understand
it, because it can be drawn that way with one stroke less.
The IRG and Unicode have always seen the two forms as glyphic
variants, not to be separately encoded. It does mean, however, that a
font designer needs to be aware of the difference and target their
fonts for the appropriate market.
John H. Jenkins
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