[tex-live] merging texmf-doc into texmf-dist

Philip TAYLOR Philip-and-LeKhanh at Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org
Thu Feb 19 10:57:58 CET 2009

Werner LEMBERG wrote:

> 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.

Interestingly, Daniels and Bright [1] say nothing about this.
Their observation is "It has now become a task for the people of
China to read and write the unfamiliar complicated forms of the
characters.  In contrast (sic), it is hard for the people of Taiwan
to read and write the alien simplified script of China."

** Phil.
[1] /The World's Writing Systems/, OUP, ISBN 1996 0-19-507993-0

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