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ChristopherB

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ChristopherB

I'm currently working my way through Heisig's Remembering Traditional Hanzi, and seem to be running to a number of variants that are actually listed in dictionaries as being the simplified forms. For instance, he lists 兑 when the traditional version apparently should be 兌 and similar examples are 沒/没, 別/别 among others. My question is, does anyone who writes traditional characters actually write the versions that Heisig gives, or are they considered non-standard variants or simplified versions?

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chrix

Yes. But I don't see there's too much difference between the respective versions.. Depending on the font, personal handwriting, you might see either...

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renzhe

The difference between 兑 and 兌 is that the first one is used for handwriting, and the latter for printed stuff. The two dots at the top are actually the character 八 .

When using simplified, both are written as 兑, even in printing.

But, like chrix says, these are really minor issues, though 沒 is by far the more common in traditional materials. The difference is one stroke, basically.

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