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令 / 冷 - Final Stroke


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There seem to be two variants of this character. One which appears 令, but another which appears with the final stroke as a long vertical stroke (i.e. 卩). Japanese fonts seem to always use the second variant. Which of the two ways is the correct way to handwrite this character (traditional characters / 正字) or are both acceptable?



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Orthodox is generally what you would expect given regular evolution. 卩 usually ends up having a hook, like in 報, 危, and 叩. For 令, one would just expect to put a 卩 under 亼 and leave it.


However, in writing, the vast majority of good examples leave the hook off. And of course some of them turn the vertical stroke into a dot.

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