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davoosh

令 / 冷 - Final Stroke

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davoosh

Hello,

 

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?

 

Thanks 

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davoosh

Thanks, yes I meant the orthodox variant. 

 

Are the orthodox variants generally adhered to in writing/calligraphy? What exactly makes them 'orthodox'?

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Hofmann

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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