Traditional Characters

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Debate On Traditional And Simplified Chinese Characters - Politics - Pro-Simplified Characters
... Overseas communities are now increasingly using simplified characters, especially when publications are intended for a mainland Chinese audience ... Most university Chinese programs in the United States and France teach simplified characters, with the number expected to continue to rise ... including Wikipedia offering an easy switch between simplified and traditional scripts ...
Simplified Chinese Characters - Origins and History - Singapore and Malaysia
... Singapore underwent three successive rounds of character simplification, eventually arriving at the same set of simplified characters as Mainland China ... The first round, consisting of 498 Simplified characters from 502 Traditional characters, was promulgated by the Ministry of Education in 1969 ... The second round, consisting of 2287 Simplified characters, was promulgated in 1974 ...
Debate On Traditional And Simplified Chinese Characters - Politics - Pro-Traditional Characters
... In the communities where traditional characters are used simplified characters are strongly associated with communism and often have strongly negative associations ... As an extension of this, continuing to use traditional characters is a way of maintaining national identity ... School children in these areas are strongly discouraged from using simplified characters ...
Singaporean Mandarin - Writing System
... In Singapore, simplified Chinese characters are the official standard used in all official publications as well as the government-controlled press ... While simplified Chinese characters are taught exclusively in schools, the government does not officially discourage the use of traditional characters, as the government of the People's ... Therefore, many shop signs continue to be written in traditional characters ...
Debate On Traditional And Simplified Chinese Characters - Developments in Recent Years - 2009
... ROC (Taiwan) government launched a campaign to obtain World Heritage status for Traditional Chinese characters in a bid to preserve them for the future ... Pan Qing-Lin proposed a bill to abolish Simplified Characters successively and reintroduce Traditional Characters step by step within the next 10 years ... for the proposal in terms of the destruction of the scientific and aesthetic aspects of Chinese characters, the enhancement in technology diminishing the fast handwriting ...

Famous quotes containing the words characters and/or traditional:

    Philosophy is written in this grand book—I mean the universe—
    which stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it.
    Galileo Galilei (1564–1642)

    The invention of photography provided a radically new picture-making process—a process based not on synthesis but on selection. The difference was a basic one. Paintings were made—constructed from a storehouse of traditional schemes and skills and attitudes—but photographs, as the man on the street put, were taken.
    Jean Szarkowski (b. 1925)