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The Traditional Character for "this" (zhè) ?

Posted by calkins April 7, 2008 in the Group General Discussion.

The character for "this" (zhè) was one of the first characters I learned (way back 4 months ago!). Anyway, when I learned it, I learned to write it like this:


Not too hard, right? Well, when I first came across it online, I didn't know what character it was because it was written like this:

Because of the long flat stroke (top right), instead of a short angled stroke, I assumed it must be a different character. But they are one and the same.

Is this a font and/or encoding issue? Does this happen often? If so, these little nuances will make learning characters that much more difficult.

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