The long, incredibly tortuous, and fascinating process of creating a Chinese font – Quartz

The long, incredibly tortuous, and fascinating process of creating a Chinese font – Quartz

The story of Chinese characters begins with, of all things, turtle bellies. The kings of the Shang Dynasty—which ruled from the 16th to the 11th centuries BC—had questions. Questions about what the king should do, like whether to “perform a ritual for Father Ding and offer to him thirty captives from the Qiang nomad tribe…

Source: qz.com/522079/the-long-incredibly-tortuous-and-fascinating-process-of-creating-a-chinese-font/

Wow! I never thought of all the work that goes into creating these fonts! For Chinese, they need to make a design for every single character and there are very few shortcuts they can use. This is why there are so few Chinese fonts compared to the thousands and thousands of Latin fonts.

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