about China Font Bank

Burger, John D. john at mitre.org
Thu Oct 27 09:13:35 CDT 2016

Language Log has a good article on this, including reactions from several sinographers:


- JB

> On Oct 27, 2016, at 07:48, shi zhao <shizhao at gmail.com> wrote:
> from http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/25/opinion/chinas-digital-soft-power-play.html?_r=0 <http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/25/opinion/chinas-digital-soft-power-play.html?_r=0>
> This month, the Chinese government plans to introduce codes for some 3,000 Chinese characters as part of a grand project, known as the China Font Bank, to digitize 500,000 characters previously unavailable in electronic form.  
> The project highlights 100,000 characters from the country’s 56 ethnic minorities, and another 100,000 rare and ancient characters from China’s written corpus. Deploying almost 30 companies, institutions and universities, it’s the largest state-funded digitization project ever undertaken. 

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