Need graphical significanceEdit
Need graphical significance and etymology. 188.8.131.52 03:28, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
- "(Buddhism): The null set: neither yes nor no (in response to a koan or other question that mistakenly assumes an affirmative or negative answer)."
Stroke order is wrongEdit
First of all, it's semi-cursive script (行书), not cursive. Secondly, the stroke order is wrong. It's 3 horizontals, 4 verticals, then the 4 dots. You can clearly see that the verticals directly precede the dots due to the ink linking them. Just google 無 行书 for pictures. --Explosivo (talk) 09:12, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
- There may simply be differences in how different people write this character. This Chinese site shows at least one clear example, second row third from the left, where the last horizontal is clearly connected to the dots, rather than any of the verticals. In addition, this is the stroke order taught in Japanese education, as shown here and here. ‑‑ Eiríkr Útlendi │Tala við mig 10:39, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
- Although there are several national standards, there is only one traditional way, identified by looking at historical calligraphy. Even the Ministry of Education of China failed to consider everything because promoting literacy was more important than historical accuracy in the 50s. They have been correcting stroke orders ever since. Children even prove their parents wrong as they learned it differently back then. This person illustrates the single strokes of this very character from 27:20 on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIstDUsmWUM. He talks about variations like combining the first two strokes, which is acceptable, but stroke order is never a matter of style. It may not matter in everyday life, but it irks calligraphers. I think it would be better to have several variations according to the respective standards in general, but this would a lot of work for all the articles. Showing a non-traditional stroke order in the translingual section should be prevented. --Explosivo (talk) 20:11, 6 January 2016 (UTC)