Bad Hanzi in Beijing

4:34 PM Anis Widayanti 0 Comments

Joel Martinsen of has sent me this scan from a newspaper in Beijing.

Although Hanzi Smatter mostly focuses on the misuse of Chinese characters in Western culture, I had to comment about this. Especially the glaring error in the story has embarrassed Beijing City’s Traffic Bureau.

(larger view)

The painted (pedestrian crossing) has an extra dot in .

I should also point out that in Japanese, does indeed include the extra dot.

Related: "SOTP" and "SHCOOL"

Update: March 24, 2006 - UN to Stop Using Traditional Chinese Characters after 2008.

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