Common typefaces Serif top and sans-serif bottom typefaces exist for Chinese characters in the regular script.
However, a large majority of the older Chinese literate generation use the traditional characters. However, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China is currently releasing a standard character set for Hokkien, which is to be taught in schools and promoted amongst the general population.
Written Variants Orthography The nature of Chinese characters makes it very easy to produce allographs for any character, and there have been many efforts at orthographical standardization throughout history.
Immediately afterward, the mainland government began two parallel programs relating to written Chinese. The radicals are ordered first by stroke count that is, the number of strokes required to write the radical ; within a given stroke count, the radicals also have a prescribed order.
The speech radical on the left has also been simplified.
In the s and s, discussions on character simplification took place within the Kuomintang government, and a large number of Chinese intellectuals and writers have long maintained that character simplification would help boost literacy in China. Malaysia promulgated a set of simplified characters inwhich were also completely identical to the Mainland China simplifications; here, however, the simplifications were not generally widely adopted, as the Chinese educational system fell outside the purview of the federal government.
The largest non-Han group in China, the Zhuanghave for over years used Chinese characters.