A Preliminary Classification of the Writing Elements of Chinese Characters

    Volume 34, Issue 2 (March 1989)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 10


    Hanna, GA
    Questioned document examiner, Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, Los Angeles, CA

    (Received 5 March 1988; accepted 31 May 1988)

    Abstract

    Chinese writing from 100 Asians who recently migrated to the United States was collected and intercompared to determine the frequency of handwriting characteristics. The general elements of handwriting form and execution were assessed in each sample. They include: system, style, size, slant, proportions, angularity, skill, speed, pressure, arrangement, spacing, and alignment. The basic strokes of Chinese characters are delineated, and the methods and application of foreign writing comparison are summarized.


    Paper ID: JFS12654J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12654J

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