7 Replies ・ Started by MetroCello at 2018-11-26 18:21:18 UTC ・ Last reply by shuben at 2018-12-02 02:12:24 UTC This is a discussion about 直 Differences in font/script? I have a question regarding this kanji: I have seen it printed in two different ways that seem fairly dissimilar. Some versions have a vertical stroke on the left that connects to the horizontal line stroke on the bottom. Does anyone know the reason for this? Perhaps someone can proffer a brief explanation? I've seen it as a stand-alone character on a book tag... what does it mean in that context? shuben at 2018-11-27 03:58:42 UTC http://www.rususa.com/forum/message.asp-msgid-1146153-start-61 wareya at 2018-11-27 11:24:50 UTC If a font doesn't render this character the same way as jisho's stroke order diagram then it's probably a Chinese font. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_unification shuben at 2018-11-27 20:33:18 UTC 豎直 vertical differs from 垂直 perpendicular. 直 another font cannot be shown here, means 豎 such as plant 植物. Since tree is vertical by nature, 樹 tree shares a symmetrical 豆 with 豎. 植 misses symmetry. 直 relates to 垂 both fonts are needed. jakobd2 at 2018-11-30 14:56:38 UTC "If a font doesn't render this character the same way as jisho's stroke order diagram then it's probably a Chinese font." I'm pretty sure this is not the case. I have several fonts on my system that I'm pretty are for Japanese, and they look like this: https://imgur.com/a/AlbNaxu So I think both versions exist in Japanese. wareya at 2018-11-30 16:49:39 UTC Those are all the same as the stroke order diagram. The spike in the bottom left corner is a decoration. jakobd2 at 2018-12-01 19:00:51 UTC Ok I looked this character up in a Chinese dictionary. I realize now you're talking about a different stroke than the one I was thinking about. shuben at 2018-12-02 02:12:24 UTC Here is my video on direct 直接: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdaRbpLNQXE&t=51s Log in to reply.