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Biáng in a songti font

The 57-stroke character biáng (see Biang biang noodles) in regular script, suitable for brush calligraphy.

Here is how this was created:

  • Opened a new photoshop project.
  • On separate text layers, typed in the elements: "宀八言ㄠㄠ長長馬心月刂辶".
  • Using Image:Biáng.svg (which is in a Songti font) as a guide, arranged the elements in the correct places, and manipulated them to fit into their spaces correctly.
  • Exported the image as a very large, detailed bitmap (.png).
  • Opened the bitmap in Inkscape.
  • Used Inkscape's "trace bitmap" tool to create a vector image.
  • Manually removed unnecessary nodes, thus reducing file size dramatically.
  • Manipulated the nodes to make stroke thickness more uniform (it had been distorted by the manipulation in Photoshop)
  • Saved as a vector image (.svg) and uploaded to Commons.

Then, User:Yug made a correction.

Then, User:Wikic showed me his I vectorised it and uploaded it. It has some advantages.

Then User:Yug improve the last 辶 to show 4 clear strokes as the traditionnal way need. The 心 is a little bigger.

The challenge now is to indicate the correct stroke order:
Discuss at Image_talk:Biáng-order.gif.


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