[Bug 51407] Re: "postmodern" tile set has incorrect chinese characters

Richard Hoelscher rah at rahga.com
Sun Jul 2 05:29:13 UTC 2006

(I'll comment both here and downstream. Please contact me directly or
through gnome bugzilla in the future.)

Simply put, postmodern is closely related more to Japanese tile design,
and wasn't much influenced by either Chinese tile design nor the modern
standards of writing those characters. Most Chinese sets are rather
pedestrian, while Japanese sets are very heavily stylized... I believe
that much of it reflects original attempts to mimic brush strokes while
carving into bone or other substances.

Outside of postmodern, just compare the typical Japanese set on solperama or goodmj versus the Chinese set in the wikipedia article.
- http://www.goodmj.com/mjtiles.html
- http://www.sloperama.com/mjfaq/types.htm
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahjong_tiles

I am planning to do a traditional mahjongg tile set, reflecting antique
Chinese sets and including features intentionally dropped from
Postmodern (1 bams, individual season and flower tiles, etc). These will
have the thin-line characters.

If you really want to suggest changes to Postmodern's strokes, simply
draw it out or point to a good example that can keep the look and feel
of the current set, and I'll see what I can do.

"postmodern" tile set has incorrect chinese characters

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