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

Sam Vilain sam at vilain.net
Fri Jun 30 10:01:05 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Hi there,

Despite not being Chinese, starting mahjongg I am somehow offended on
behalf of the Zhongren that the default tileset has some characters
which are drawn incorrectly; that is to say the character has been
stylised based on poor interpretations of the original brush strokes.
What has probably happened is that already stylised characters were used
as a basis for the postmodern set, and subtleties of the original
strokes were overlooked.

In particular; the 4 of characters is definitely wrong, and the 7 and 8
of characters look awkward.  One or two of the wind tiles do not look to
be composed of valid strokes.  I think most of the others are probably

It might be worth getting someone who is actually Chinese to look at the
postmodern tile set and point out which characters need fixing.  This
might seem stupid and trivial, but I understand well written script is
important to the Chinese, and Mahjongg is a famous game with much
heritage in that country.

** Affects: gnome-games (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Untriaged
         Status: Unconfirmed

"postmodern" tile set has incorrect chinese characters

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