Joel Martinsen of Danwei.org has sent me this scan from a newspaper in Beijing.
Although Hanzi Smatter mostly focuses on the misuse of Chinese characters in Western culture, I had to comment about this. Especially the glaring error in the story has embarrassed Beijing City’s Traffic Bureau.
The painted 人行步道 (pedestrian crossing) has an extra dot in 步.
I should also point out that in Japanese, 步 does indeed include the extra dot.
Related: "SOTP" and "SHCOOL"
Update: March 24, 2006 - UN to Stop Using Traditional Chinese Characters after 2008.
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