LingQ Reader -- Punctuation in Traditional & Non-traditional Chinese


In the LingQ reader, why does punctuation look different in Non-traditional and traditional Chinese?

In Non-traditional, punctuation marks are crowded close to the characters and hard to distinguish. The figure below shows an extreme example. There is a comma at the end of the text, but it can’t be seen in the non-traditional case because it overlaps the character.

I don’t think this is a big problem, but the traditional version is easier to read.

Wow. I never knew they had punctuation. This forum is so enlightening.

My teacher laughed at me when I wrote a question without appending a question mark! Chinese has a period, question mark, and exclamation point, like English. It also has comma, but they have two kinds. How and when did Chinese get that way? How did English punctuation develop? I wish I knew.

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Thanks, this screenshot helps. We’ll look into it.

@wcon Can you please post a link to a lesson from screenshot above? Simplified Chinese lesson with the punctuation issue. Thanks!

This is from LingQ Mini Stories, Story 6.

Thanks for looking into it!

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