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There is an obvious mistake: the third character is written as "曰" (yue) instead of "日" (ri). Why it is not written correctly as "日" such as the following?

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  • If the two words can be distinguished in the same kind of writing there is no problem. But in this title, we can recognize that it is 日 rather than 曰 from the context, although it is very similar, but it is acceptable.
    – xenophōn
    Commented Mar 12, 2019 at 4:50
  • @valkjsaaa said that it is 隶书 style so it is right, I don't agree, it still looks like 曰 not 日 even written in 隶书.
    – xenophōn
    Commented Mar 12, 2019 at 4:52

2 Answers 2


It's correctly written, but in a different font called 隶书 Clerical script. It's one of the archaic style of writing. In general Chinese characters in 隶书 look wider, which makes 日 looks like 曰 in regular fonts.


It's not.

zdic puts this under the 楷体 font.

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You can compare this with zdic rendition of 曰 using 楷体.

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Also context is key, many fonts look different.

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