While practicing writing of simple sentences, I realized that after missing I stroke, I was tempted to fix it the same way I'd do it in English - by thickening the strokes I'd like to keep. I know that Chinese people have a "shorthand" way of making notes. Given the multitude of characters, how do they correct mistakes in writing? Is there a standard way of, say, crossing out a character?

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  • Why down vote? I don't see anything wrong in this answer. It provides an example that what a typical draft would be edited before it is rewritten or retyped. It is actually applicable to any language. Characters that are to be replaced would be simply crossed out. Most people would do the same in English
    – Tang Ho
    Jun 25, 2019 at 3:21
  • Didn't downvote, but while it's one of the perspectives, it doesn't seem to answer my question entirely - it's not hardwriting, especially not the shorthand version. Also there's lots of empty space between lines. Not sure if that's what most Chinese writing looks like, but I imagine it doesn't.
    – d33tah
    Jun 26, 2019 at 7:23

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