https://www.duolingo.com/AlbertCast533056

Only simplified and not traditional?

Why is there no option to choose between simplified and traditional?

I understand it would be technically easy to programm duolingo with both options... :(

November 22, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Keith_APP

http://www.jinshizhuanke.com/character/2012-06-30/494.html

The article started with a big joke made by the honorary curator of the Institution of Chinese Arts of Calligraphy and Painting. To give a big flatter to the veteran actress 归亚蕾 Gui Ya Lei, who was from Taiwan, the curator wrote, in front of the TV camera, a huge calligraphy with the word 影后 (queen of cinematography, aka best actress in Chinese). The poor curator triggered his simplified-to-traditional machine, and hopelessly converted the character 后 queen to 後 after.

後 had been abandoned and arbitrarily replaced by 后 in China solely because they are homophones.

November 22, 2017
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