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This is a matter of fonts, not a matter of simplification. Much like depending on the font being displayed, a Latin alphabet "a" will either appear with or without the hook at the top, the font determines the exact appearance of the character 人. There are fonts that try to preserve handwriting for CJK characters that will display the 人 character in the way ...


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To complement Avery's answer, one thing that may be worth investigating is that the Nihon Shoki has a particular phonetic orthography for Japanese (so-called Man’yōgana or ateji, which are directly based on Chinese and Korean phonetic use of kanji). Whereas the Kojiki and Man’yōshū phonograms are based on Early Middle Chinese (also the source of Japanese ...



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