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I find it annoying that fonts like MS Mincho make hiragana look much messier than handwritten. For example, handwritten さ looks like this... さ

...while other fonts render this:

さ

Other examples include に, き, and を (a special case where there is a protruding line on the left).

Can somebody explain the reason for this?

marked as duplicate by Dono, istrasci, Zhen Lin, rintaun, nkjt Dec 12 '13 at 17:22

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  • Take a look at the above question and see if it helps :) – ishikun Dec 12 '13 at 1:44
  • Cursive writing or calligraphy – Tom Kelly Dec 27 '18 at 1:23

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