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Why does 八 have an extra thing on top?

Not all fonts have that horizontal thing. Here are examples of the same 八 rendered with various fonts installed on my PC: Basically, that horizontal bar is something similar to serifs in Latin fonts. ...
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Why does 八 have an extra thing on top?

It is a design typically used for the typeface called Minchotai (roughly equivalent to Latin serif fonts). Basically it is designed so that glyphs are closer to those written with brushes. In ...
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Computer fonts - Small Hane Inkblot Thing

This is one of characteristics of 明朝体, the stylized emphases at the start and end of a brush stroke. In calligraphy, you are instructed to sink down your brush firmly at the beginning of every stroke. ...
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What is the proper way of writing the first stroke of 言?

Handwritten kanji should follow the shapes of [教科書体]{きょうかしょたい} (textbook fonts). If you're unsure of the handwritten shape, you can utilise font previews to check what they're supposed to be. For ...
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What is the proper way of writing the first stroke of 言?

言's first stroke is different in handwriting and in computer code, mainly because it is more recognizeble in lower resolutions as a horizontal line. When you are handwriting, you should draw the ...
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