Modelling Analysis of Stroke Consistency of Latin Letters and Chinese Characters

Journal: Arts Studies and Criticism DOI: 10.32629/asc.v3i3.946

Yinghui Zhang

Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Beijing, China


This thesis uses the modelling analysis of the Latin and Chinese writing systems to find a way of improving visual harmonisation and legibility in dual script typeface design. This research includes a review of relevant literature resources, the outcomes and conclusion of the analysis process. The findings of this research identified common features in the stroke shapes of Latin letters and Chinese characters. It helps to confirm the feasibility of applying similar strokes from different writing systems, and to design a typeface that gives an optically balanced appearance to Latin letters and Chinese characters when used together.


strokes, Latin letters, Chinese characters, modelling analysis


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