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complexity of scripts

From:Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>
Date:Friday, November 30, 2001, 4:37
Nik Taylor wrote:
> . . . they also showed an Atlantean city and the script seemed > complex enough for a logographic system. I wonder if those were > just squiggles, or if there was anything to it.
I always wondered whether Chinese fantasy writers invent characters ... I've heard that if you know the shape and sequence of the strokes, you can uniquely(?) identify a kanji, because of the sequence rules; that implies that you could thus encode a corpus of kanji, and use a Markov process to generate new ones. Has it been done? -- Anton Sherwood --