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User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1494 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1951 times:

I am curious about areial sign writing in other languages than english. Has it been done as I could not imagine it being done in say chinese.


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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9483 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

All the sky-writing I've seen have been dot-matrix affairs so I guess if you have enough vertical dots available to you...

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Quoting David L (Reply 1):
been dot-matrix affairs

There is also the old-fashioned method with one airplane laying the lines of the letters one at a time. Not used much because normally there's just enough wind up there to ruin the first letters before the last ones get laid down.

Each line is a pass and a turn before the next line so it takes a while. Our alphabet is bad enough but some Chinese or Japanese characters would require a large number of individual "strokes" to write. Seems unlikely.



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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9483 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 2):
There is also the old-fashioned method with one airplane laying the lines of the letters one at a time. Not used much because normally there's just enough wind up there to ruin the first letters before the last ones get laid down.

True. I just meant that it "could be done". If the question is specifically about the "real" way, I'd have had serious doubts as well. Another problem with Chinese characters is that one small mistake can result in a completely different meaning.


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