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Street calligrapher signs with font company

(Chinadaily.com.cn)

08:45, October 19, 2011

Forty-nine-year-old street beggar Cui Xianren prepares for drawing characters in the street in Qingdao city, East China's Shandong province, Oct 18, 2011. (Photo/Xinhua)

Forty-nine-year-old street beggar Cui Xianren, who draws beautiful Chinese characters with chalk held in his handicapped hands, recently signed a contract with Beijing Founder Electronics Co Ltd to develop a Chinese character font.

According to the contract, Founder will pay Cui 50,000 yuan in advance to create 1,000 Chinese characters. He will also have a share of profits when the font library is licensed on the market.

The company said it will also name the font for the artist. The Xianren font is expected to have great potential in advertising and packaging.


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Surw at 2012-04-3024.215.200.*
Character writing system has no place in the modern digital age. It has to be removed and replaced with alphabet writing system.
jZimrdEAflYhxxOLgG at 2011-10-22202.180.71.*
I didn"t know where to find this info then kaoobm it was here.
  

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