Character complexity and redundancy in writing systems

saccade's picture

Reading the german magazine GEO I came across the following research of Changizi/Shimojo:

It sounds interesting to me.

Does anyone know of similar or other researches about the process of reading?


saccade's picture

For all those, who are interested in the complete article: It's not necessary to buy it from the website.

On Mark Changizi's own website
the article can be downloaded as a ZIP/PDF.
You can find it under "Patterns across writing systems, and what it tells us about visual recognition":

There is also an article about the shape of letters:


hrant's picture

Scary good.
Now I just have to take a vacation to read it all... :-/


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