|Vietnamese alphabet||Thư pháp|
In China, calligraphy is called shūfǎ (書法/书法). It means "way/method/law of writing". It is called shodō (書道) in Japan. It means "way of writing" in Japanese. It is called seoye (서예; 書藝) in Korea. It means "skill of writing" in Korean.
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Calligraphy usually follows a certain order when writing.
- First horizontally, then vertically
- Top to bottom
- Left side, then right side
- First the middle, then the sides
- First the frame, then inside the frame
- Close the frame last
- Secondary dots last
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