Wáng Xuǎn (王选), an important figure in technology related to the printing of Chinese characters with computers, has died at the age of 69.
In 2001 he was awarded the Supreme Scientific and Technological Award, China’s highest award for achievement in the field of science.
- From Founts to Fonts, People’s Daily, October 18, 1996 (interesting comments on fonts, but Wang unfortunately repeats a common misunderstanding about Pinyin)
- Wang Xuan, top IT expert dies at 69, Shanghai Daily, February 13, 2006
- Newsmaker: Wang Xuan, Winner of Top Sci-Tech Award, People’s Daily, February 2, 2002