The sheer scale of the writ­ing sys­tem has made any inno­va­tion ambi­tious and expen­sive. It took the com­mu­nist gov­ern­ment over 10 years of ded­i­cat­ed work to com­plete its char­ac­ter sim­pli­fi­ca­tion scheme, and even now it is not with­out con­tro­ver­sy. For the same rea­son, there has not been much inno­va­tion in fonts.