Hi Nicholas

> I'm wondering what happens when someone fluent in,
> say, Chinese, starts to
> hand-letter a neat body of text, forming the
> characters (in a small size!)
> with some care, and then needs to use one of those
> rare 36-(or
> more)-stroke wonders. All "bounding boxes" must be
> the same size, so what
> does the writer do?
> Pick up a pen with a narrower tip? Use careful brush
> technique? Does the
> problem just not happen?

This happens all the time, even for characters less
complex than 36-stroke characters. They're just
written larger than the surrounding ones.