Originally Posted by Mredsnapper
Mandarin and Cantonese don't have an alphabet. Mandarin uses simplified characters. Cantonese uses traditional characters. Some of your other observations also expose your obvious lack of knowledge on this subject. @DAVWAIN your post makes no sense at all, is off topic even, and it seems to be trying to preach some other political theory about eastern Europe.
Mandarin and Cantonese are "dialects" which have no direct link to character writting. Chinese is very different from alphabet based languages which indicate the pronounciation in their writting/spelling. Written Chinese does not tell you anything about the pronounciation. The pros however is that you get indication about the meaning of the word. In this sense, your statement that Cantonese use traditional characters are not necessarily correct either, there are plenty (almost everyone) of Cantonese speaking people in mainland China use simplified characters.
What DAVWAIN said is not correct for the simple fact that Chinese does not use alphabet. The loosely correct description is that both Mandarin and Cantonese could (often) use the same writting system, i.e. either traditional or simplified. This would be the case in mainland China where both Mandarin and Cantonese speaking people use the simplified characters.