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I've been spending a lot of time learning chinese, and have some ideas for apps that would make this complicated process easier.

I'm looking for datasets (ideally free) that I can use to back an app I want to write.

The dataset should have definitions, character ranks, frequency data, radical composition data etc.

An example of an existing app is http://www.hanzicraft.com/character/%E5%AE%89

Where does one obtain such data?

Any ideas?

Thanks

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  • unicode.org is a good starting place.
    – user4452
    Commented Jun 7, 2016 at 5:16
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    I don't see anything of this nature on unicode.org!!
    – pixelearth
    Commented Jun 7, 2016 at 10:36
  • unicode.org/Public/UCD/latest/ucd Choose Unihan.zip
    – user4452
    Commented Jun 7, 2016 at 15:29
  • 倪阔乐 I think you may not be understanding the question properly.
    – pixelearth
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 23:56
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    Download. It contains 8 text files, e.g. Unihan_Readings.txt. Each line represents data associated with different code points, like U+6211, identifying Unicode characters, in this case Chinese characters. What U+6211 stands for can be found via a simple HTML page, and it defines 我. The entries for U+6211: kCantonese: ngo5; kDefinition: our, us, i, me, my, we; kHangul: 아; kHanyuPinyin: wǒ; kMandarin: wǒ; and a few more. The other files contain additional data, like Unihan_DictionaryLikeData.txt: kTotalStrokes: 7. This is a relational database, and you need to adapt it to your preferred format.
    – user4452
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 15:46

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Here are some free databases that may be useful to you:

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That website is made with the following resources that you can find in the FAQ section:

Where does the data come from?

HanziCraft would not exist without the massive amounts of work already done by other people & researchers.

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汉字分解。 Decomposition of the Chinese Character 火 huǒ ‘fire’

丷 bā eight, 人 rén man,

丷人

Chinese, Character, Breakdown, Decomposition, Analysis, Strokes, Language, Dictionary, Textbook, Break Down, Split, Analyze, Decompose, Learn, Memorize, Broken Down

More information: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/the-chinese-character-decomposition-guidance/18847104 and http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985

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汉字分解。 Decomposition of the Chinese Character 能 néng ‘be able to’

厶 sī private, ⺝ yuè moon, 冂 jiōng down box, 二 èr two, 匕 bǐ spoon, 丿 piě slash, 乚 yǐ second, 匕 bǐ spoon,

厶⺝ 冂 二 匕丿乚匕

Chinese, Character, Breakdown, Decomposition, Analysis, Strokes, Language, Dictionary, Textbook, Break Down, Split, Analyze, Decompose, Learn, Memorize, Broken Down

More information: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/the-chinese-character-decomposition-guidance/18847104 and http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985

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I found sources for characters, definitions, and stroke order to build a set of flash cards. I listed several sources on the project web site.

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    The lnks are fixed now, @maritsm. Thanks for letting me know.
    – Don Kirkby
    Commented Jan 10, 2023 at 21:03

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