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For a personal project I want to create a (huge) graph that contains some (as many as possible) chinese characters along the paths of their corresponding keyboard input using the 5 stroke classes horizontal(一), vertical (丨), left falling (丿), right falling/dot (丶), and turning (乛/乙). I didn't have a problem to find a database that included a list of some thousand characters transcribed for their use in the Wubihua input method, but in this method only the 4 first strokes plus the last stroke is used, as opposed to a transcript of all the strokes building up that character.

For example, for 毓 you only type 丿一乛乛乛.

However, I am looking for a transcript like this: 果 = 丨乛一一一丨丿丶

The strokes used can be encoded in whatever way, I just need the full information. For example, I found an open source project for the Wubihua method (= exactly the 4+1 way I am not looking for) that encoded them like this:

nmmn. 即 .mmm/ 許 m/nm/ 區 m/m., 報 /nmmm 量 m//mm 基 m/mm/ 打 m//mm 聯 m/n,n 西 .mmm/ 該 m/mmn 指

with ., /, ,, n and m representing the 5 stroke classes mentioned above. I've been searching in GitHub repos for hours, but was only able to find the short 4+1 strokes version used in Wubihua.

I would be very grateful for a hint or link to a free-to-use database containing the necessary information for, say, at least some hundred of the most frequent characters.

Thanks in advance!

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The keyword to search for is 筆順編號.

This github respository contains stroke order sequences for 29685 characters, coded as numbers 1-5. From the readme:

仅仅以1、2、3、4、5五个数字分别代表“一丨丿丶𠃌”五个笔画,按汉字笔顺进行输入。例如:

“开”字,按笔顺“一、一、丿、丨”,编码为1132; “我”字为31;“向”字为325;“力”为53; 注意“万”为153,“方”为4153,“忄”为442。

其中有些笔画容易被误解: “提”归为“一”:如“氵、扌”中的最后一笔;有些电脑字体繁体字的“雨字头”四点显示为四小横,皆按国标笔顺归为四点;

“亅”一竖往左勾的归为“丨”:如“小”字的第一笔、“扌”提手旁等;“乚”一竖往右勾的归为“𠃌”:如“比、民、氏”的左边那一笔;

“点、捺”都归为“丶”:如“文、入、表、厶”的最后一笔;“宀”宝盖头和“冖”秃宝盖的左边那一笔也都是“丶”,不是“丨”;

各种折笔(乛、フ、乚、𠃌、⺄、竖弯钩、竖提等)都归为“𠃌”:如“为、孔、民”中的笔画。

Bolded parts are easy to misinterpret strokes - but they've grouped it under the same 5 classifications as you've mentioned in the question details, so I guess this wasn't a problem for you.

  • Thank you so much! That's exactly what I was looking for! – user19808 Jun 3 '18 at 13:04

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