Wondering if there is a set of Chinese characters, some arbitrary set, that demonstrates every possible way a stroke can be used (or just is currently used) in any Chinese character. To put it in a simpler way, say you have these "characters":
| | _____ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / \ |_____| | | | | | | | |
Then they get would cover characters such as this:
| | _____ | _____ | | | | | | | | | | / \ | | | / \ | | | / \ | |_____| | |_____| | _ | | | |
...and lots of others, but it wouldn't represent this one, for example:
_____ | / \ | | \ / | |__|__|
because that pattern isn't in the original top 3 characters combined.
Not sure if any list of suitable characters that aggregates all the strokes used in Chinese typography exists but it seems like one might. If not I feel like if you are a native speaker or have a lot of experience this might be straightforward to find at least a small group of characters that covers the vast majority of cases. But ideally I would like something that covers all the edge cases as well. But if I knew that there were thousands of edge cases, meaning that there were actually thousands of characters which are the only instance of a specifically angled and positioned stroke, then phew, that means there's not really a system and that would be good to know instead too.