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Stroke order database

There are some recent open source efforts that have opened this up a bit. One is hanzi writer, which was based on the data for 3195 strokes contained in ZDT but now uses the more complete character ...
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Is there an official stroke order for each character?

There isn't an official stroke order for each character, but only a subset of all characters used, and official stroke order exists solely for the purpose of educating schoolchildren. Japanese stroke ...
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The stroke order for the component 辶 (Chuo)

Do you talk about the method of writing 辶? The difference is caused by the typeface or font. 明体 楷书
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Stroke order of 㠭

It is a rarely used Chinese character. It has two pronunciation: "zhǎn" and "zhàn". English meaning: to open, to stretch; to extend, to unfold; to dilate; to prolong. The radical of 㠭 is 工, such as ...
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How do online stroke order dictionaries render intermediate stages?

The data on how to draw characters (including stroke order) is freely available via Make Me a Hanzi. The file graphics.txt contains vector graphics files for each character, stroke by stroke. For ...
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App to learn stroke order and writing chinese characters

A free option is TOFU Learn which is what I've been using for years. It has the HSK decks already available, and it's simple enough to write your own (and import the pinyin and definitions from CC-...
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Are both these stroke orders for 里 and 再 correct in mainland China?

I usually look up this dictionary for stroke orders. There could be some other useful sites like this one. I personally apply the second order for 再 and 里 as you quoted. In practice, the stroke ...
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The stroke order for the component 辶 (Chuo)

There's nothing wrong with the website. The following picture showes the "辶"(Simplified Chinese) in different fonts and characters. Accually although the "辶" sometimes looks different and a little ...
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What are the reasons for multiple variants on how to write 茶 (tea)?

Chinese calligraphy has 5 major styles (字體) - 篆書(大篆、小篆)、隸書、楷書、行書、草書(章、今草)等五種. In another word, a Chinese word has more than one way to write/express on paper. 木 - 楷書 Other styles:
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what is the nature of strokes of 爫

It is written differently in its radical form indeed, as it often happens with radicals. Another website showing decompositions is Wiktionary, e.g.: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E7%88%AB According ...
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Stroke order of 爾

Am I missing something? you need to distinguish a resource is reliable, or, dubious 😸 the ministry of education, taiwan 🇹🇼 maintained a site for learning stroke order: https://stroke-order....
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Resource to find ductus of a symbol

I feel like Make Me a Hanzi would be a good fit. It contains beautiful vector graphics for Chinese characters, and it's free and open source (license). Hanzi Writer, for example, utilizes this ...
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How can I learn how to use a stroke-keyboard?

Try here for the stroke order of characters: Or mdbg.net On mdbg.net, enter a character. Click on the character, then the character will be shown larger. Click on the 3 dots icon next to the character,...
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stroke order of 點

You can view the first 8 stroke consist of 四(four) and 土(soil). So first 5 strokes just follow 四. Next 3 strokes follows 土. So the vertical stroke come after the first horizontal stroke. Rule of thumb ...
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Chinese stroke order diagram styles resources

I've been using a code made by ThoreBor (check out his anki addons for Chinese learning, they're really useful) that inputs stroke order animations onto my stroke order cards https://github.com/...
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Chinese stroke order diagram styles resources

This site is quite good. It doesn't contain any ancient Flash or Java components, and displays the character in complete stroke order in one single static image, or animation if you prefer. https://...
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App to learn stroke order and writing chinese characters

The game 'Chinese Writer' (with the icon of a red lantern and 写 character) is pretty nice. HSK1 characters are all free and if I remember correctly it's around 10 dollars to unlock the others ... even ...
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App to learn stroke order and writing chinese characters

I take advantage of both Pleco and Skritter. I use Pleco for looking up the meaning of Chinese words and use Skritter to save words then play games with words I've saved before to remember stroke ...
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App to learn stroke order and writing chinese characters

I know of two apps: Pleco with Stroke Order Add-on Pleco is a comprehensive free Chinese app with many paid-for add-ons. IIRC, you can download a free trial of the stroke order. estroke This is a ...
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App to learn stroke order and writing chinese characters

Have you tried Skritter? They offer: Handwriting Recognition With Skritter you write characters in your browser and get real-time grading. Which sounds like what you are looking for.
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Stroke order for 长

The correct answer came from user6065 in a comment above. I wanted to make it clear to others as well, it is discussed in detail here: The characters 女、火、长 ,丑 have a historical stroke order that ...
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Stroke order for 长

Just wanna say, it is not very important, as long as you keep the general rule: left to right, top to down. It is OK however you write it!
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Are both these stroke orders for 里 and 再 correct in mainland China?

Wow, I didn't know stroke orders differ between mainland China and Taiwan too. I'm from Taiwan and @dan is from China I assume. I was taught using the first order both for 里 and 再. So apparently the ...
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Where can I find a list of chinese characters and their transcription in the 5 stroke classes used in the 五笔画 (wǔ bǐhuà) and Wubixing input method?

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: “...
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Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?

Stroke order is important to get the right proportions. First, it's like a picture. A good photographer would know the law of thirds. Similar concept in Chinese characters. The previous stroke ...
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