Hello, and welcome to the Commons Stroke Order Project. This project aims to create a complete set of high quality and free illustrations to clearly show the stroke orders of Han characters (hanzi, kanji, kana, hantu, and hanja). The project was started as there was none like it in terms of quality and it seems that it is the only one working on three standards of Han character stroke order; ROC, PRC, and Japan.
You are free to use the graphics we've made and welcomed to join us and contribute to our progress. It's easy, you just have to follow the simple steps stated in our graphics guidelines. And please, feel free to leave us an encouraging message
 The characters
The stroke order project currently includes three image types. The black & white (*-bw.png) and the red gradation (*-red.png) sub-projects produce printable versions usable for making books or printed textbooks. The Order sub-project (*-order.gif) is based on stronger calligraphic interest, and though painstaking to create, the results are spectacular.
 Finding characters
The characters are categorised by image type and variant:
Each character also has its own category (e.g. 書) You can look up a character with this form:
 Free use, Free License
 Contributors wanted
Joining the team is easy: just join our work! You can contribute images, or verify stroke orders. See our graphics guidelines and stroke order sources for more.
Collaboration is organised on the road-map page. Drop us a line if you have any questions. :-D
 Animation Request
 An SVG etymological sister-project
 Who benefits from these images?
The Commons Stroke Order Project is especially useful as a graphic database, both for other Wikimedia projects and free databases such as EDICT and CEDICT. All the files are uploaded under clear, Unicode (UTF-8) encoded filenames.
As of January 2007, HanDeDict uses about one thousand of our free *-bw.png images.
Wikibookians use these for the Chinese and Japanese wikibooks at the English Wikibooks, the Chinese wikibook at the Polish Wikibooks, and the Chinese wikibook at the Italian Wikibooks.
Wikipedians use this work at pages such as fr:Tracé d'un sinogramme and en:Stroke_order#Types of strokes
Wiktionarians are using it on pages such as wikt:fr:Wiktionary, wikt:la:Wiktionary, wikt:de:Wiktionary and on all the 214 German Radical pages.
The Chinese character mnemonics page uses them in their practice sheets for hanzi: Hanzi worksheets.