NB: The stroke order of each and every radical will be individually checked in several books before we approve them by marking them with a little tick (✓). If there is the slightest doubt, the radical will not be approved.
Thus, our work should be 98–99% dependable, whilst many people's minds (and even many books) contain a hodgepodge of information from ROC, PRC, and Japanese standards. Most books fail to deal with these issues because most of them are made in and aimed at a single region, and/or rely on the authors' personal practice regarding stroke order.
Here, we do better than them.
Progress pages [ edit ]
Visualisation [ edit ]
Ancient Chinese characters/bronze
Ancient Chinese characters/oracle
Ancient Chinese characters/seal
Ancient Chinese characters/bigseal
Ancient Chinese characters/songti
Ancient Chinese characters/kaishu
Ancient Chinese characters/clerical
Useful project sub-pages [ edit ]
Table of simple strokes
(Char, pinyin) Stroke
of Chinese name Additional
Basic strokes (See also unicode.org)
Flick up and rightwards
乀 "Press down"
Falling rightwards (fattening at the bottom)
ノ "Throw away"
Falling leftwards (with slight curve)
Usually 90° turn
亅 乚 "Hook"
Appended to other strokes
Usually concave on the left
Usually concave on the right
Using these "
basic strokes", we can build complex strokes, such as: 乚 = shùwāngóu => SWG
Then, using " -", we can explain one caracter, such as: 九 => piě-hēngzhéwāngōu => P-HZWG.
Naming and Other Notes [ edit ]
Images showing stroke order
kǎishū Row of grey chars 中-bw.png
kǎishū Graduated from black to red 中-red.png
kǎishū Animated calligraphy 中-order.gif
kǎishū Animated by Stroke 中-sbs.gif
Images showing ancient characters
none (font avalable) 中-clerical.svg
Do not use “m”, “t”, or “j” freely in file name. We use them such : "m" for " modern", "t" for " traditional", "j" for Japanese, etc. <ed>