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 in 2006 as there was none like it in terms of quality and it seems that it was the only one working on the three standards of Han character stroke order; ROC, PRC, and Japan.
You are free to use the graphics we've made and welcome 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 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.
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
- The project page has been moved to Commons:Stroke Order Project.
- After a discussion with input from the Village Pump, the ROC characters and Japanese variants will no longer fall back on the ROC characters. When there is overlap, redirects will be created.
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
An SVG etymological sister-project