Commons:Stroke Order Project/Kangxi radicals

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The stroke order of each and every radical have been individually checked in several authoritative books before being certified via tick . If there is the slightest doubt, the stroke order was not be approved.

Thus, our work should be about 99% certified per China, Taiwan, and Japanese policies, whereas most people's minds (and even many books) contain a hodgepodge of information from ROC, PRC, and Japanese standards. Most books fail to show awareness and to deal with the international variability 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]

Single style's visualisations[edit]

Historical styles[edit]

  1. Ancient Chinese characters/bronze
  2. Ancient Chinese characters/oracle
  3. Ancient Chinese characters/seal
  4. Ancient Chinese characters/bigseal
  5. Ancient Chinese characters/songti
  6. Ancient Chinese characters/kaishu
  7. Ancient Chinese characters/clerical

Table: Kangxi Radicals "seal" (svg)[edit]

Stroke order styles[edit]


Strokes codes helpers[edit]

Table of simple strokes
(Char, pinyin)
of Chinese name
Basic strokes (See also
diǎn D "Dot" Tiny dash
héng H "Horizontal" Rightward stroke
shù S "Vertical" Downward stroke
T "Rise" Flick up and rightwards
N "Press down" Falling rightwards (fattening at the bottom)
piě P "Throw away" Falling leftwards (with slight curve)
Combining strokes
zhé Z n/ㄱ㇄ "Break" Usually 90° turn
gōu G 亅 乚 "Hook" Appended to other strokes
wān W n/a "Bend" Usually concave on the left
xié X n/a "Slant" Usually concave on the right
The basic strokes you need to know

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.


Essays (depreciated):