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  Stroke order - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinese characters are used in various forms in modern Chinese languages, Japanese, and, in South Korea, for Korean.
It is a common misconception that Chinese characters were originally carved; this stems from the fact that the earliest extant examples are in carved form on the so-called oracle bones, scapulomancy fortune-telling devices dating to the Shang dynasty.
Stroke order can therefore refer to the numerical order in which strokes are written, or to the direction in which the writing instrument (brush, pen, or pencil) must move in writing a particular stroke.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stroke_(Chinese_character)   (1718 words)

 ipedia.com: Chinese character Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Chinese characters are used to varying degrees in the written forms of the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages (though the latter only in South Korea).
Chinese characters have disappeared from Vietnamese — where they were used until the 20th century — and North Korea, where they have been completely replaced by Hangul.
Most Chinese Chinese characters, however, are radical-radical compounds, in which each element (radical) of the character hints at the meaning, and radical-phonetic compounds, in which one component (the radical) indicates the kind of concept the character describes, and the other hints at the pronunciation.
www.ipedia.com /chinese_character.html   (2127 words)

 Chinese character   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Chinese characters (漢字) are called hànzì in Chinese kanji in Japanese hanja or hanmun in Korean and hán tư (also used in the chu nom script) in Vietnamese.
Chinese scholars classify Han characters in several The first type and the type most associated with Chinese writing are pictograms which are pictorial representations of the represented.
Most Chinese Chinese characters however are radical-radical compounds in which each element (radical) of character hints at the meaning and radical-phonetic compounds in which one component (the radical) the kind of concept the character describes the other hints at the pronunciation.
www.freeglossary.com /Chinese_character   (2411 words)

 chinese character calligraphy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Chinese Character Finder - This site is intended to aid in the study of common Chinese characters by providing a visual search tool, rather than...
Chinese Calligraphy Explains the development of 214 root pictographs, the classic key characters that are the base for all Chinese writing characters Overstock...
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 Stroke - Simple English Wikipedia
Stroke (medicine), a cerebral accident, when blood supply to a part of the brain is suddenly interrupted.
Stroke (Chinese character), in graphics of Chinese characters.
Stroke (engines), a single action of some engines.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stroke   (184 words)

 Stroke (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stroke, a cerebral accident, when blood supply to a part of the brain is suddenly interrupted
Stroke (handwriting), a trace of ink in handwriting
Stroking, the term for positive reinforcement in transactional analysis
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stroke_(disambiguation)   (136 words)

 How to Read and Type Chinese Characters on Your Computer and Chinese Character Input Methods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Because the Chinese language is a logographic language in which one "character" corresponds roughly to one "word" or meaning there are vastly more characters, or glyphs, than there are keys on a standard computer keyboard.
Each of the five keys from 1 to 5 are assigned a certain type of stroke: 1 for horizontal strokes, 2 for vertical strokes, 3 for downwards right-to-left strokes, 4 for dot strokes or downwards left-to-right strokes, and 5 for all other strokes.
To input any character, simply press the keys corresponding to the first four strokes of a character and the key corresponding to the last stroke of a character.
chinese-school.netfirms.com /Chinese-characters.html   (1607 words)

 The Chinese Character
The strokes are always written in the same direction and there is a set order to write the strokes of each character.
There are no spaces between characters and the characters which make up multi-syllable words are not grouped together, so when reading Chinese, you not only have to work out what the characters mean and how to pronounce them, but also which characters belong together.
These simplified characters are also used in Singapore, but in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Malaysia the traditional characters are still used.
www.info2china.com /info2china/language/the_chinese_character.php   (489 words)

 Chinese Language Books and Software
Learn Chinese with textbook and audio tutorial: Elementary Chinese Readers is the first set of Chinese language textbooks distributed abroad since the eighties.
In Chinese literary history, there were certain periods which were dominated by one distinctive predominant literary genre, such as "fu" (descriptive prose interspersed with verse) during the Han Dynasty, poetry in Tang, "Ci" poetry (a special poetic form) of Song and "qu" (singing verse) of Yuan.
Library of Chinese Classics is a collection of Chinese classics in an ancient Chinese original text with comprehensive and systematic modern Chinese and English translation format.
www.abc-chinese.com /index.html   (803 words)

 Chinese Character Learning Software: Clavis Sinica
Clicking on an unfamiliar character in a Chinese text instantly displays the pinyin pronunciation and meaning of both the character and the compound word in which it is being used.
Character information window displays the following information for every character in the database: simplified and traditional character forms, pinyin pronunciation(s) and corresponding English definition(s), radical and phonetic parts, usage frequency, stroke order, stroke count, Xin Hua radical number, and Kangxi radical number.
Chinese Flashcards enable you to drill yourself on the 800 most commonly used Chinese characters and the 189 Xinhua radicals.
www.clavisinica.com /character.html   (730 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Stroke (Chinese character)
Learn Chinese Writing Software that teaches the 1000 most frequently used Chinese characters.
Stroke therapy in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM): prospects for drug discovery and development *.
The effect of word and character frequency on the eye movements of Chinese readers.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Stroke+(Chinese+character)   (324 words)

 Chinese Character Tutor > Product Features   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
You build a new Chinese word by first finding a Chinese character and then dragging and dropping it on one of the 10 blank cells comprising a Chinese word/phrase/sentence.
Once a Chinese character is in one of the cells, you can move it to another cell location via drag and drop.
Radicals are the root elements or sub-components of Chinese characters.
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 Chinese Character Stroke Stats | Sinosplice: Life in China
Chinese would be more difficult even if you only bothered to study pinyin, and didn’t once look at a character.
Yes, the Chinese character 水 corresponds to the English “water,” but the Chinese 木 doesn’t correspond to the English “tree” because “tree” is a word, but 木 in modern Chinese is not (in Japanese it is, though).
I’ve noticed that Chinese people for the most part, yes there are exceptions and classical mystery Chinese, but people can ‘guess’ what sounds of words are, decipher to me unintelligible handwriting, and ‘know’ which characters can and cannot combine.
www.sinosplice.com /life/archives/2006/05/12/chinese-character-stroke-stats   (2068 words)

 Cost Comparison for Chinese Characters T-shirts
Presuming you are already familiar with Chinese writing (Japanese kanji, Korean hanja), and have a meaningful and accurate Chinese character or set of characters in the style of writing you want...
You are familiar with Chinese character writing (Japanese kanji, Korean hanja) and can supply your own accurate and verifiable image of your character or set of characters in the style of writing that you like (you cannot use ours as they are all copyrighted)
The person digitizing has a good understanding of Chinese character stroke order, and is able to balance that knowledge with stitch design that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
www.buildingcharacters.com /compare.html   (530 words)

 Virtual Foreign Language Classroom: Chinese Language & Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Chinese is also spoken by large emigrant communities, such as those in Southeast Asia, North and South America, and the Hawaiian Islands.
The Chinese call their country Zhongguo, which means "Central Country" or "Middle Kingdom." The name China was given to it by foreigners and is probably based on a corruption of Qin (pronounced "chin"), a Chinese dynasty that ruled during the 3rd century BC.
Chinese Language Teachers Association, Inc. (CLTA)) is a professional organization devoted exclusively to the study of Chinese language, culture and pedagogy.
www.nv.cc.va.us /vflc/chinese.htm   (1222 words)

 Chinese Character Data   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In the course of developing a Chinese dictionary and character memorization aid program (Hanzim), I investigated a large number of public domain Chinese dictionary and character data sources available online.
A list of Chinese characters, words, and phrases with frequency and pronunciation (zhuyin fuhao/bopomofo) format, obtained from the libtabe project 0.2.3 distribution.
List of character, frequency expressed as a rank from 0 (most frequent 10%) to 9 (least frequent 10%), pinyin, and English translation (6706 entries); characters with multiple pronunciations have their LESS frequent versions marked with a *.
kamares.ucsd.edu /~arobert/hanziData.html   (772 words)

 Chinese Character Radicals and Dictionaries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Radicals are the 214 character elements (189 in the simplified system) around which the Chinese writing system is organized.
To look up the meaning of a character in a Chinese-English dictionary, you must first know which element in it is the radical.
The process has a few steps, but looking up the meaning of a new Chinese character is not as difficult as you might guess.
www.chinese-outpost.com /language/characters/char0035.asp   (329 words)

 Buy Chinese Character Print Here! At Our Asian Art Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Chinese children, despite lack of explicit teaching of phonetic or semantic character components, learn to read largely by integrating visible print...
The Chinese Character Test is a free, web-based tool designed to help you estimate the number of Chinese characters that you currently know.
If you want chinese character print, we're sure you've found a good place to buy items like chinese character print, because we have a lot of things in the category of chinese character print for sale.
www.orientaloutpost.com /characters/chinese-character-print.html   (833 words)

 Gateway to Chinese Language
Each lesson consists of four sections: Listening Comprehension, Vocabulary (Chinese to English and English to Chinese translations), Illustrative Sentences, and Audio-Only Grammar Exercises (Sentence Patterns, Sentence Building and Questions and Responses.) At the end of each section, students are asked to log in their names so that instructors can keep a record of completed assignments.
A total of 120 new characters, 361 compound words/expression, and 89 sentence patterns are introduced.
In all, 345 characters, 694 compound words, and expressions, and 206 sentence patterns are introduced in this set of teching materials.
www.wellesley.edu /Chinese/Keys/index.html   (691 words)

 character Chinese stroke
The greatest Chinese calligrapher Wang Xizhi improved his calligraphy a lot after he traveled from south part of China to the north.
Chinese calligraphy is painted by special calligraphy paper (Xuan paper), special brush and special ink.
Chinese calligraphy are never been more popular in the western world.
www.wavedancing.net /knowledge/characters/characterchinesestroke.htm   (305 words)

 Chinese Software, Japanese Software & Korean Software by NJStar 南极星
One of its outstanding feathures is to display/translate/convert webpage from simplified Chinese to traditional Chinese, or from traditional Chinese to Simplified Chinese.
Chinese Pen is integrated in Professional version with accurate hand writing recognition and mandarin pronunciations.
CCC is used in Chinese name identification in visa application for non-Chinese speaking countries such as UK and Australia.
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 Chinese character software
Chinese culture have a great influence on cultures of the neighborhood countries such as Japan and Korea.
These countries are still using Chinese characters and Chinese letter writing more or less in their everyday lives.
Chinese calligraphy are popular in China for thousands of years.
www.wavedancing.net /knowledge/characters/chinesecharactersoftware.htm   (369 words)

 On-line Chinese Tools
From the novice Chinese language student to the advanced programmer, I hope there is something here for everyone.
Rather than being a Chinese language course, it provides tools to people who are already studying and using Chinese.
Chinese Composition Tool: A web that allows you to compose Chinese without installing any input methods.
www.mandarintools.com   (575 words)

 Wen Quan Yi Wiki -- OpenSource Chinese: Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
With this project, we will also build a Chinese character structure database based on stroke decomposition, from which, the true-type fonts, character classification/recognition software and Chinese character look-up service will be developed.
Font hinting technique is quite difficult and limited for Chinese characters due to the complex structure.
The bitmap Chinese fonts are released in terms of [GNU Public License(GPL)].
wqy.sourceforge.net /cgi-bin/eindex.cgi   (1149 words)

 Chinese stroke order:Protocols - Wikimedia Commons
Step 3: Know how many strokes there are, so you know how many colours are needed (one per stroke, from fl to red).
Gif with white background and a grey silhouette of the character, which is then painted in with fl, in order.
Vector image (Image using vector): the goal is to define in a vectorial manner the shape of each stroke (of the commonest characters).
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Chinese_stroke_order:Protocols   (461 words)

 A Model of Stroke Extraction from Chinese Character Images   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Given the large number and complexity of Chinese characters, pattern matching based on structural decomposition and analysis is believed to be necessary and essential to off-line character recognition.
This paper proposes a new model of stroke extraction for Chinese characters.
The proposed model can be used to extract strokes from both printed and handwritten character images.
csdl.computer.org /comp/proceedings/icpr/2000/0750/04/07504368abs.htm   (181 words)

 Wen Quan Yi Wiki -- OpenSource Chinese: vecchinese EN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The aim of this software is to provide the spatial structure of Chinese characters by specifying the "key-points" on each stroke of the character.
Note that the starting and ending points are defined by the intersections of the axis and the stroke contour, this is, they are near the exterior border of the stroke region.
On the left-side of the window, you can find about 30 standard-compliant strokes; the locations of their keypoints are marked by red-crosses.
wqy.sourceforge.net /cgi-bin/index.cgi?vecchinese_EN   (495 words)

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