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Is there one? Or does it even matter? I personally start at the top and go clockwise. Just curious.


Update: I realized the other day that the reason I start at the 12-o'clock position and go clockwise is because this is the same motion (more or less) used when writing あ, お, め, ぬ, の, etc.

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I start at the top and go anti-clockwise. –  Flaw Jan 5 '12 at 3:12
    
@Flaw-san So do I. –  Chocolate Jan 5 '12 at 15:53
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Well, a han-dakuten isn't a kanji, so I would say that it doesn't matter one way or another. However, the actual kanji has a "stroke order" (stroke direction?) of a single stroke starting at the top and going counter-clockwise. (Link) So, if does have one, my bet is that's what it is.

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That being said, I always go clockwise... –  silvermaple Jan 5 '12 at 3:16
    
Lol!! What kanji is that 〇 btw? –  Chocolate Jan 5 '12 at 15:56
    
@Chocolate It's "zero" or "circle" (as in what is used for correcting papers) ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/… It's a relatively new kanji, as these things go, apparently. Also, I'm not sure why this answer was downvoted: I provided a source to back up what I said, I answered the question, I can't guarantee it's correct, but Comments are not for Answers: meta.japanese.stackexchange.com/q/593/921 –  silvermaple Jan 5 '12 at 16:56
    
Lol, I don't see why your answer was downvoted either. Well we usually don't call 'zero'/'circle' a kanji so I got a bit confused. Thanks for the feedback anyway. –  Chocolate Jan 5 '12 at 17:13
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Why does whether han-dakuten is kanji or not matters? Kana letters have stroke orders, too. –  Tsuyoshi Ito Jan 6 '12 at 15:15
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