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Well, this is the first time I've heard of SKIP. But according to this wiki article, I think it is a mistake. 古 has 5 strokes and 月 has 4, so the SKIP for 胡 should be 1-5-4. The stroke order listed in the link given by jkerian in the comment can also confirm this.


That really depends what you mean by "kanji". Remember that kanji are derived from Chinese characters of which there are not a defined number. The 常用 (general use) kanji set is the one prescribed for education in schools and treated as a "safe" list to use in newspapers and other publications. The 常用 kanji with the most strokes is currently 鬱 (as noted by ...


Here is a page showing a detailed study on citation history of the kanji: According to it, there is a book from 1981 called 姓氏の語源 'Etymology of Surnames', and it has a short story about the kanji, which goes; One day a young guy showed up at a brokerage office, bought a large amount ...


For common (常用) kanji, I think 鬱 has the most strokes - 29. It is probably not as common as 鑑, but it's not exactly rare either. It's used in 憂鬱【ゆううつ】 (depression, the way you feel after writing that kanji) and a lot of other emotion-filled words. And for archaic ones, I've also heard that 䯂 has the most strokes - 34. It's so uncommon these days though that ...


Yes; 12 is correct. You can look up the stroke count from any dictionary, such as JDIC. Look at the [画数] for 満 and you will see that it is 12. (At least I think you are looking at 満)


That's two kanji with 1 & 12 strokes (in that order).


The (free) computer application Wakan has the option to specify a rough number of strokes and the radical (or radicals) to narrow down your search -- so if you're convinced it has 12 strokes and it's not showing up, expand the window to 11-13 strokes, etc. This sort of functionality is also available on the (free) KanjiDraw application for Android, and if I ...

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