# Stroke order for han-dakuten

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.

• I start at the top and go anti-clockwise. – Flaw Jan 5 '12 at 3:12
• @Flaw-san So do I. – user1016 Jan 5 '12 at 15:53

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 〇 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.