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Computer fonts - Small Hane Inkblot Thing

This is one of characteristics of 明朝体, the stylized emphases at the start and end of a brush stroke. In calligraphy, you are instructed to sink down your brush firmly at the beginning of every stroke. ...
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Which kanji has the greatest number of strokes?

The kanji of the koseki register, i.e. kanji that were registered as part of a name, are publicly accessible here. Here is a list of the kanji by stroke count that are registered as part of someone's ...
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Ambiguous stroke order/count for 離?

I didn't know this, but this "Radial 114" seems to have a complicated history, making it difficult to definitively say 禸 is either 4 or 5 strokes. The 禸 component is rendered differently ...
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Ambiguous stroke order/count for 離?

Stroke numbers is a convention, much like stroke orders. In the case of the letter 禸, it is usually written in 4 strokes but the dictionaries conventionally will list it as a 5 strokes letter, as seen ...
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Kanji size and proportions

The only good exercise to practice kanji and get the good proportions is, for me, some drill practice : use graph paper (or print an Excel sheet with a simple grid and, in each box, you draw ...
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How strictly does calligraphy typically abide by stroke rules?

Depending on the style of calligraphy, creative liberties may be taken, and the stroke rules aren't as iron-clad as people like to think. But in this particular case, the reason the final character ...
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How to reconcile stroke order with font variation on 衷?

First off, the jisho.org data is not always correct and comes from work by Jim Breen and WWWJDIC. It's valiant work, but it also includes errors. At least according to kakijun.jp, this is primarily a ...
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Quotation Mark Stroke Order

Yes, I believe the stroke order works as normal, starting from the top down. So with '「' you would write the top horizontal line first then as a separate stroke or carrying on from the left corner of ...
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Is the 女 radical ever written with the strokes くフ?

You may want to look at the guidelines for kanji as mentioned in this post: Why are there two versions of the kanji for 冷? The link there is broken, but this is, I believe, equivalent to the ...
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Is the kanji/kokuji "taito" (たいと) with 84 strokes legitimate and ever used?

This is not a definitive answer to your question, but the koseki register (accessible here) does contain the separate pieces as kanji appearing in officially registered names: It is thus definitely ...
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