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The font you're looking for is 教科書体【きょうかしょたい】. It is based on how people handwrite kanji. Textbooks for elementary school students are printed with this font family. After graduating from elementary schools, 明朝体 is primarily used. The following article explains why 教科書体 is better than 明朝 or ゴシック family, for learners. http://www.mitsumura-tosho.co.jp/...


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In terms of Chinese calligraphy order, The order that「𠂇」is written depends on the object underneath it. If the component underneath it doesn't exceed the horizontal stroke of「𠂇」(e.g. 右、有、布), then write the vertical stroke first; otherwise (e.g. 友、左) write the horizontal stroke first. 「石」is a different case; it is a top-down construction, so the top part (...


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So, the general spirit of the question has been answered - the key ideas being that radicals (dictionary headers) are not the same as generic components that are found in characters, and thus in different characters what appears to be somewhat similar components should be clearly differentiated and written differently. The general advice given by the other ...


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For the Kanji 校 is the fifth stroke connected to the sixth stroke? Depends on the country's prescribed standard. Some websites online show the fifth stroke as a vertical line straight down connected to the sixth stroke Japanese regular script handwriting prescribes this shape to be taught in schools. HG Kyokashotai while others (and in Chinese) have ...


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It's the difference between printing, handwriting, and calligraphy. This element, called nabebuta or keisankanmuri (亠), should be connected and vertical for more formal (printed) styles, and will normally be disconnected and 'diagonal' for calligraphic styles and many handwritten styles. There is not right or wrong unless you are talking about a ...


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Edit: Please read this later answer which corrects much of the mistakes that the Japanese sources (that I used) have with more recent and accurate Chinese information. I'll keep this answer around so that it can be seen what was actually corrected. Short answer: While the relevant set of strokes in 壌 is indeed a version of 衣, the lower set of strokes in 展 ...


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While other L-shaped partials, like @blutorange said in his comment (走鬼麦風爪 etc.), are only stylistic alterations when you use these parts in the left side of a kanji, ⻌ is inherently L-shaped, because it originates from the combination of left-sided ⼻ and bottom ⽌. The fact is widely attested in pre-Qin inscriptions or bamboo (wooden) slip recordings (third ...


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If you compare these two links: http://www.vividict.com/WordInfo.aspx?id=2831 for 牛 and http://www.vividict.com/WordInfo.aspx?id=2512 for 生 you can see how these characters have evolved over time. Basically, 牛 starts as the image of the face of a water cow with its horns. so the down stroke came last. Conversely, the life image emerged from 屮 and 土 at ...


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Most of the Chinese, Korean and Japanese people that I speak to say that there are only two strokes in 子 and 辶, saying that nobody does it using three strokes. Well, one thing is for sure, all of the people you spoke to who attended school would have learned these characters with 3 strokes, because officially (education ministries, etc.) they have 3 ...


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This page shows an example of typical "proper stroke order of alphabets" which Japanese students may see in basic English textbooks: アルファベットの一般的な筆順 See the stroke order of A, M and W, for instance. Do you think writing M with four strokes is odd? According to this question, Japanese Ministry of Education seems to have determined "the proper stroke order" ...


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凹 The stroke order you mentioned is the correct one indeed. It can be found in the 新漢語林【しんかんごりん】, for example. This page, kakijun, offers an explanation for the stroke order: Traditionally, ie. based upon the 字彙【じい】 and 康熙【こうき】 dictionaries, 凹 is categorized under the 凵【かんにょう】 radical, so this part is written individually. 凵 is written with | stroke to ...


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TL;DR Both Kanji are expected to be written with different stroke order because there is no "厂" in the Kanji 戚. This answer is based only on my own experience. All Kanji similar to 戈 have the vertical stroke as the first stroke and after that the horizontal one. For example, 戚 成 歳 蔵 城 減 感 to name a few. On the other hand, all Kanji similar to 厂 have the ...


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The primary reason the stroke orders are what they are is that in Japanese, lots of characters are optimised for writing efficiency and/or cursive script. While they seem illogical at first, if you follow these stroke orders, you will eventually start writing more efficiently with less tired hands for longer pieces of writing (while simultaneously ...


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This blog post refers to an elementary school text book for the writing order of a 半濁点. It starts from 6 o'clock and goes around clockwise.


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This will only be a partial answer. First off, neither of the two Kanji you named seem to have 衣{ころも} as their radical (部首{ぶしゅ}), but only as a part. The radical of 展 is 尸{しかばね} [1] and that of 壌 is 土{つち} [2]. Here is a list of Kanji with 衣 as their radical. On a side note, 衤 is actually the same radical as 衣. I'm sure you have seen plenty of Kanji with ...


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I think that in elementary school stroke type (at least はねる) is definitely regarded an important part of learning kanji. For instance, the kanji 竹 is a first-year character and the hook on the last stroke is an important part. I think that most elementary schools would take marks off (i.e. not ◯ but △) for omitting the hook in a test. (The hook is even ...


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Some characters indeed have tricky stroke orders even for native speakers (writers?), for instance, 左 is started from the horizontal line but 右 is from the slanted one, and so on. But in your case, it seems to be a simple misunderstanding. I don't know which font you use to browse this site, but typically, 母 and 日 would look like in the image below, ...


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Does the following explanation help? The logogramme 母 is formed from 女 by adding two dots representing the prominent breasts typical to lactating women (while 女 epitomises a woman tempting a man.) For the record the stroke order for 女 is indicated here -> http://jisho.org/search/%23kanji%20%E5%A5%B3 . So (hopefully) you experience less difficulty in ...


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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 looks quite different from your expectations is that it's actually closer to the older form that 会 replaced: 會. (You will see this character towards the bottom of ...


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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 ten stroke character. According to kakijun, the top should be a 亠(ナベブタ)and then a mouth 口 with a stroke drawn through it. The nine-stroke version listed there ...


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Certainly there are some characters that have different stroke orders. As for traditional Chinese characters, there are a few radicals that you should watch out for: 糸 In Japanese, the last three strokes are written: middle, left, right. In Chinese, it's left, middle, right. 田 In Japanese, the vertical stroke is written before the last two horizontal ...


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Firstly, for ね、れ、わ, the second stroke isn't really just a horizontal stroke, so it's unfair to compare it to あ. The second stroke of ね、れ、わ goes on to change direction and curl later on. Try doing the second stroke first then aiming the vertical stroke. Your mileage may vary. Then for も, in its katakana form モ has the horizontal stroke first. I refer you to ...


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繡 (U+7E61) is the kyūjitai form of 繍 (U+7E4D), in the same way 肅 (U+8085) is the kyūjitai form of 粛 (U+7C9B). The stroke order for 肅 (U+8085) is available, on Tangorin for instance: For reference, the two bottom parts you're mentioning are made of 片 (U+7247) and 爿 (U+723F), but their respective stroke orders slightly differ from the ones in the combined ...


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Stroke orders of hiragana are ultimately based on the stroke orders of kanji from which they derived. Unfortunately, each kanji has its own history, and it's hard to generalize how the stroke order of each kanji was determined. Similar-looking kanji can have different stroke orders (see this for example), and these are basically something you have to ...


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To expand on user27280's answer, it also matters whether you ever want to find things in a kanji / hanzi dictionary using stroke count as a lookup index. The 子 character is clearly listed in character dictionaries as having three strokes (such as the Wiktionary entry here, so if you try to look up this character or any of its derivatives, and you only count ...


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Stroke order is: For future reference, this is easily Googleable. See kakijun.com as a resource. For the second part of your question, I don't think there's a "standard" by the government―let alone by everyday people―for what is considered readable. If they can read it, then it's readable.


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I could find 嘯 which seems to have the same right part in the YARXI dictionary (English version is called JISHOP but has no online version): I believe the stroke order source is Kakijun. Here's its version of 肅:


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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 the line do the vertical line. (In modern writing this is usually done in one stroke but I've seen both styles.) Then with the other bracket simply do the ...


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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 referenced PDF https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bunka.go.jp%2Fkokugo_nihongo%2Fsisaku%2Fjoho%2Fjoho%2Fkijun%2Fnaikaku%2Fpdf%2Fjoyokanjihyo_20101130....


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