ISO Hanzi Practice Sheets
May 5, 2009 8:28 AM   Subscribe

Looking for a program that can generate practice sheets for writing Chinese characters.

Needs to be able to handle Traditional characters. Extra points for stroke order.

I know I could do this up in MS Wurd -- I even have stroke-order and hollow fonts. Still, it's kinda tedious; time I'd rather spend studying. If there is something available (free or commercial), I'd probably incline toward that.

btw, if anyone cares, I'm diving into Heisig's "Remembering Traditional Hanzi, Vol 1". Vol 2 is due out shortly. Together, they go over 3,000 characters. A small support group of us have thrown down the gauntlet and are determined to nail'em down. In addition to the practice sheets we hope to create, we're ANKI-fying our notes as well.
posted by RavinDave to Education (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
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posted by Houstonian at 9:07 AM on May 5, 2009

Not a program that generates sheets, but there are practice sheets with stroke orders here under "writing sheets".
posted by subtle-t at 9:26 AM on May 5, 2009

I'm using Fluenz and Live Mocha to study Mandarin, I think this is what you're looking for.
posted by willmize at 9:55 AM on May 5, 2009

Why don't you use just regular paper?

If you don't know a character you can look up meaning and animated stroke oder here:
posted by yoyo_nyc at 10:11 AM on May 5, 2009

@ Hustonian -- As far as I can tell, that's just ordinary grid paper. I actually have use for that and thank you for the link (it's surprisingly difficult to get uniform squares in Word), but I'm sorta looking for something that would superimpose a given character over the grid in a light color sort of like the ones found by .....

@subtle-t Nice! But (alas) those are Simplified hanzi. Still useful and handy to know about. I'll give the link to some friends of mine who are more into those styles characters.

@willmize *DING*DING*DING*DING Thanx!

@ yoyo_nyc zhongwen is a nice site. They link to animation via, so I could go there directly, but I'm trying to put together sheets to optimize my study time. If I had to stop and look up each character first, I could maybe study 8-10 characters in a half hour -- and that's hauling ass. If I have sheets I could probably do close to fifty. btw: my tool of choice is actually a dry black marker and a small white memo-board, but I'm getting into some seriously complex characters and wanna vary my attack.

Thanx all! Muchly appreciated.
posted by RavinDave at 11:32 AM on May 5, 2009

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