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Re: [Devel] key stroke order

From: Wenlin Institute
Subject: Re: [Devel] key stroke order
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 13:39:32 -0700

Dear Alex Madon and anyone interested in Chinese character stroke order,

A font that displays Chinese characters stroke-by-stroke in standard order is a part of Wenlin software. The font is in a unique private format, not TTF. It has over 14,000 characters (both simple and full form, indexed by Unicode). The currently published version of Wenlin (2.5) shows only plain strokes of uniform thickness, without ornamentation. The version under development dynamically generates more aesthetic stroke outlines, which it renders using the excellent FreeType library. A sample may be seen at .

Best Wishes,

Tom Bishop

At 12:57 PM +0200 9/10/01, Alex Madon wrote:
Hello everybody,
I would like to know if the stroke order information for
drawing Chinese and Japanese characters is store into
a TTF file.
(It seems it is, because ttf are vectorial files).
If so, does somebody have the name of the function to
get this info from the TTF file.

My goal is to create a picture from each character
and display in it the character plus the stroke order (from what point to
what point, etc....)


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