Traditional Chinese Characters Stroke Order, Spelling and Pronounciation (Mandarin), Radical, IDS and English Translation App (v1.2) / 國字標準字體筆順、標準漢語的注音、拼音和發音,部首、表意文字序列和英文翻譯APP版本1.2

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This application allows you to input multiple Traditional Chinese characters from an expanding list. A variety of information (such as stroke order, spelling and pronunciations, radical information, IDS, and English translations) will then be presented audiovisually per character, organized from top to bottom.

  • 💡 Did you know that the videos, when viewed on computers, show coloured boxes containing more information, such as the characters' radical and Ideographic Description Sequence (IDS)?
  • 💡 The closed captions also contain English information about meaning and usage and may be useful on mobile/handheld devices. You can turn the closed captions (CC) on or off by clicking on the -button at the bottom-right of each video.


  • Input best contains no punctuation marks or spaces. Any character not present in the list below will render as a black rectangle.
  • One needs to click play for each video individually: there's no auto-play function yet.
  • The maximum amount of viewable characters per page should be limited, as many can create a heavy workload.
  • Mobile support is limited, due to YouTube's annotations being inherently incompatible.
In the distant future, the whole app might be redesigned using the original Flash animations rather than exported videos. Several of the technical difficulties will then hopefully be tackled.

Credits, sources and changelog

Credits: Sources: Hints:
  • Version 1.0 (11 January 2017): coded by Maximiliaan “Max” Verheyen, with the help of Ann Van Eycken.
  • Version 1.1 (9 March 2017): Whereas before, starting a search query was only possible through mouse interaction, keyboard (ENTER) support is now added.
  • Version 1.2 (11 March 2017): Some eye candy has been added, pointing the end-user towards the input-field and subsequently showing her/him where to find the videos after performing a query.
Please note that, currently, only the following seventy-five very common characters are functional:

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