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Re: Stroke encoding?

On 28 Feb 2002 at 22:50, Jacques Guy wrote:

> 28/02/02 09:18:19, "Gabriel Landini" <G.Landini@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >1. Kanjis are not always written top-bottom,
> You mean that they are also written from left to right.
> I don't see it as a problem. If you know Chinese you
> can tell when the left-hand side is complete and the
> next stroke belongs the right-hand side

No, I was thinking of the kanji itself.

For example Japanese "small" (ko), is a vertical stroke, then you have to go up half the way, then left, 
short stroke to down-left, then go right and short stroke down-right.
The direction and length of the stroke is not enough you need a logo-like command "move-to" as well.

The one for map (tsu)
Is not top-bottom either. In the monash site you can get the stroke order *once you know the kanji*, but the 
way round I think would be very difficult.

> Recording them is straightforward. Reading them
> back might be a bit messy. But not if you have
> a letter that means "start from the top now"
> or something similar.

And we need a "move-to" as well.