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Red.png Color SchemeEdit

Muke is the only user who made red.png with more than 8 strokes. Below is a copy of his way to work :

Stroke order colors

These are the colors I have been using. They seem distinct enough.

Black to Red values
000000 ff0000
000000 800000 ff0000
000000 540000 ab0000 ff0000
000000 400000 800000 bf0000 ff0000
000000 540000 800000 AB0000 D40000 ff0000
000000 4a0000 6e0000 910000 b50000 db0000 ff0000
000000 400000 610000 800000 a10000 bf0000 e00000 ff0000
000000 4d0000 660000 800000 990000 b30000 cc0000 e50000 ff0000
000000 450000 5c0000 730000 8c0000 a30000 ba0000 d10000 e80000 ff0000
000000 400000 540000 6b0000 800000 940000 ab0000 bf0000 d40000 eb0000 ff0000
000000 4a0000 5c0000 6e0000 800000 910000 a30000 b50000 c90000 db0000 ed0000 ff0000

Muke Tever 04:13, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

Auto CatEdit

I've left User:Multichill a message. This and related bots have done disservice to our stroke order project (as well as dump truckloads of work on other users). *sigh*
Nice pictures, by the way! --Swift (talk) 09:52, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
Swift, please see Commons_talk:Stroke_Order_Project/Graphics_guidelines#Wrong_fonts_used. --Tauwasser (talk) 17:41, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Redirects scheme clarificationEdit

I've added a description at Commons:Stroke Order Project/Han characters#Managing redirects. Please let me know what you think. --Swift (talk) 09:52, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

You seem to know what you're talking about when it comes to kana gifs and such.Edit

As the headline says I'm hoping bugging you will help me solve my problem. I'd love to help you guys with the kana gif project but I can't seem to move from my 300 x 300 white square in GIMP. I can't import any kana into GIMP and I don't know why. My mac doesn't recognize the font that is included on the wikimedia site and the font that i have which seems exacly the same will not import itself into GIMP. The project tutorial is fairly vague for a beginner so not much luck there. If you have any solution I'd truly appreciate it. I'm so frustrated at this point. Thanks. Nataraja87 (talk) 09:53, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi and thanks for your interest in the Commons:Stroke Order Project! I admit the guidelines are lacking and actually partly wrong... It seems nobody had enough time yet to update them :/ Anyway. I had the same issue some time ago and figured out that it was due to the font not having the right mappings for GIMP to use (which is a bug I reported, too).
I managed to convert the old fonts into variants which can be used with GIMP, see here. I checked and they're still up. The only problem is that these fonts do not contain Japanese glyphs on their own. For Japanese I have been using a combination of the three fonts and matched the correct glyphs for the Japanese pictures (cf. Chinese
to Japanese
However, in the mean time, I found other fonts which have a better scope for our project (full Unicode ranges we're working with) and are soon to be released with a Japanese variant -- containing Chinese glyphs for the kanji that are "unchanged" from their Chinese counterparts and new Japanese glyphs where appropriate.
For those, please check out AR PL UMing & AR PL UKai (Arphic public license fonts) and cf. with our Fonts page. Some of those can be found there, but I provided no direct links.
So, that's what I currently use:
  1. AR PL UKai CN
  2. set-up to so that the text field is 16px above the bottom edge (because some Ideograpgh go under the base line, so they would appear cut-off)
  • However, I think I uploaded some with their baseline being the bottom edge itself. I didn't have time to check all this, but it shouldn't pose a big problem.
For your convenience, I uploaded my template for creating these pictures. You will have to install the AR PL fonts first, or it will not work. Download:
--Tauwasser (talk) 12:21, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks so much for the response. Sorry for replying so late. Not knowing the accepted question/response protocol, i didn't realize you'd replied until I checked my own page. I've downloaded the .io template files and will again try my hand at this font animation thing. Thanks for supplying those. I'll have to see if I can import the Japanese font from scratch for future use. Thanks again and I'll definitely let you know if I have any problems. Nataraja87 (talk) 17:54, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
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