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Stroke order 垂 and 睡

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lokki

I usually check stroke orders at this site:

But I just discovered you get a different stroke order for 垂 than you get for the same character when it appears as the right half of 睡. I am confused.

For 垂 the order is: top-horizontal, 2nd-hor, middle-vertical, 3rd-hor, left-vert, right-vert, 4th-hor, bottom-hor - And for 睡 (the right half) it is the same otherwise but the middle-horizontal is the one before last.

Which of the two is in error, or are both orders correct? Or can it really be that the order is supposed to be different on its own than when it is part of a compound ?

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self-taught-mba

Wenlin software/dictionary says it is the same.

Site made a mistake maybe. (I am no stroke order expert though)

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lokki

That's what I suspected. But which one of the two orders is right then?

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self-taught-mba

see picture

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skylee

The stroke orders used in Taiwan (they are consistent) ->

垂 is the 4th column from the left -

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睡 is the 3rd column from the left -

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If you use the stroke order input method for traditional chinese then you need to follow this order. Otherwise, people don't necessarily follow this stroke order when they write in longhand. :wink:

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