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david808

Ideal character writing box size

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david808

What is the ideal character writing box size? 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch or 1 inch? Native Chinese use about 1/2 inch boxes, but English speaker learners seems to prefer bigger ones.

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Lugubert

My favourite notepad sheets for any purpose are A4, with a 0.5 cm grid. It's easy to write reasonably sized benzene rings or any chemical structure, and for my not too advanced character writing, using slightly less than the easily provided 1 by 1 cm makes for easy reading.

That's almost the same size that my friend of Cantonese mother tongue uses when she for example records a restaurant menu item and its meaning. In comparison, I think that native writers of "Mandarin" write considerably smaller characters.

I sometimes try to fit charcters into the .5 by .5 cm box, but that's time consuming and rather requiring a magnifying glass for me.

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Hofmann

I use vertical lines 1/2 inch wide. I can make the characters as high as I want.

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david808

Thanks. Hofmann. I have attached a generated 9-square character worksheet with stroke sequences.

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Hofmann

Wow I didn't answer your question. Sorry.

I think your boxes are too big. Perhaps that would be fit for brush-written characters, but they are too big for common writing instruments.

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david808

Thanks for the feedback. Apparently different people have different opinions. To make everybody happy, we have changed the system to allow the users to pick

1. Worksheet types: blank, with stroke sequences or with the studied characters

2. Grid style: diagonal, cross or 9-square

3. Box size: small, medium or large

I have attached 3 generated samples for your review. Thanks

Arch_Chinese_Worksheet_small.pdf

Arch_Chinese_Worksheet_medium.pdf

Arch_Chinese_Worksheet_large.pdf

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