Stroke Order Animation and Practice Quizzes

Hanzi Writer is a free and open-source javascript library for Chinese character stroke order animations and stroke order practice quizzes. Works with both simplified and traditional characters.


9000+ characters

Hanzi Writer uses character data from the Make Me a Hanzi project, providing over 9000 of the most common simplified and traditional characters.

Tiny library size

The Hanzi Writer library is only 30 kb (just 9kb gzipped!), so it won't add bloat to web pages.

Works everywhere

Hanzi Writer uses javascript, HTML5 and SVG, so it can be embedded into almost any application, whether an iOS or Android app, a desktop application, or a webpage.


Data Source

HanziWriter's stroke order animation data was extracted from the excellent Make Me a Hanzi project.