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kana paper

Postby crowfeather » Sun 03.05.2006 1:11 pm

When I practice hiragana and katakana I try to write the strokes exactly where they belong in the square. It doesn't take more time to do it correctly

I am using graph paper, but the all the lines are the same density and thus a bit distracting

In my book the quadrant markings are lighter than the perimeter of the square.

Does anyone know of a site that has a free template for the kana paper with the quadrants ?

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RE: kana paper

Postby zengargoyle » Sun 03.05.2006 2:28 pm

do a google search for 'genkoyoshi' and you might find something to your liking.

i have 4 PDFs that i found somewhere... can't find the original link in my bookmarks (sigh) with genkoyoshi of various sizes from big to small and one with space for furigana. i can put those up somewhere. but i find the horizontal and vertical quadrant lines a bit too dark, especially when making photocopies....

beginner
intermediate
advanced
furigana

if you can do Postscript on your machine (either with Ghostscript or a direct Postscript printer) then i wrote a rough genkoyoshi.ps file which lets you decide how big you want the squares to be and what linewidths/greyscale you want the border and quadrant lines to be.
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RE: kana paper

Postby crowfeather » Sun 03.05.2006 4:24 pm

ありがとう  ございいむす !!
The PDF files you provided will work for me.
If in the future I decide that I want the quadrant makings a little lighter I can do that with my printer.
This site is wonderful!!

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RE: kana paper

Postby appleraja » Sun 03.12.2006 9:55 pm

wut is furigana neways?
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RE: kana paper

Postby keatonatron » Sun 03.12.2006 10:23 pm

iz a kinda fruit ah think
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RE: kana paper

Postby Harisenbon » Sun 03.12.2006 10:28 pm

iz a kinda fruit ah think


Great... Green tea in the sinuses.

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RE: kana paper

Postby mjmsisco » Sat 10.14.2006 10:07 pm

furigana is ruby text above kanji so that you cn read it. (small kana above kanji)
i hope the thing about the fruit was a joke.
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RE: kana paper

Postby Mike Cash » Sat 10.14.2006 10:37 pm

appleraja wrote:
wut is furigana neways?


I used to feel sorry for old people for having to eventually die and miss out on all the stuff the younger generation is enjoying.

More and more I pity them less and less.
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RE: kana paper

Postby Rounin T » Sat 10.14.2006 10:46 pm

Amen to that -- and I'm still in my twenties!
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RE: kana paper

Postby AJBryant » Sun 10.15.2006 12:17 pm

Crap... I'm turning into tony.


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RE: kana paper

Postby clay » Sun 10.15.2006 12:42 pm

High in vitamin C, but watch the sugar content!

Zen, would you mind us adding the PDFs to the downloads? I am sure they would be a big hit. If you don't mind, please write your name at the bottom.
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RE: kana paper

Postby zengargoyle » Sun 10.15.2006 5:56 pm

the only reason i didn't put them on TJP somewhere is that i found them out on the internet somewhere and i don't remember where. i've looked through the files and don't see any sort of copyright info or anything like that. (hopefully nobody would care that much about a page of squares...) so, putting them in the downloads is fine by me, but they're not really mine in the first place. :)

i managed to convert my Postscript version to a PDF file, and suprisingly it's 1/200th the size of the other PDFs.... and has much lighter lines.

genkoyoshi

i doubt anybody will have a problem with sharing of the advanced, intermediate, beginner and furigana PDFs. and/or i can make various sizes and layouts and make PDFs that are worry-free.
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