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Keep in mind that printed japanese (no matter what font) will look decidedly different than characters written with a pen or pencil. It will never look quite as pretty as a brushstroke, so don't let that discourage you!
I used this site to learn stroke order for kana:
Teach Yourself Japanese
Specifically, the Java program to display hiragana strokes:
I use paper I downloaded and printed from this site:
At the bottom of the list is "Kana and Kanji Practice paper" both large and small sizes (depending on your preference.. most people start out larger and move on to smaller). Also, the practice papers higher in the list show you how each character should fit into the square shape (remember, all japanese characters take up the same amount of room).
Perseverence and dedication win the day on this one.... good luck! Ganbatte!
EDIT: Fixed my links so they actually work...
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I practice my hira/katakana on squared paper (like in maths when you were a kid) to help with spacing/size. Hang in there, keep pracitcing and you'll get it.
i'm practicing on squared paper too but certain shaps im having problems with.
I write all hiagara out 10x everday when i start to study it helps but theres still a few problems.
thnx for the help
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