Kana Draw

Kana Draw is a tool created to help you practice your Japanese writing and improve your character memorization skills. Stroke order is essential knowledge and needs to be known and implemented from the very beginning.


Please note that the focus of the application is stroke order rather than stroke accuracy. The tool uses computer generated fonts to help you practice which aren't perfect. You are strongly encouraged to seek out other accompanying resources to investigate character accuracy.

Modifications to your device's density and fonts may affect the proper functioning of this application.

Digraphs (i.e. きゃ,じゃ,...) are not included due to the inability to support more than one character at this time. With the growing popularity of tablets, this may change in the future.

Items of Interest

List View
You will find 4 tabs with listing formats designed to help you quickly choose the character you wish to start working with.

Choosing a character from any of these lists will take you into the Canvas View where your training is done.

Use the List View options to pull up your current statistics.
Canvas View
The Canvas View is reached from the List View where you use your finger to draw strokes.

Use the back button to jump back to the List View at any time.

At any point you can start over with the canvas using the Reset Button.

The Next Button will select a new character for you to work with.

Current stroke focus is shown on the Stroke Button. In Practice Mode you can use this button to cycle through the characters progression. In Test Mode use this button to see there current focus character's statistics.
Test Mode
Tests the user by showing the proper stroke after the users attempt.

If all the character strokes are completed correctly, the character is marked as correct.

Errors are shown briefly before, depending on user preference, either resetting the screen or continuing to a new kana.
Practice Mode
This mode can be entered through pop-up menu in List View or by disabling Test Mode in the settings.

Strokes are shown before your input helping you train and no error checking is performed on your attempts.

Results in Practice Mode do not count towards Statistics.
The results generated from Test Mode are used for calculations of accuracy and score.

Scoring increases are subject to ranking ranges aimed at providing the user with a goal.

Accuracy is also taken into account when randomly selecting new characters. kanas that are more challenging to you are shown more frequently to better train you.
You can disable a kana through the pop-up menu in List View or via the menu in Canvas View.

Disabling a kana removes it from the statistics and from possible character rotation.

The statistics are retained when disabling a kana.

More Help

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