Chinese Character Flashcards

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A Java applet to assist in the learning of Chinese characters. Currently the 1,000 most frequently used characters are in the database but I hope to add more as time goes on.

I have a new version of the flashcards with many improvements. It requires users to download the Java 2 Plug-In and a Chinese Unicode font. Information on how to do this is included in the page.

How to Use:

The information table that this applet uses is 134K bytes large and may take a minute or two to load depending on the speed of you computer and modem connection. Also, many people have reported difficulty using the applet with Netscape 2.0. If you have the same trouble, upgrading to Netscape 3.01 or 4.01 should solve the problem.

Many people have written me inquiring if they could download this flashcard applet and run it locally. Unfortunately, this is not yet possible, but I am working on a newer version of the program which will run much faster and can be run while off-line. Check back for future developments.

Some other features that have been requested (and which I will try to include in upcoming releases) are:

I'm interested in hearing your ideas and suggestions for this tool. Please visit my contact page to submit your comments. In your message, please describe the browser you are using along with your operating system (Windows 95, MacOS, UNIX, etc.). If you came to this page directly, you might also want to take a look at some of my other on-line Chinese tools.