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Hanzi Recognizer APK

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The description of Hanzi Recognizer

Handwritten character recognition and dictionary for simplified and traditional Chinese.

* New: Support for Anki 2.0 (AnkiDroid)
* New: Text to speech support. Just install the eSpeak TTS engine and get audio pronunciation for hanzi (free) or compounds (premium only).

Premium features available: search by reading/meaning, compound search, favorites and history. You can upgrade form within the application (Settings->Upgrade to premium), no need to download a separate application.

Premium upgrade price: around $3.99 (varies slightly by location/exchange rate. Press the 'Upgrade' button to display the Android Market dialog with the current price).

Just draw a character, tap 'Recognize' and select a candidate to display character reading, meaning, radical and hear audio pronunciation . Search by reading or meaning, as well as compound search also available (premium only). Characters/compounds you view are automatically saved to history and can be marked as favorite (premium only).

Follow proper, or at least basic (left to right, top to bottom, horizontal before vertical, etc.), stroke order for best results.


* Full tablet support (v2.0)
* Audio pronunciation for hanzi and compounds (uses the eSpeak text-to-speech engine)
* Search on stroke -- recognition candidates are displayed automatically as you draw
* Adjustable candidates font size
* Adjustable drawing pen size and color
* Shake to delete stroke/clear all
* Favorites and history (premium only)
* Favorites Excel (CSV) and Anki export (premium only)
* Search by reading and meaning (premium only)
* Compound search (premium only)
* Supports both traditional and simplified Chinese
* Works offline (Internet connections is only required to download resources on first run).
* Integrated character database with more than 70,000 entries
* Stroke annotation
* Undo (removes last stroke)
* Pinyin and Jyutping readings
* Radical display
* Character decomposition into components
* Display character component details
* Copy and append to clipboard

Not a handwriting input method (IME).

Ad-supported (ads are not displayed if you upgrade to premium).

Version 2.0 requires Android 2.1 and later. Earlier Android versions can use version 1.7.2.

Email me for bug reports and feature requests:
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Hanzi Recognizer 2.5.6 for Android 2.3.2+ APK Download

Version: 2.5.6 (2560) for Android 2.3.2+ (Gingerbread, API 9)

Update on: 2015-08-16

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What's new: v2.5.6 * Better Lollipop support * Bug fixesv2.5.5* Updated Google co More...

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