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maobi - Chinese Hanzi Writing Quizzes in Anki v0 5 1

14.02MB. Updated 2020-09-07. Only supports Anki 2.1.x.

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máobĭ (毛笔) is an Anki add-on to create cards with writing quizzes for Hanzi (Chinese characters). Please visit the maobi Github repository web page for a more detailed README. Quick start
  1. Install the addon via the code found on the maobi Anki page
  2. Download and import the example deck
  3. Restart Anki.
  4. Open the deck and start writing!
Motivation Learning Chinese is difficult, remembering what you have learned even more so. I heavily rely on Anki to review my vocabulary. It has changed my study life and made it possible for me to remember all the words, characters, chengyu, sentences and pass my exams. While Anki itself is good to remember the meaning of words and characters, I found it difficult to use for remembering writing Hanzi. There is the possiblity of using AnkiDroid and the built-in whiteboard or defining a workflow as described in a blog entry of EastAsiaStudent. I tried it, but I did not like it too much. A paid alternative that I used heavily in the past is Skritter. Right now, I really dislike the Version 2, their update policy and the bugs in the scheduling. It also is really unresponsive, making me wasting (lots of!) time by just waiting for the app. A contender of Skritter for mobile is Inkstone, but I did not get warm with that either. Another aspect is that I personally do not like to use many different programs and tools to collect vocabulary. Therefore, I built maobi to remember writing Hanzi within Anki. Now, I have all my learning progress in one tool! Configure the decks and note types for which maobi is enabled Before using maobi, it has to be specified for which decks and templates the add-on should be enabled. The field that contains the character to write also has to be given. In order to tell maobi these values, you need to edit the add-on configuration. This can be done in the Card Layout view: For more information, visit the maobi Github repository web page. Disclaimer This add-on right now just contains a basic implementation. It is by no means feature complete or well-tested. If you have feature requests or encounter bugs, please open an issue in the issue tracker. Change log 0.5.1 0.5.0 0.4.0 0.3.1 0.3.0 0.2.2 0.2.1 0.2.0 0.1.0


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Supported Anki versions:

To download this add-on, please copy and paste the following code into Anki 2.1:


If you were linked to this page from the internet, please open Anki on your computer, go to the Tools menu and then Add-ons>Browse & Install to paste in the code.

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on 1599763742
pretty good! it works both with mouse and touch screen which is really nice. however, it's not compatible with the surface pen which is a little downside for me but that's something small. it's a useful addon.
on 1594731706
Really helpful add-on! Thank you so much! Can it work on android device (AnkiDroid)?
on 1587155367
It works well! Unfortunately though, it doesn't seem to work with my Surface Pen (note: I also tried enabling "Let me use my pen as a mouse in some desktop apps" in the pen settings and with an other addon called Touchscreen the pen does work). I can use my finger though which is alright but not ideal.
on 1583674293
Excellent for learning how to write
on 1580111481
Awesome addon! It really helps me to improve my writing and to learn new Hanzi. Maobi is super dynamic, eg it can be used in a separate card type to mix in writing tests in the normal learning schedule. Thanks so much for creating this!
on 1578804105
Comment from author
For me it works, Can you open an issue on https://github.com/jcklie/anki-maobi and give a more detailed error description?
on 1573925806
very good, thank you!

but how can I use it on my phone?
Comment from author
We have a workaround for Iphone, please see https://github.com/jcklie/anki-maobi#can-this-be-used-on-mobile
on 1572220828
Fantastic resource, thank you ! Surprisingly easy to use and flexible.
Only limitation is it doesn't seem to work on my phone.
on 1569663745
on 1566138268
I get 404 error during installation.
Sorry, wrong version programme.
on 1562102176
very useful!
on 1551168633
Very useful! Looking forward to using it on AnkiMobile for iPhone.
on 1548869292
on 1545382585
Totally awesome. And works like a charm with the chinese support addon.
on 1545159909
thank you for the documentation, very helpful!