Stroke (Chinese character)
Each Chinese character
is written in sequences of strokes
or brushes. Stroke sequence is set and not changeable. The order of the strokes is from top-left to bottom right. Characters written not following the established sequence a deformed shape. The deformation is most visible in calligraphy
. (See Eight Principles of Yong
A radical, a component of characters, is generally classified in order of stroke number.