The Xiezi Character Trainer app from Clavis Sinica is designed to help you learn to write the characters required for each lesson in your course. It will show you how to write each character and give you immediate feedback on each stroke when you practice writing it yourself. A brief online video demonstrating the main features of the app can be viewed on YouTube.
The app is available for Apple devices running iOS 4.0 or higher and Android devices running Android 4.1 or higher.
Any technical questions regarding the app, troubleshooting, or download/install issues should be directed to Johnathon Beals (email@example.com)
Installation: Select the app for the platform of your device (Apple iOS, or Android). For Apple devices, the app will be installed wirelessly simply by touching the link and confirming.
For Android devices, you will need to enable "Unknown Sources" in the settings (Usually in the "Security" submenu), then slect the link to download the app. Most Android devices will automatically ask if you want to install the app after downloading, but some may require you to find the APK file in your downloads folder and select it to install from there.
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Important Note for iOS Users:
You will need to "Trust" the app before being able to use it, since it is an Enterprise-Signed app distributed through UM's license. To do this, follow the directions in this tutorial.
Complete instructions for using the app can be found on the Xiezi User Guide page.
The Character Trainer app is one of several Chinese language learning tools developed by Clavis Sinica. Some of the more popular free resources on the Clavis Sinica website include the following: