Hanzi Recognizer

Other features

  • Supports both simplified and traditional Chinese
  • Tablet support
  • Audio pronunciation for hanzi and compounds (uses the eSpeak text-to-speech engine)
  • Adjustable candidates font size
  • Adjustable drawing pen size and color
  • Shake to delete stroke/clear all
  • Works offline (Internet connections is only required to download resources on first run)
  • Stroke annotation
  • Undo (removes last stroke)
  • Radical display
  • Character decomposition into components
  • Display character component details
  • Copy and append to clipboard
  • Share entry as text to other apps

How to get it

  • Download from the Android Market.
    • Upgrade directly from within the app to enable all premium features.
  • To install on a device without Market, or if the app is not available in your country, use the direct download.
    1. Enable 'Unknown sources' in Settings>Applications.
    2. Install the downloaded APK file using your favorite file manager.
    3. Buy an upgrade coupon to get acess to premium features.
    4. Redeem your license using the coupon code.


  • Android 2.1
  • Internet connection for the initial resource download
  • About 120MB (140MB for traditional Chinese) on the SD card (external storage) for full install
  • eSpeak text-to-speech engine (optional, for audio pronunciation).