I was reading the other day, and came across this page - it's quite easy to read from far away, but was difficult to make out on the printed page. I only recognized it once I paid attention to common stroke order.>>147473048
I think you're confused - I advocated for neither of those, but looking an unknown kanji up by its radicals/strokes is an inevitable necessity. Being able to find the meaning of a new word in seconds rather than wasting minutes shouldn't be looked down upon; things can only be texthooked as far as they're typed and in a high enough resolution, so it's a silly, impractical advice that glosses over a serious problem and ignores reality.>>147473351
OCR technology wrt kanji is pretty spotty still, and you should be learning how to /NOT/ use texthookers.
I mean if you're trying to only read forums posts and play VNs, it's whatever, but you shouldn't be applying something that's only useful in a limited scope to everything. >>147473691
I mean, you're completely disregarding the fact that I said he didn't need to worry about it now as a beginner, but shouldn't get into the bad habit of looking for shortcuts to skip over the basics. Anyways.
What about learning how to read the written language? Not everything is typed, and for some people, learning to write is a necessity, because spoiler alert: different people have different styles of learning.
It's worse advice to tell a beginner, "Don't pay attention to stroke order! Don't worry about radicals!", when they're piss easy building blocks of the language. That's the sort of anti-encouragement leading to bad habits that make you either forever reliant on a texthooker, or burn out in low-intermediate hell. It's better to be upfront about the difficulties.