I will devote some time to CHINESE CHARACTERS. I think knowing how to write them is essential.
I will go from the easy ones to the characters with more strokes. I show how to draw them, where to begin, and the order of strokes.
If you have never practiced with them, I will tell you the tricks: repetition, and proportion.
If you need CHINESE INPUT programs, I can recommend you NJStar Communicator, and the Chinese Input Methods for Office you can find in Microsoft's web page or HERE.