I'm sure some here are familiar with James Heisig's Remembering the Kanji book series. The pages are set out as follows:

(source: tofugu.com)

I would like to recreate this style (within a bookest document) in order to create a guide to chữ Nôm (Vietnamese characters). Does anyone have either a template or a suggested method to recreate this layout which they would be willing to share?

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    Your question leaves all the effort to our community, even typing the essentials of a TeX document such as \documentclass{}...\begin{document} etc. What have you done so far? For me, I see one global unit/cell/box per word. This main box is made of several items (the number, the kanji, the english translation, the text/explanation, and the steps of kanji drawing). Try to draw boundaries of their area. Then you can either chose to use an array, or handle boxes. – ebosi Jan 19 '17 at 8:08

You can emulate a similar behavior using mdframed. What I'm refferring to is the breakable boxes. I'm not sure how stable this is, so test it out...



        frametitle={\thesavedkanjicntr\hspace{\kanjisep}#1\hfill #2},

    \mdfsubtitle{\thekanji\hspace{\kanjisep}#1\hfill #2}}

  \begin{kanjis}{\begin{CJK}{UTF8}{min}未\end{CJK}}{what's that}
  \begin{kanjis}{\begin{CJK}{UTF8}{min}散\end{CJK}}{counter continues}
    \kanji{\begin{CJK}{UTF8}{min}も\end{CJK}}{so on}

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*The different line widths of the surrounding box are Viewer artifacts, they should not effect printed copies.

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    Maybe if you want to later on \refer to the frames I think you can use \refstepcounter instead of the normal \stepcounter and \label said frames. – Guilherme Zanotelli Jan 19 '17 at 9:59

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