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Apples
2008-11-23, 16:51
I'm not a translator myself, but I recently came upon this little tool for looking up kanji, and I thought it might be pretty useful to people working on japanese translations.

http://digital-haze.net/kanjilookup.php

The developer puts it thusly: "Since I was unable to find a program that was just a simple way to look up kanji by radicals, I ended up making my own."

Screens:
http://digital-haze.net/files/kanjilookup/kanjilookup1.png


http://digital-haze.net/files/kanjilookup/kanjilookup2.png

I hope this is of use to someone!

roxfan
2008-11-23, 18:17
JWPce (http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~grosenth/m_kanji.html#RADLOOKUP) has this feature, WWWJDIC (http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1R) has this feature, and JISHOP (http://www.jishop-software.com/) has even more advanced lookup (would be nice to see a free clone of this one).

Roto
2008-11-23, 18:59
Denshi Jisho (http://jisho.org/) also has this feature, with a neat interface that works well on an iPhone/iPod touch (provided you have 'net access.)

jyuichi
2008-11-23, 23:05
Denshi Jisho (http://jisho.org/) also has this feature, with a neat interface that works well on an iPhone/iPod touch (provided you have 'net access.)

Denshi Jisho is my personal fave :) (Denshi Jisho uses the wwwjdic btw)

The thread opener meant well though, some people haven't seen these tools before ^^; Moreover the original linked program is a downloadable one, good if you do not have internet access all the time.

It says it works on Unix, does that mean I can use it on Leopard (Mac OS X has a Unix core)?

Tarmin
2008-11-24, 11:45
I'm quite fond of Wakan(http://wakan.manga.cz/). It's got numerous character lookups, as well as a Chinese mode (with Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean pronunciations) that I find quite useful.

It also has a screen capture mode, which hooks into other applications and provides a translation of characters when you hover your mouse over them.