Kanji Recognizer

Kanji Recognizer


Handwritten Japanese kanji recognition and writing quiz. Integrates with WWWJDIC.

New: Training mode for quiz. Use stroke guidelines and stroke order hints to practice writing kanji correctly. Does not advance to next character until you get it right.

Kanji writing quiz. Test yourself based on school year or JLPT level. Check your answers against the proper stroke order using animated diagrams.

Premium features: history/favorites, export/import, search by reading/meaning, Simeji/OpenWnn/ATOK integration, local stroke order database. You can upgrade form within the application (Settings->Upgrade to premium), no need to download a new application.

Premium upgrade price: around $4.99 (varies slightly by location/exchange rate. Press the 'Upgrade' button to display the Play Store dialog with the exact local price).

Just draw a character, tap 'Recognize' and select a candidate to display reading, meaning, radical and more. Copy or share characters to clipboard or other apps. History/favorites and search by reading or meaning also available (premium only). Call from within Simeji, OpenWnn/Flick/ATOK/OpenWnn Plus to input characters using handwriting (premium only, Simeji/OpenWnn/Atok Japanese IME install required).

Test your kanji writing skills by school year or JLPT level: write kanji based on reading and/or meaning hints. Check your score, and compare your writing with the proper stroke order using animated stroke order diagrams. Free version offers JLPT N5 and elementary school grade 1 and 2 kanji. Premium versions lets you select all grades/JLPT levels.

Follow proper, or at least basic (left to right, top to bottom, horizontal before vertical, etc.), stroke order for best results.

Tips:

* if recognition is slow on your device, try using the compressed model. Open Settings (press the Menu key, or the overflow menu on ICS to display), press 'Recognition model' and select 'JP. comb. compressed'. This should improve startup time and recognition speed.
* you can also increase the search timeout to make sure recognition starts after you finish drawing. Tap 'Auto-search after' in Settings and increase the timeout (default is 400 ms)
* if it is still slow, uncheck the 'Search on stroke' option in Settings. Candidates won't be displayed automatically, but on a separate screen.
* draw larger characters for better recognition

Features
* Tablet support
* Animated stroke order diagrams (online for free version, offline for premium)
* Kanji writing quiz. Bell/buzzer sounds marks answer
* Training mode
* Automatically searches on each stroke for immediate feedback
* Configurable drawing pen size and color
* Shake to delete stroke/all strokes
* Favorites and history (premium)
* Favorites Excel (CSV) and Anki export (premium)
* Simeji, OpenWnn/Flick, ATOK, OpenWnn Plus integration (mushroom) (premium)
* Search by reading and meaning (premium)
* Compressed model for older/slower devices
* Works offline (Internet connections only required for initial download).
* Stroke annotation
* Undo (removes last stroke)
* Integrated kanji database with more than 13,000 entries
* Kanji decomposition into components
* Integration with WWWJDIC for Android (can be used as the handwriting recognition backend)
* Copy/append recognized kanji to clipboard or share to other programs.

Not a handwriting input method (IME).

Ad-supported (ads are removed if you upgrade to premium)

Version 2.0 requires Android 2.1 and later. Earlier Android versions can use version 1.7.2.

Email for bug reports and feature requests:
[email protected]

Follow me on Twitter for latest updates:
http://twitter.com/kapitanpetko

Google+ page
https://plus.google.com/110615818892301408465/

Release announcements and detailed explanation of new features:

http://nelenkov.blogspot.jp/search/label/kanji-recognizer

Recent changes:
v2.5.0
* Anki deck synchronization (premium)
* Use Japanese font on non-Japanese locales
* Scale stroke numbers
* Use file selection dialog for import files (4.4+)
v2.4
* Support Anki 2.0 export (premium)
* Added 'Create flashcard' action
* Option to adjust stroke animation speed
* Automatic settings backup/restore
* UI improvements
* Bug fixes
v2.3
* Nexus 7 support
* Save quiz configuration
* Added 100 kanji quiz option
* Updated Dutch translation
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About Kanji Recognizer
Handwritten Japanese kanji recognition and writing quiz. Integrates with WWWJDIC.

New: Training mode for quiz. Use stroke guidelines and stroke order hints to practice writing kanji correctly. Does not advance to next character until you get it right.

Kanji writing quiz. Test yourself based on school year or JLPT level. Check your answers against the proper stroke order using animated diagrams.

Premium features: history/favorites, export/import, search by reading/meaning, Simeji/OpenWnn/ATOK integration, local stroke order database. You can upgrade form within the application (Settings->Upgrade to premium), no need to download a new application.

Premium upgrade price: around $4.99 (varies slightly by location/exchange rate. Press the 'Upgrade' button to display the Play Store dialog with the exact local price).

Just draw a character, tap 'Recognize' and select a candidate to display reading, meaning, radical and more. Copy or share characters to clipboard or other apps. History/favorites and search by reading or meaning also available (premium only). Call from within Simeji, OpenWnn/Flick/ATOK/OpenWnn Plus to input characters using handwriting (premium only, Simeji/OpenWnn/Atok Japanese IME install required).

Test your kanji writing skills by school year or JLPT level: write kanji based on reading and/or meaning hints. Check your score, and compare your writing with the proper stroke order using animated stroke order diagrams. Free version offers JLPT N5 and elementary school grade 1 and 2 kanji. Premium versions lets you select all grades/JLPT levels.

Follow proper, or at least basic (left to right, top to bottom, horizontal before vertical, etc.), stroke order for best results.

Tips:

* if recognition is slow on your device, try using the compressed model. Open Settings (press the Menu key, or the overflow menu on ICS to display), press 'Recognition model' and select 'JP. comb. compressed'. This should improve startup time and recognition speed.
* you can also increase the search timeout to make sure recognition starts after you finish drawing. Tap 'Auto-search after' in Settings and increase the timeout (default is 400 ms)
* if it is still slow, uncheck the 'Search on stroke' option in Settings. Candidates won't be displayed automatically, but on a separate screen.
* draw larger characters for better recognition

Features
* Tablet support
* Animated stroke order diagrams (online for free version, offline for premium)
* Kanji writing quiz. Bell/buzzer sounds marks answer
* Training mode
* Automatically searches on each stroke for immediate feedback
* Configurable drawing pen size and color
* Shake to delete stroke/all strokes
* Favorites and history (premium)
* Favorites Excel (CSV) and Anki export (premium)
* Simeji, OpenWnn/Flick, ATOK, OpenWnn Plus integration (mushroom) (premium)
* Search by reading and meaning (premium)
* Compressed model for older/slower devices
* Works offline (Internet connections only required for initial download).
* Stroke annotation
* Undo (removes last stroke)
* Integrated kanji database with more than 13,000 entries
* Kanji decomposition into components
* Integration with WWWJDIC for Android (can be used as the handwriting recognition backend)
* Copy/append recognized kanji to clipboard or share to other programs.

Not a handwriting input method (IME).

Ad-supported (ads are removed if you upgrade to premium)

Version 2.0 requires Android 2.1 and later. Earlier Android versions can use version 1.7.2.

Email for bug reports and feature requests:
[email protected]

Follow me on Twitter for latest updates:
http://twitter.com/kapitanpetko

Google+ page
https://plus.google.com/110615818892301408465/

Release announcements and detailed explanation of new features:

http://nelenkov.blogspot.jp/search/label/kanji-recognizer

Recent changes:
v2.5.0
* Anki deck synchronization (premium)
* Use Japanese font on non-Japanese locales
* Scale stroke numbers
* Use file selection dialog for import files (4.4+)
v2.4
* Support Anki 2.0 export (premium)
* Added 'Create flashcard' action
* Option to adjust stroke animation speed
* Automatic settings backup/restore
* UI improvements
* Bug fixes
v2.3
* Nexus 7 support
* Save quiz configuration
* Added 100 kanji quiz option
* Updated Dutch translation

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User reviews of Kanji Recognizer
Great app, although it's annoying when I have to always select the mushroom when I want to input Kanjis. Would it be possible to just provide a kanji drawing screen under text input boxes so there wouldn't be any hassle with the menus?
Jul 4, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Sep 10, 2014
Very helpful
A Google User
Aug 29, 2014
With great app comes great frustration I love this app - it's simply the best I've come across for finding kanji. The quizzes are a perfect way to learn how to write. My only gripe would be a clearer user interface. However, having created a complete favourites list (which took forever!) the app has crashed. It no longer allows me to do quizzes over 20 kanji, and no training levels at all! Will have to reinstall and redo long list again. So frustrating! EDIT; have since discovered paid for app so hoping interface better there!
A Google User
Aug 25, 2014
good apps learned faster the proper writting of kanji
A Google User
Aug 24, 2014
I like it This is very good
A Google User
Aug 19, 2014
Lacking some characters 5 stars once it has all the kanji; been using it only for 30 seconds and I already cannot find the kanji I need