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Kanji Go is a Mac OS X application designed to make it easy to lookup and review Japanese and Chinese.
  • Look up words from and to Japanese and Chinese, English, Russian, German, and French
  • Find Kanji by Radical, Reading, Meaning, Stroke Count, or SKIP index
  • Create, print, import/export, and publish custom vocabulary lists
  • Study using customizable digital flash cards - via traditional or Spaced-Interval methods
  • Quiz Mode with adjustable difficulty and styles
  • View conjugations for all more...

What's New

Version .9o:
  • Added: Sorting Options, available from the Tools menu. Available sorts: Date Added, Kanji, Kanji Stroke Count, Reading, Definition, and Reverse Order
  • Added: Copy List function, available from the Tools menu
  • Added: Merge List Tool: Create a new list by combining any of your current lists
  • Added: Preference to show Simplified vs. more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Chas90 Member IconComment+1
Chas90
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I've loved this programme on my 10.4, but since I recently switched to a 10.7 I wanted it to run on that computer as well. Unfortunately it doesn't... (It opens, but it doesn't do anything when buttons are pressed or syllables are typed into it) Is there a chance that you will update it any time? The prog. is really worth the effort! :o

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Version .9o
Isamuk Member IconComment+2
Isamuk
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Please update Kanji Go for Snow Leopard!

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Version .9o
Duke Oliver Member IconComment+0
Duke Oliver
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Grr, been having problems downloading the latest version (m). I've tried on 2 computers using different connections. I just get "decompression failed" or "mounting failed." Anyone else having this issue? I've tried the dmg and the zip downloads. It just doesn't download all the way through!
I've gone to other sites to try and download, but still get the same issues.

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Version .9m
Redkitsune.org (Developer)
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Hey Duke Oliver,
Which version of OS X and web browser are you trying to expand it with?

I tested the links on a MacBook running 10.4 and 10.5 (Safari/FireFox 3) and they decompressed correctly. I re-compressed the Intel version to see if that has any effect- you can nab it from here:
http://www.redkitsune.org/files/kgoIntelv9mv2.zip

Version .9m includes an additional dictionary file as well, so it uses 75 MB when decompressed. Let me know if you have any luck with the link above - if not, I'll keep digging to see if I can't reproduce the error.

Best,
-Scott

Duke Oliver
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Using the new macbook, running the most recent version of OS X. Tried the link you gave me and again it only downloaded for about 20 seconds, stopped, then gave me "decompression failed." I'm using Safari and the default download manager, got the same error with Firefox. So odd!

-Duke

Redkitsune.org (Developer)
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Hey Duke Oliver,
Thanks for trying out that new link - and sorry for the weird dl bug! Try #2: I thought I'd change things up a bit, so instead of compressing it with OS X's built in Compress feature, I tried using a 3rd party compressor tool (BetterZip). If you have a chance, could you try the link below?
http://www.redkitsune.org/files/kgoIntelv9mv3.zip

Hm, I did some research, and others have run into similar problems as a result of intervening proxies/ISPs between their PC and the remote website. This link (same file) should isolate if that's the case (different hosting):
http://web.mac.com/mchughs/kgoIntelv9mv3.zip

Thanks for your patience and feedback,
Best,
-Scott

Duke Oliver
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The last link worked perfect! Thanks so much for the fixes, very excited to try this program out :D

-Duke

Redkitsune.org (Developer)
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Phew, nice, I'm glad it worked out (I'll have to work with my web host to make sure the main links work - for now if anyone else bumps into this problem, please use the link in my previous post).

If you come across any features/bugs/questions etc, just let me know.
Best,
-Scott

Mac-Mail Member IconComment+134
Mac-Mail
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It would be a great feature if copy & paste can be worked on those words. Not everyone can type Japanese or Chinese (especially on the Mac keyboard).

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Version .9k
Redkitsune.org (Developer)
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Hey Mac Mail,
Thanks for your feedback- what sort of copy and paste support would you find most helpful? I added in a feature in version .9k where double clicking an entry will copy its Kanji to the clipboard. For entries in the Kanji dictionary (purple stripe), you can also double click them to see a window with detailed information including the Readings etc, and copy them from there as well.

Best,
-Scott

Mac-Mail
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I can't do what you told me coz I'm using the version 9i for PPC.

Redkitsune.org (Developer)
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Ah, gotcha. Yeah, version .9i was a bit limited with its copy support- if you have a chance, let me know if the latest release (.9k+) achieves what you need.

Best,
-Scott

Mac-Mail
+0

Are talking about the .9k or there's a .9k+ ?
The .9k will not install in 10.4.11 PPC.

Thanks.

Redkitsune.org (Developer)
+0

Hey Mac Mail,
I just tested out the PPC version (downloading & installing) and it seems alright on my test box (PowerBook G4 running 10.4.11) - what sort of error does it show for you when you try to install .9k?

(I included the + after .9k incase a newer version was released by the time the post was read, though currently the latest release is .9k).

Pardons the installation error,
Best,
-Scott

Mac-Mail
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Just tried again and didn't work on the .9k
It gives me the message saying it's not supported in this system. I can send you the screenshot if you can send me the email address at: mokintouch@gmail.com
Thanks.

Dalahast Member IconReview+139
Dalahast
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Very useful for me, as I am teaching myself Japanese mostly by reading and observing (I've always been drawn to language, so it didn't take me long before I figured out the basic grammar and could read the kana). This helps me a lot because I can look up any kanji I don't know by radical, and then I can see the reading and definition, which in turn lets me understand the sentence or whatever it is. Once there are more verbs with conjugation info on them, this will be one of the best Japanese reference utilities out there. Used in conjunction with Mac OS X 10.5's editions of Japanese dictionaries (forget their names), this is a very powerful and easy-to-use learning and reference tool.

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Version .9f2
Xplicit Member IconComment+804
Xplicit
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What's with the daily updates? Is that really necessary?

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Version .9f2
Redkitsune.org (Developer)
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Hi Xplicit,
I usually shoot for a new release about once a week to maintain momentum, though when users report a bug I'll generally release a fix within 24 hours- which resulted in the two versions in 2 days.

Best,
-Scott

macnerd1984
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Unbelievable - A fantastic app, regularly updated and free and you're whining about the updates coming too often?

Porcustal Member IconReview+19
Porcustal
+1

Thanks to the developer for creating this great application. its very simple, very easy, and really helps learning, especially when used with a book. Its lacking some basic usability features which i hope are added soon like editing your vocab lists. (deleting words or rearranging them) and optional sizes of the exported flash cards. But definitly a great start!

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Version .8d
Redkitsune.org (Developer)
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Hi Porcustal,
Thanks for your feedback! I've made several updates to Kanji Go that ought to make it more useable. You can now edit/rearrange vocab words and lists, and set the size and colors used when creating flash cards.

If you think of any other features you'd like or encounter any bugs, just let me know.
Best,
-Scott

bousozoku Member IconReview+151
bousozoku
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I've found the application useful.

Not only does it give exact information about a word, but it can also give related idioms.

I'm not sure of the source of the information, but it seems that it misses some honorific data, i.e., o-senbei, o-yu. Japanese can be used without the honorific prefixes, but it's important to use it.

One thing I noticed when I upgraded from .7d to .7e is that I lost my list, even though I had used the File->Save option. The data should be stored in the user's data area, not within the application itself.

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Version .7f
Redkitsune.org (Developer)
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Hi Bousozoku,
Thank you your feedback! I've just released version .8 of Kanji Go, which now places its vocab lists in the user's Library/Application Support/Kanji Go folder, so vocab lists will be preserved across versions.

When upgrading from v.7.x to this one, I recommend using File>Export to save your current vocab lists, and then importing them into the new one.

If you have any other feedback, please let me know.
Best,
-Scott

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Date 21 Feb 2009
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