Hanping Chinese Camera

Hanping Chinese Camera


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Save time doing dictionary lookups! Simply point your camera at some Chinese text to get all the English definitions. And everything works offline.

Within just a couple of seconds of launching this Chinese OCR app, and without even touching the screen, you can be viewing word-by-word definitions of a complete line of Chinese text. The auto-snapshot feature means you won't have to keep awkwardly trying to position your camera.

Please Note:

* Works with both our Mandarin (Hanping Chinese Dictionary, free & paid apps) and Cantonese (Hanping Cantonese Dictionary, paid app only) dictionary apps

* Designed for reading regular Chinese text (like in a book). It is not intended for reading things like shop signs, food labels or other images using stylized text, so please bear this in mind before purchasing.

* Works much better on text printed on paper than on text on computer screens. However, works really well on screenshots

* Designed for students learning Mandarin Chinese. Some Cantonese characters may not be recognized

* Having trouble focusing the camera? Try holding it further away from the text

* Details on how to get this paid app (living in China?): http://goo.gl/YGonR

If you encounter ANY problems (e.g. stretched or rotated live preview) please contact us at hanping@embermitre.com and we will do our very best to fix it. We have done lots of testing on many different devices but there may be some problematic camera drivers we have not yet come across.

If you're not satisfied, for any reason, within 30 days you get a full refund, period, no questions asked. We don't want your money if you're not amazingly happy. Simply send us an email.

★ Scans live camera preview as well as still images (such as photos and screenshots)
★ Works entirely offline! (INTERNET permission is only for dictionary updates etc)
Simplified and Traditional characters
★ Recognizes over 8000 different characters
Pinyin and Zhuyin (Bopomofo) pronunciation
Horizontal & vertical text
★ Fast - perform recognition in a fraction of a second
★ Optimized for pages of regular text (such as in a book)
★ Clear, regular fonts should work well in general, but you may need to use the controls to reframe the text
★ Recognized Chinese characters are drawn over the image, allowing you to easily verify accuracy
★ Each character is colored according to its tone
★ Breaks text down into words, displaying all corresponding dictionary entries
★ Supports pan, zoom, and pinch-to-zoom
★ Resizeable image window
★ Seamlessly integrates with Hanping Chinese Dictionary (which you will need to install - it's free! - to see the dictionary entries) and Hanping Cantonese Dictionary (paid app)

There are two View modes:

1. Live View
The screen shows the live camera preview and the app continuously scans it for Chinese. As words are recognized, the corresponding dictionary entries are displayed.

Live View has two sub-modes:
a) Auto: the camera is continuously refocused and a snapshot is automatically taken as soon as the characters are recognized.
b) Manual: you control when to focus and whether to use flash (if your device supports it). You also choose when to snapshot the preview image.

2. Image View
Works with still images which are either snapshots of the camera preview or existing images (e.g. photos) you already have on your Android device.

Please use the forum (see below) to report any bugs or suggestions.

Blog: http://hanpingchinese.com/blog
Forum: http://hanpingchinese.com/forum
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Recently changed in this version

★ Live mode improvements

Note: for vertical text mode: Show Direction in overflow menu

PLEASE: email us at hanpingchinese@embermitre.com if you find a bug and we will get it fixed as soon as possible.

Thanks very much for your support.

Comments and ratings for Hanping Chinese Camera
  • (75 stars)

    by Wai YIn Cheong on 06/03/2015

    Yet to try it out in a Cantonese environment but wonder if it can alert a reader if a sentence has all 3 elements - Simplified, Traditional and Cantonese characters

  • (75 stars)

    by Chee Heng on 17/02/2015

    If you use it correctly.

  • (75 stars)

    by FLORENCE GOH on 07/02/2015

    I was skeptical. Now I have No regrets. Super useful for people lIke me who has problem recognize Chinese words, and especially has kids to guide as well. Thank you for creating this app.

  • (75 stars)

    by James Guerrero on 02/02/2015

    Very helpful app. A must have for the avid Chinese student.

  • (75 stars)

    by Hwang Fam on 02/01/2015

    Thanks to Author of this Hanping Chinese Camera that helps me improving my Chinese a lot.

  • (75 stars)

    by Passachol T. on 29/11/2014

    Doesn't work on food menu, at least the one I tried. Very disappointing.I regret this purchase but I'll give it a second and third and fourth try soon.

  • (75 stars)

    by BSL Tan Kang Yeow on 28/11/2014

    Very good app. .

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