WWWJDIC for Android

WWWJDIC for Android


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Japanese and kanji online dictionary

Android frontend for Jim Breen's WWWJDIC

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*** New: Version 2.0 now supports tablets and Japanese text-to-speech.

* (new) Italian dictionary support
* (new) ICS support
* full tablet (Honeycomb) support
* Japanese pronunciation (install 'N2 TTS' from Market to enable)
* text to speech for kanji and dictionary entry translations (English/German/French/Spanish/Italian)
* multi-radical kanji search
* kanji of the day widget
* Japanese sentence translation
* example search with approximately 150,000 examples (Japanese/English pairs)
* example word breakdown/translation
* animated stroke order diagrams for over 6000 kanji
* history and favorites
* history and favorites backup and restore
* favorites export to CSV and Anki
* handwriting recognition (including offline via the Kanji Recognizer app)
* OCR-based handwritten kanji recognition, does not require correct stroke order
* Optical Character Recognition (OCR) -- just take a picture of any kanji you want to look up
* multiple dictionary lookup (General/Japanese Names/Computing/Life Sciences and more)
* multiple languages supported (German/French/Russian/Swedish/Hungarian/Spanish/Dutch/Slovenian/Italian)
* romaji input
* kanji compound search
* kanji lookup by reading, meaning, radical or stroke count
* radical table showing radical variations
* automatic mirror selection for best performance

About permissions:
* Camera permission is needed for OCR
* Coarse location is needed to select the closest WWWJDIC mirror
* For more details, see the FAQ:


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Recently changed in this version

* Fixed tablet support for Android 4.4+.
* Kanji Recognizer is now required for handwriting recognition.
* Bug fixes.
* Scale stroke annotations
* Handwriting recognition fixes for some devices
* Bug fixes
* Updated EU mirror (Germany)
* Android 4.4 support
* Added backup file selection dialog (4.4+)
* Use Japanese font on non-Japanese locales (4.2+)
* Added action to share Anki deck
* Bug fixes

Comments and ratings for WWWJDIC for Android
  • (69 stars)

    by Renz Alexander Yap on 15/06/2014

    All the settings are not working and returning errors. Using nexus 7 2013on android 4.4.3

  • (69 stars)

    by Gwen Knight on 08/05/2014

    but Japanese is often written vertically, and the OCR function only recognizes horizontal orientation.

  • (69 stars)

    by Helen Choo on 03/05/2014

    Excellent!! update: the latest update completely ruined the ocr feature... it returns zero results even when im trying out super simple kanjis like 一 or 女. Please fix.. or is there a way to undo an update?

  • (69 stars)

    by Psynis Dollars on 22/04/2014


  • (69 stars)

    by Jonnathan Marquez-Medina on 28/03/2014

  • (69 stars)

    by Eric Dale on 19/03/2014

    By far, this is one of the most useful apps for Japanese. Occasionally, finding the right definition can be a bit of a hunt, but the overall content is staggeringly great.

  • (69 stars)

    by Robert Hyde on 19/03/2014

    Still brilliant

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