Thursday August 22nd, 2019
Thursday August 22nd, 2019


Sorry everyone, I've been meaning to actually have content here for quite some time now. In the meantime, here are some links to Japanese (language, computing and otherwise) resources that I find particularly helpful:
My little collection of Japanglish (also known as "Engrish") on t-shirts and other clothing. Many thanks to all you Josh Jacobson fans out there who are linking to items on this page. Please let me know when you do so I can link back to you! This section is long overdue for an update ...
Dictionary Lookup tool is a sweet little free program, the only drawback is that you have to have .NET framework installed to run it. Anything you copy to the clipboard, it automatically looks up using the edict dictionary (see: Jim Breen is "da man", below). When you download it, don't forget to switch the dictionary file from Chinese to Japanese and save your preferences from the Options menu (unless you meant to use it in Chinese, but if you're looking at this page chances are good you wanted Japanese)
The efont project is a collection of free Japanese true type fonts - just download their kochi-substitute package and stick kochi-gothic-subst.ttf (I like gothic better than mincho - your choice) in /usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/TTF (or wherever your X looks for true type fonts) ... browsing the Japanese web never looked so good on Linux before!
Stroke order animations for popular kanji, done by a calligraphy master. Great search feature. You can ask for new kanji to be added via the bulliten board. It's a Japanese-only site, but it's pretty easy to figure out how to use. Contact me and I'd be more than willing to help you out.
Of all the kanji/vocab sites out there, I like this one the best for the jouyou kanji. It runs a Java applet, but it's totally worth it. English with French, Spanish and Thai versions.
This site has a comprehensive list of the kanji that appear on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. The layout/formatting is excellent, and you can login to have the site remember you - it can save custom lists of kanji, vocabulary words, etc.
Jim Breen is "da man" when it comes to Japanese and computing . There's not much more I can say. Just check out this link!