IOS Kanji Recognition

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by dark knight, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. dark knight macrumors regular

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    I have been using:

    Kotoba (uses ios kanji recognition)
    Codefromtokyo Japanese (i think this also uses the IOS recognition)
    Daijisen jpn-jpn dictionary (this seems to have its own recognition, which is quite good, though jpn-jpn is less helpful)

    surely there must be a dictionary app that uses something better than ios's chinese dictionary. no matter how careful i am at entering the kanji, it can fail to recognise the most basic ones. (correct stroke order). of course, normally if you are looking something up, you may not know the stroke order!

    has anyone tried using a stylus, does this make this easier.

    Finally, (sorry) has anyone seen that translation app that works through the camera in real time, we need a kanji version!!!

    Thanks
     
  2. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    Dictionary Kanji Stroke. It's only available in the Japan iTunes Store.
     
  3. dark knight thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    Kanji recognition is far better in that one. I certainly know quite a few kanji, and also their stroke orders, heck, my son's name is in kanji (he's half Japanese). The iOS has never recognized the correct kanji strokes for more than a few kanjis (I have the Codefromtokyo Japanese app, pretty decent). This one has done far better, it is a completely Japanese app though, you'll find not a shred of English in there.

    What is it you want to use a kanji recognition app for?
     
  5. dark knight thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've been studying Japanese for a couple of years (hope to go to uni in September to complete the job) and I'll come across a kanji I don't know, if IOS fail to recognize the drawing then you have tO search around and have a bit of a guess. I just want to be able to look things up from a drawing.

    Looking at newer (European) translation apps that work by using the phones camera would be great for Japanese. I must try the stylus thing, my kanji look fine on paper but the iPhone screen is difficult to use in that respect.

    Thanks for the advice anyway.
     

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