Lookin up kanji from the book series "Remembering The Kanji" by James Heisig.
Branch: master
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Permalink
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.
config
data
rtklookup
.gitignore
license.txt
lookup.py
readme.md
todo.txt

readme.md

Lookup Kanji by Heisig Keyword or frame number

Short Description

For people who learn kanji with the books from James Heisig (remembering the kanji).

A little command line interface that allows to look up multiple kanji with

  • The keyword (or parts of it)
  • Parts of the mneomic/story
  • The frame number

3.png

Basic searching

(default) large resist
    大抵
(default) 107 1832
    大抵
(default) large 1832
    大抵

If words are not found, they are converted to hiragana if the romkan module is installed (optional). This romkan module which can be downloaded here.

Examples:

(default) large てい
    大てい
(default) large 抵
    大抵
(default) large tei
    大てい

To quit, type .q.

Modes

There are four modes (in parenthesis: command to activate mode)

  • default (.d): Do nothing.
  • copy (.c): Copy result to clipboard.
  • lookup (.w): Lookup expression (default: tangorin.com with firefox)
  • conditional: Lookup expression if the search gave a unique result
  • primitive (.p): Try to find kanji by specifying primitives (this requires an additional file that contains all the kanji stories of the user)

The current mode is displayed by the prompt.

If the input matches more than one result, no action will be performed, regardless of the current mode.

More on searching

If a keyword contains a space, substitute _:

(default) sign_of_the_hog
    亥

word+ will look for all keywords of the form "word1 word2 word3" where word matches (exactly) one of the words.

(default) fish+
    乙: fish guts
    魚: fish
    鰭: fish fin

(default) fin+
    鰭

(default) fish+ thunder
    乙魚鰭雷
    ────────
    乙: fish guts
    魚: fish
    鰭: fish fin

word? will look for all keywords that contain "word":

(default) fish?
    貝: shellfish
    乙: fish guts
    魚: fish
    漁: fishing
    恣: selfish
    鰭: fish fin

(default) fin?
    指: finger
    棺: coffin
    緻: fine
    縁: affinity
    精: refined
    済: finish
    婉: well finished
    鰭: fish fin
    
(default) fish? thunder
    貝乙魚漁恣鰭雷
    ──────────────
    貝: shellfish
    乙: fish guts
    魚: fish
    漁: fishing
    恣: selfish
    鰭: fish fin

You can mix multiple search options:

Installation:

Download the file lookup.py. Run it with python3 lookup.py. To search through your own stories/menmonic, you need to supply them via a text file (e.g. download them from kanji.koohii).

Issues, Suggestions, Feature Requests etc.

Open a ticket at this addon's gitbucket issue page (prefered method, also works anonymously without login) or send me an e-mail. German is fine, too. I am not a professional programmer, so feedback on how to improve my code is welcome, too.

Source

The source is hostet at this addon's bitbucket page.

License

GNU AGPL, version 3 or later. The list of all kanji by heisig number RTK.tsv was included in an Anki plugin with copyright Ian Worthington Worthy.vii@gmail.com, GNU GPL, version 3 or later.

History

  • 23 Oct 2017: Moved repository to github.
  • 05 Aug 2015: Series of bigger changes.
  • 31 Mai 2015: First version released.