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Postby Alexthemaster » Mon 06.02.2008 11:05 am

Hi,
I've been working on an application for a month and I wanted to know if it's usefull(good) and what people think about it. It's free, and released beta. The only thing I need is the approval of TJP on my Kanji Database. After that, if people needs it, i'll put it on an ftp or something. Here are pictures, tell me about it.
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So, what do you think about it... :)
thank's
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P.S. By the way, who is the furom admin, I want to send him the kanji DB...
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Re: app to learn japanese

Postby richvh » Mon 06.02.2008 11:14 am

Clay is the site owner.
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Re: app to learn japanese

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Mon 06.02.2008 11:21 am

romanji - roumaji (or "romaji", you can also put a line or a carat over the o)
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Re: app to learn japanese

Postby clay » Mon 06.02.2008 7:32 pm

The only thing I need is the approval of TJP on my Kanji Database.


Feel free to use anything on the site (please kindly give us a link back, though). If you want to use something someone wrote here in the forums, please ask them personally first.
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Re: app to learn japanese

Postby Harisenbon » Mon 06.02.2008 8:30 pm

Personally, I would be wary of using study software for a language that was written by someone who didn't know that ローマ字 is not spelled "romanji." Also, what's with the gradiant on the word カタカナ? Finally, there seems to be a lot of empty space floating around there. If you don't plan to display anything there, you should probably cut down the whitespace as much as possible.

**just some minor nitpicks.
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Re: app to learn japanese

Postby Alexthemaster » Tue 06.03.2008 11:06 am

Thanks' Clay, I put a link to the site in the browser, to guide people with further information that i can't give them.

Harisenbon, i liked your comments about my application, but i think most of people spell romanji like that don't you?... if you think i'm not suited or experimented enought, why don't you join the project, I'll be happy to work with someone who know more japanese than me, seriously i'm not sarcastic. You really seem to know what your talking about. :D

P.S. I don't think i've mentioned it but from the start, i wanted to write a software that ccould help me learning japanese but finally i decided to try myself asking people if they need it, so I consider that this application is not for advanced people for now.
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Re: app to learn japanese

Postby richvh » Tue 06.03.2008 11:18 am

Alexthemaster wrote:Harisenbon, i liked your comments about my application, but i think most of people spell romanji like that don't you?...


I think most people who spell it "romanji" know next to nothing about Japanese.
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Re: app to learn japanese

Postby Alexthemaster » Tue 06.03.2008 12:02 pm

if you say so :) anyways its not the proper way to write it et je crois qu'on devrait plutôt l'écrire en japonais non? :)

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lol wait for the one up in the DB header its a little bit more complicated to modify
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Re: app to learn japanese

Postby richvh » Tue 06.03.2008 12:41 pm

You missed the "romanji" in the column headers...
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Re: app to learn japanese

Postby Alexthemaster » Tue 06.03.2008 12:58 pm

read the last post i wrote (bottom)

by the way.. just done it
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Re: app to learn japanese

Postby richvh » Tue 06.03.2008 1:30 pm

Your katakana/hiragana column is messed up for anything that never appears as a standalone kanji without okurigana (trailing kana) and a few that can be stand-alone kanji. For instance, 書 isn't read かく, 書く is read かく. 見 isn't read みる, it's read み; 見る is みる. You'd be better off eliminating that column entirely and just having the onyomi and kunyomi.
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Re: app to learn japanese

Postby Alexthemaster » Tue 06.03.2008 2:28 pm

yes that's exactly what i figured out when I studied verbs a couple of minutes ago .. I was like o you're kidding me :( anyways that's only one column... ok i'll do what you said because i don't really encourage romaji personnaly.
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Re: app to learn japanese

Postby clay » Tue 06.03.2008 6:11 pm

I have, on the old kanji pages, a 'common pronunciation' for people to concentrate on one of the most common readings for each kanji. Is that what you mean for the 'katakana' column? Like Rich said, it may be best to take that column out for clarity.

I'm sure your project will greatly help your studies. Maybe other learners would be willing to help you out with testing.
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Re: app to learn japanese

Postby Alexthemaster » Wed 06.04.2008 11:25 am

Yes that's exactly what i wanted to do with the "katakana/hiragana" column, i think i should change the name for comon usage or something like that. At least my application is getting better :) .

Thx for the advices
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P.S. i'll publish it soon I guest... maybe i should study a little bit more to correct other mistakes :lol:
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