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    WaKan Alternatives

    WaKan is described as '?? (wakan) is a versatile tool for students of Japanese or Chinese'. There are seven alternatives to WaKan for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Linux, Mac and Android. The best alternative is Jisho, which is free. Other great apps like WaKan are Tagaini jisho (Free, Open Source), Takoboto (Free), zkanji (Free, Open Source) and JWPce (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 12, 2018
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    ?? (wakan) is a versatile tool for students of Japanese or Chinese.
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    1. Powerful and easy-to-use online Japanese-English dictionary with words, kanji and example sentences, among other features, like sentence parsing and inflection info.
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      WaKan, has full text editor capabilities, Jisho is just a dictionary nothing more.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Tagaini Jisho is a free to use Japanese dictionary. It is available in several languages such as german or french.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • Windows Phone
      Japanese dictionary & Japanese language learning tool.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      zkanji is a free and open-source study tool and dictionary of the Japanese language. It has several useful features for beginners and advanced students alike.
    2. JWPce is a free Japanese <--> English dictionary and word processor created by Glenn Rosenthal.


      JWPce was last updated on February 10th, 2005 and the official website is no longer available. The official website is however archived on Internet Archive:

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      This is a greatly enhanced fork of the defunct JWPce Japanese text editor (described below). Many bugs have been fixed and plenty of new features have been added.
    3. RomajiDesu is a free online bi-directional Japanese-English dictionary, Kanji dictionary, Sentence analyzer and Japanese to Romaji/English translator, and Romaji to Hiragana/Katakana Converters for Japanese learners.
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