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Tamico

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Simple Kana Editor
« on: June 13, 2015, 11:27:56 pm »
This is a (very simple) editor for katakana and hiragana. You can type in standard romaji (english representations of kana characters) and it will "translate" what you type on the fly.


More information is available at the Github repo, where you can download and build the project for yourself. You'll find instructions for building it on Windows and Linux. The code is freely available, so you're free to fork it or modify it any way you want.

There's no OSX build yet. I'm not familiar with OSX, but if you'd like, you can contribute by forking it and adding some _APPLE_ macros to get it to compile on OSX. You're not only free to do so, but it would be greatly appreciated! The only platform specific sources are main.cpp, savewindow.cpp, main.hpp, and savewindow.hpp (and potentially defines.h).

NOTE: This code does not follow any coding standard. A lot of it is sloppy. I know better now, but it's a nightmare to fix (Sorry!). Future projects will not be so sloppy.

I don't know how much more info to provide, but you can ask me any questions you might have. You can also try contacting me by email through Github.

Links:
- Github project page
- Download sources

EDIT: Fixed image.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2015, 11:49:15 pm by Tamico »

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Re: Simple Kana Editor
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2015, 03:02:42 am »
oh nice, it will make my life easier the few times I read my Japanese lessons!
Or it gives me another reason to be more serious about my learning.

Anyway, that's a nice idea, thanks!

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Re: Simple Kana Editor
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2015, 11:28:25 am »
I don't understand what this is for to be honest. Linux, Windows and OSX have Japanese input methods where you can type in standard romaji and it translates to hiragana, katakana and kanji.

This doesn't make this less impressive, but honestly I don't see much use for now :-\

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Re: Simple Kana Editor
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2015, 01:38:53 am »
[...] honestly I don't see much use for now :-\

I guess you're right. At least it was fun to make, I suppose.

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Re: Simple Kana Editor
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2015, 02:04:33 pm »
This wasn't meant to discourage you, I thought that maybe I missed something :-\

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Re: Simple Kana Editor
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2015, 06:09:38 pm »
I don't think I have that kind of program by default on my Linux, so if I have to install something, why not that one.

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Re: Simple Kana Editor
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2015, 08:55:20 pm »
Because a proper input method plugin:
1. Hooks into apps and changes latin letters into kana as you type.
2. Has kanji support.
3. Has new katakana sounds support.
4. Is (probably) available in the repos.
5. Is extremely configurable.

That's not bashing on this program, just answering "why not that one".
« Last Edit: June 15, 2015, 08:57:04 pm by FRex »
I'm not using SFML nor doing any gamedev lately.

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Re: Simple Kana Editor
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2015, 10:43:11 pm »
Because a proper input method plugin:
1. Hooks into apps and changes latin letters into kana as you type.
2. Has kanji support.
3. Has new katakana sounds support.
4. Is (probably) available in the repos.
5. Is extremely configurable.

That's not bashing on this program, just answering "why not that one".

I wish I had known before I started :(

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Re: Simple Kana Editor
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2015, 10:49:55 pm »
Just for your information, you could take a look at mozc if you are not on windows(you can install the japanese input from microsoft which is pretty good)

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Re: Simple Kana Editor
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2015, 11:19:35 pm »
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I wish I had known before I started :(
I said that wasn't bashing of your program, just saying why it can't replace an input method plugin.
I'm not using SFML nor doing any gamedev lately.

 

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