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About this app

Hey Japanese learners! Do you need help reading the Kanji in manga, novels, magazines, newspapers, textbooks, etc.? Live Kanji can help!

Live Kanji is a Japanese OCR (Optical Character Recognition) App which is designed to be useful to Japanese language learners. It allows you to use the camera on your device to instantly translate Japanese words and individual Kanji to English and see their Japanese pronunciations.

Some features of Live Kanji include:
Live Mode: translations and pronunciations in real time
Still Mode: take a photo and then adjust the zoom, pan, and crop until you get just the right words selected
Word Mode: translate whole Japanese words to English
Kanji Mode: single Kanji meanings and pronunciations (kun-yomi and on-yomi)
Open Image: import an image from your photo library or from another App
Send: send the detected Japanese text to another app (dictionary, text editor, etc.)
Copy: copy the Japanese text to your clipboard
Detection Box: adjustable detection box allows you to select just the right area of the screen
Zoom: pinch to zoom in on smaller text
• Supports both horizontal and vertical text
Updated on
Mar 4, 2024

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Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

What's new

Bug fixes and performance improvements.