WWWJDIC for Android

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About this app

Japanese and kanji online dictionary

Android frontend for Jim Breen's WWWJDIC

Donate version available.

* Italian dictionary support
* ICS support
* full tablet support
* Japanese pronunciation (install 'N2 TTS' from Play Store to enable)
* text to speech for kanji and dictionary entry translations (English/German/French/Spanish/Italian)
* multi-radical kanji search
* kanji of the day widget
* Japanese sentence translation
* example search with approximately 150,000 examples (Japanese/English pairs)
* example word breakdown/translation
* animated stroke order diagrams for over 6000 kanji
* history and favorites
* history and favorites backup and restore
* favorites export to CSV and Anki
* handwriting recognition (including offline via the Kanji Recognizer app)
* OCR-based handwritten kanji recognition, does not require correct stroke order
* Optical Character Recognition (OCR) -- just take a picture of any kanji you want to look up
* multiple dictionary lookup (General/Japanese Names/Computing/Life Sciences and more)
* multiple languages supported (German/French/Russian/Swedish/Hungarian/Spanish/Dutch/Slovenian/Italian)
* romaji input
* kanji compound search
* kanji lookup by reading, meaning, radical or stroke count
* radical table showing radical variations
* automatic mirror selection for best performance

About permissions:
* Camera permission is needed for OCR
* Coarse location is needed to select the closest WWWJDIC mirror
* For more details, see the FAQ:


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Updated on
Aug 22, 2023

Data safety

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No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App info and performance and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit

Ratings and reviews

1.39K reviews
Will Wells
August 22, 2023
Update: Kanji Recognizer bug fixed on 2023.8.22 for Android 12+. App can now be used as intended.
4 people found this review helpful
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Michael McConnell
September 20, 2023
I loved having the Kanji Recognizer on my old phone. When I went to re-download it on my new phone, this is all that showed up by Kanji Recognizer's creator. After downloading it, I went to test it, and it asked me to download the newest version of Kanji Recognizer, at which point I got excited and thought it might just not have shown up. But when I followed the link, it said Kanji Recognizer is not compatible with my new phone model, which in the end renders this app useless unfortunately.
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A Google user
January 23, 2022
It used to be amazing. However, I've installed the latest version on my new phone and the kanji recognition no longer works. It keeps prompting me to download the kanji recognizer app even though it's already installed. Without this feature working the app is basically useless to me.
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What's new

* Properly detect Kanji Recognizer on Android 12+
* Added privacy policy