So what's new about the new version? The first innovation is the new English Japanese dictionary, the former dictionary result has been replaced by a much richer content with related words, relevant examples and a beautiful layout (Fig. 1). The performance also increases dramatically thanks to the intelligent caching.
|Figure 1. A sample result page|
A brand new Kanji dictionary has been included. The Kanji dictionary is empowered with an advanced Kanji search form and a multiple Kanji lookup methods. Without complicated input as other dictionary out there, here you can search for a Kanji directly, or by English meaning, or number of strokes, or a specific grade, etc. The result page will high-light popular (joujou) Kanji and put the English meaning there for you (Figure 2).
|Figure 2. A sample result page for Kanji Lookup.|
The Kanji Detail page is real deal with lots of useful information such as ON reading and KUN reading, related Japanese words and meanings,...and a nicely rendered stroke order diagram. (Fig. 3).
|Figure 3. A sample result page for Kanji Lookup.|
Last but not least, the Kanji dictionary includes a powerful Multiple Kanji radical lookup methods. The result page is also use the smart card display which include a short English discription (Fig. 4). So if you are a Japanese learner, check it out and I strongly believe that you will love it. But if you have any suggestion of how to improve the dictionary, please leave a comment here.
P/S. The section Japanese to Romaji has been remove from the homepage temporarily because I want to improve it in terms of accuracy and performance. If you are capable of implement such thing, please contact me.