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rschultz

Ryan Schultz , United States of America
kanjisaver

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dobdo: On Debian/Ubuntu the package you want to install is 'libqt3-mt-dev'; sorry for the slow response.

ltesar: I don't think it's necessary on all distros, but possibly only SuSE. I compile on Debian AMD64 without any extra flags, but I'm already planning to add a note on the next release.

Thanks :- ) - Oct 04 2006
kanjisaver

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New in 0.9.10. Thanks for reminding me :- ) - Jul 12 2006
kanjisaver

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That would be great, but I'm probably much too lazy to do anything like it :- )

If I ever get around to fixing kanjisaver to not use a header file for kanji info and, rather, actually parse kanjidic/edict, I'll try to set it up to be generic enough to accept other languages. - Mar 07 2006
kanjisaver

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Ack! Sorry, I try to be responsive, but I'm used to dealing with problems through email -- and I forgot to set mail notifications for KDE-Apps.

Installation instructions are in the INSTALL file included with Kanjisaver -- all you should have to do is './configure && make && make install'.

I'm not sure why it would install to /usr/local/kde/ on your system (I'm strictly a Debian guy), but you can set the prefix during the configure step like so: './configure --prefix=/usr'. That should put everything in the right place, unless your kde-config gives strange answers or something. If you can't get it working, please contact me via email and I'll see what I can do.

Only the .desktop file and the binary (kanjisaver.kss) need to be installed. The binary should go in /usr/bin and the .desktop in /usr/share/applnk/System/ScreenSavers . KDE will pick it up then and you can configure it through KControl or by running 'kanjisaver.kss -setup' from the command line.

The setup tool allows you to pick between on and kun readings -- please note that English readings aren't yet available in the release, but kanjisaver from darcs does have them, along with several other changes! There will be a new version soon with several nice new things.

Kanjisaver is also available now directly from Debian's archives.

Hope that helps! - Dec 09 2005
kanjisaver

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Yes, I originally planned to integrate kanji support into Kannasaver as an option, but, after talking with Mathias, I decided that it would be better as a separate application. Kannasaver is focused on subconscious learning by repeated viewing; Kanjisaver can't rely on that because, for example, JLPT level 1 has >1000 kanji -- it would be tricky to subconsciously learn that many :- ) Plus I need a lot of support code -- font scaling, table picking, etc, which would have cluttered up Kannasaver.

So I developed Kanjisaver separately. It focuses not on subconscious learning, but on improving character recognition, introducing new characters, and on showing some of the intricacies of the shodo (with a nice font!).

Kanjisaver will be going into Debian after the KDE transition -- I'm a maintainer and I already have a sponsor.

Thanks for commenting! - Nov 23 2005