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Get kanji readings, kanji composition trees, and groupings


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Kanji

With Kanji you can:

  • Get readings information of kanji characters.
  • Get kanji characters in an array based on categorization.
  • Get kanji composition tree.

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This package is part of Japanese Toolkit JS suite.


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Usage as Module

Kanji Readings

Get the readings of kanji

const kanji = require('kanji');

kanji.readings('食')
/* Result:
{
  on: [ 'ショク', 'ジキ' ],
  kun: [ 'く.う', 'く.らう', 'た.べる', 'は.む' ],
  nanori: [ 'ぐい' ]
}
*/

Kanji Collections

// Kanji Kentei
console.log(kanji.kanken.lv10());
console.log(kanji.kanken.lv09());
console.log(kanji.kanken.lv08());
console.log(kanji.kanken.lv07());
console.log(kanji.kanken.lv06());
console.log(kanji.kanken.lv05());
console.log(kanji.kanken.lv04());
console.log(kanji.kanken.lv03());
console.log(kanji.kanken.lv02pre());
console.log(kanji.kanken.lv02());
console.log(kanji.kanken.lv01pre());
console.log(kanji.kanken.lv01());

// Old JLPT
console.log(kanji.jlpt.old4());
console.log(kanji.jlpt.old3());
console.log(kanji.jlpt.old2());
console.log(kanji.jlpt.old1());

// New JLPT
console.log(kanji.jlpt.n5());
console.log(kanji.jlpt.n4());
console.log(kanji.jlpt.n3());
console.log(kanji.jlpt.n2());
console.log(kanji.jlpt.n1());

// Kyouiku Kanji
console.log(kanji.grade.g01());
console.log(kanji.grade.g02());
console.log(kanji.grade.g03());
console.log(kanji.grade.g04());
console.log(kanji.grade.g05());
console.log(kanji.grade.g06());
console.log(kanji.grade.g08()); // Remaining of Joyo Kanji
console.log(kanji.grade.g09()); // Jinmeiyo Kanji
console.log(kanji.grade.g10()); // Variant of Joyo Kanji

// Frequency 1-2501 Kanji taken from KANJIDIC
// The frequency list is made by Alexandre Girardi
console.log(kanji.freq());

// 13,108 kanji from KANJIDIC (JIS X 0208-1998, JIS X 0212-1990, JIS X 0213-2012())
console.log(kanji.all());

The kanji characters in the frequency list array are ordered from most popular to least popular. The rest of arrays are not ordered.

console.log(kanji.related.antonyms());
console.log(kanji.related.lookalikes());
console.log(kanji.related.synonyms());
console.log(kanji.related.variants());

Kanji Composition Tree

const kanji = require('kanji');

console.log(kanji.kanjiTree('国'));

/* Result:
{
    element: "国",
    g: [{
            element: "囗"
        },
        {
            element: "玉",
            g: [{
                    element: "王"
                },
                {
                    element: "丶"
                }
            ]
        },
        {
            element: "囗"
        }
    ]
}
*/

Notes

Everytime you call the functions above, it reads the json file from the data or dist folder. If you call the same function frequently, please use memoization techniques to reduce file read.

Usage as CLI Tool

Install kanji tool

npm install -g kanji

Show kanji Tree

kanji-tree 焼き鳥

Output

├─ 焼
│  ├─ 火
│  └─ 尭
│     ├─ 卉
│     │  ├─ 十
│     │  └─ 廾
│     │     ├─ 十
│     │     ├─ 丿
│     │     └─ 十
│     └─ ?
│        ├─ 兀
│        │  └─ 一
│        └─ 儿
│           └─ 丿
├─ ?
└─ 鳥
   └─ 灬

Development

Preparation

npm install
npm run download-source
npm run extract-data

Watch

npm run watch

Testing

npm test

Compile

npm run compile

Acknowledgment

The items are collected from following sources:

Authors

See also the list of contributors who participated in this project.

License

Copyright © 2020 Ezzat Chamudi

Kanji code is licensed under MPL-2.0. Images, logos, docs, and articles in this project are released under CC-BY-4.0.

Libraries, dependencies, and tools used in this project are tied with their licenses.

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Last updated on 11 Jan 2021

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