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zkanji v0.537 re-release

zkanji is a feature rich Japanese language study suite and
dictionary for Windows. It is based on data from JMdict,
KANJIDIC and RADKFILE.

There have been a little glitch in the latest zkanji, so I have decided to keep the version number from yesterday and replace the files. Please download the executable only version again if you have already downloaded zkanji yesterday.

Posted by z-one 2010-03-06

zkanji v0.537 released

zkanji is a feature rich Japanese language study suite and
dictionary for Windows. It is based on data from JMdict,
KANJIDIC and RADKFILE.

Release notes for zkanji v0.537:

This is mainly a bugfix release.

Improvements and changes:
Allocated statistics window memory is freed up when changing tabs in the long term study list to avoid memory problems.
Windows outside the visible desktop area are positioned back at startup.
Added hint indicating shortcut keys to the dictionary buttons.
Dictionary selector shortcut keys work in the clipboard viewer and kanji information windows too.
Fixed: Character for decimal sign is now taken from current locale.
Fixed: zkanji froze when the single window was resized on a system with thinner border than 8 pixels.
All window constraints were changed to use the system theme settings for the border thickness.
Fixed: The dictionary never found words with the kanji meaning "Asia".
* Fixed: some compatibility errors with Vista/Windows 7

Posted by z-one 2010-03-05

zkanji v0.391 released

zkanji is a feature rich Japanese language study suite for Windows operating systems: http://sourceforge.net/projects/zkanji

Release notes for zkanji v0.391:

New feature:
Many improvements of the custom dictionary import functionality:
- Separate word groups for new and modified meanings.
- Word group creation can be selected for every import mode.
- Matching meanings skipped when importing words to dictionary. Every meaning of the modified words were imported before, even those that matched.
Double-click selects whole text in kana edit boxes (eg. dictionary search bar).
Added new setting to automatically start zkanji on system startup.
In the stroke order editor deleting, adding new strokes and changing an element's standalone status updates the value of the centrepoint edit box and also enables or disables it as needed.
Saving the long-term study list edit window dimensions when the "Restore last window positions" is checked in the settings.
Made stroke width of stroke order diagram animation thinner in the kanji info window.
New option in the kanji info window to indicate starting position of strokes by a red dot.
New lines no longer hide stroke numbers during stroke order diagram animation when the line would overlap with the number.
Tweeked stroke order diagram drawing speed and shadow position.
Added first user word and kanji group export to csv file to the study groups window menu. The different types of data might be exported into separate files later. ... read more

Posted by z-one 2009-11-07

zkanji - First thumbs up

Thank you for the first recommendation for this project. It always feels good when someone shows their appreciation towards my efforts!

Posted by z-one 2009-09-12

zkanji v0.39 released

zkanji is a feature rich Japanese language study suit for Windows operating systems: http://sourceforge.net/projects/zkanji

Release notes for zkanji v0.39:

New features:
Added a stroke order diagram editor that can modify existing elements, and also create new ones and assign them to kanji.
Some minor enhancements of the long-term study dialog, especially for the list of words.

Bugfixes:
Kanji information popup comes up in front of the popup dictionary even for the first time
When deleting kanji from the long-term study list it was possible to also remove words from the list that were linked to other kanji as well.
Sometimes there was an error when the user quit the program with no message box or any other sign only the system beep. It didn't cause any harm but it was annoying.
Stroke order diagram didn't play for one kanji.
* Saving empty string for meaning in the Redefine Word window should have been forbidden.

Posted by z-one 2009-08-29

zkanji v0.37 released

zkanji is a feature rich Japanese word and kanji dictionary and also a study suit for Windows operating systems. http://sourceforge.net/projects/zkanji

New feature in v0.37: Import dictionary csv file previously exported from WAKAN.

Posted by z-one 2009-07-24

zkanji v0.351 released - fix

Sorry for this early update since yesterday. There was a small bug that caused the program to hang at startup in some cases.

zkanji is a feature rich Japanese word and kanji dictionary and also a study suit for Windows operating systems.

Posted by z-one 2009-07-22

zkanji v0.35 released

zkanji is a feature rich Japanese word and kanji dictionary and also a study suit for Windows operating systems.

The new version includes lots of bug fixes and also improvements to the long-term kanji study list. For example tests can now be suspended and are saved when you quit the program. Just make sure you don't forget about it, because suspended tests are aborted when the study day changes!

Posted by z-one 2009-07-21