Kanji lookup

In Japanese Windows 2000 or XP there’s a utility to lookup kanji characters by drawing them with your mouse, but if you can’t draw them well enough you’re screwed.

This site will let you lookup characters by choosing radicals. I just found it and it saved me the embarrassment of having to ask a coworker to read for me. (I hate doing that. It’s a man thing, like refusing to ask for directions.)


Rich Pav

Richard has been living in Japan since 1990 with his wife and two teenage sons, Tony and Andy.

10 thoughts to “Kanji lookup”

  1. You should try to download rikaichan. This saves me a lot of time. By the way do you know any japanese web sites with free books that you can read online?

  2. how can you look up tjhe japanese characters in windows? is it in the ime? i would be curious to know.

  3. What a great site. I’m xfer’ng vinyl that I brought home in 1960 to CD’s and want to create CD labels. Spent at least three hours yesterday trying to find one kanji by stroke count. Found it in less than 5 minutes on this site. どうも ありがとう

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