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Description

Yomiwa is a fast and complete offline Japanese dictionary, including all modern features. Yomiwa also comes with powerful Optical Character Recognition technology (OCR) which lets you recognize over 4000 Japanese characters (Kanjis / Hiragana and Katakana) and provide translations Japanese into many target languages with your camera. The app displays a pop up with translations and definitions of words and kanjis as soon as you point to Japanese characters with your iPhone or iPad. You can as well take a picture or pick one from your camera roll and navigate it to translate chosen characters. Yomiwa also has a built-in drawing feature for you to draw and translate Japanese characters on your touch-screen with very high accuracy.

Features:
• A complete and powerful built-in dictionary with full informations about words, kanjis (on-yomi, kun-yomi, meaning, stroke order etc.) and example sentences. Available languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Hungarian, Dutch, Slovene, Swedish and Hungarian.
• Search definitions from any kind of alphabet: Kanjis / Hiraganas / Katakanas / Romajis. You can search from Japanese words or from foreign words.
• Input characters by: Drawing / Radical search / Keyboard
• A powerful Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine which lets you translate Japanese characters with your camera or from your camera roll pictures
• Text Analyzer: Paste some text, or import it from the OCR modes, into the text analyzer to get furiganas and definitions of each word in the text
• A proper names database (such as people names, places, locations...)
• Japanese pronunciation of words in roman letters (romaji) or hiragana / katakana.
• Draw characters on the screen to translate them and practice writing Japanese
• Read either horizontal or vertical Japanese text
• Build vocabulary lists of Japanese words and Kanjis (which you can share as files or text in may ways!)
• Get help from the user community by sharing pictures on the Yomiwa Wall.

Yomiwa is perfect for:
• Use as a dictionary
• Read and understand Japanese text (newspaper, manga, books,...)
• Learn and study Japanese Kanjis (meaning, reading, drawing, writing)
• Translate Japanese words in everyday life situations
• Instant on-the-go translation when travelling in Japan
• Overcome the language barrier!

Video visible on the link below (developer website). However, the app has been greatly improved from the last video footage.
Feedback and suggestions are very welcome: feedback.ios@yomiwa.net

What's New

Version 3.4.6

• Small design adjustments
• Added a history list to see previously looked-up words
• Export pictures directly in Yomiwa to recognize the Japanese characters inside

*Very recent changes:
• Added search by radicals
• Text Analyzer: Paste some text, or import it from the OCR modes, in the new text analyzer mode to get furiganas and definitions of each word in the text.
• When you enter Japanese text in the dictionary search bar and no results are found, the text may be decomposed into several words for which definitions are provided
• iPhone X design adjustments
• Better parsing of Japanese text
• Better ranking of word translations in OCR modes
• More detailed word informations (synonyms, antonyms, dialect, field etc.)
• You can now add personal notes to word informations (and see all of them in the vocabulary-lists section)
• In the dictionary mode, you can now search words that either start with / end with / contains the query word
• More detailed information for each Kanji such as JLPT level, grade, frequency, compounds etc.
• Added several languages to the dictionary, Yomiwa can now provide detailed information of Japanese words into: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Hungarian, Dutch, Slovene, Swedish and Hungarian. Check out the download menu!
• Improved character recognition accuracy
• Yomiwa can now recognize around 4000 Japanese characters (~3000 before)
• Added more ways to share vocabulary lists
• Recognition of words split across multiple lines

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5

20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Bad reviews are misguided

Super banana it's cool

I’d like to preface this review by saying yomiwa is an excellent app for its intended purpose. I am a high school student and use the app for studying. the photo recognition works great and the app provides a lot of sample sentence to go along with the vocab which I find incredibly helpful. Again, The photo recognition works well focused in on a sheet of paper or on a wall, not outside on a street sign. If you don’t speak Japanese or read it and want to be able to get around, you’re better off with a travel dictionary or something. However as far as research purposes go this app works great and easily worth the money in exchange for the added convenience.

Essential for serious Japanese learners

It's academic veteran

This app does an amazing job of Kanji recognition, even for names!! It is essential for serious study - I am using it to read online newspapers and a paperback novel. My reading skill has greatly improved.
The way to use this app is to do a screen capture to your photo roll, or use Camera+ with image stabilization turned on, and then read in the photo. The live camera is too jittery. The ocr window generally needs to be adjusted to be narrower and the zoom increased somewhat in order to get the best accuracy.
The developer, Vivien, is extremely responsive to feedback and provides bug fixes.

Amazing kanji scan recognition

serene and impatient

This app is getting 90% of what I'm shooting, which for me includes hand-brushed kanji from maps made hundreds of years ago. Pros:
* you can easily set the scan zone.
* you can freeze the image
* app puts its reading of the kanji next to the image and highlights what it is identifying, so you can tell if it's seeing the image correctly.
* app offers multiple meanings of kanji (essential) and variant versions
* app will isolate several kanji in scan area and you can scroll from one to the next.
* you can copy kanji to your clipboard (which I use to translate from Chinese to get possible alternative meanings or more literal translations).

Kanji will vary because of the brush variances and the artistry of the calligrapher, so this won't be perfect. But my learning the kanji is now much more empowered.

Information

Seller
Vivien Seguy
Size
167.6 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, French
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2013-2018 Yomiwa
Price
$5.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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