Projects / J-Ben


J-Ben is an aid for studying Japanese. Its primary focus is for looking up and studying kanji (the Chinese characters used in Japanese writing). It also features kanji and vocabulary study lists, cross-referencing of kanji searches with the vocabulary list, a kanji flash card drilling mode, and a Japanese-English dictionary.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  23 Jan 2011 13:31

    Release Notes: Internationalization support was added, including a partial French translation. This version depends on jblite 0.4.3.

    •  06 Mar 2010 01:26

      Release Notes: Basic dictionary lookup is working. Most features from version 1.2.3 are not yet present.

      •  09 Dec 2008 13:32

        Release Notes: A bug with the shebang line in the Linux download script was fixed. A bug involving the kanji test configuration tab's default settings on fresh installs was fixed. A few other minor changes were made.

        •  30 Nov 2008 11:44

          Release Notes: Kanji can now be added and sorted by Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) level. A bug with the JLPT code introduced in the previous version was also fixed. The kanji list editor has also been slightly revised.

          •  16 Nov 2008 15:06

            Release Notes: The default kanji file was changed from KANJIDIC2 to KANJIDIC to improve performance. The Kanji dictionary now shows Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) levels for kanji characters. Kanji test mode now has single-key keyboard shortcuts, stroke order display in kanji writing mode, and a "show answers" button. Improved installers for Linux and Windows allow users to download and install optional dictionary and stroke order diagram packages automatically.


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