Kaku VS yomichan

Compare Kaku vs yomichan and see what are their differences.

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Kaku yomichan
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2.7 8.5
2 months ago 3 days ago
Kotlin JavaScript
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Kaku. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-22.


Posts with mentions or reviews of yomichan. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-19.
  • Manga for practicing reading comprehension.
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/LearnJapanese | 19 Sep 2022
    Just read whatever you're most interested in so that you have motivation to keep reading despite having to look up so many words. Use digital versions so that you can use tools like mokuro and yomichan to easily look up unknown words.
  • Thoughts on buying a kindle to get more reading done in Japanese?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/japanlife | 14 Aug 2022
    If you're going to be reading on a computer anyway, you can just use https://ttu-ebook.web.app/ to read epub files and use Yomichan for on-the-fly lookups. I just convert my Kindle purchases to .epub and read on ttu.
  • [GUIDE] How to use texthookers and JL/Yomichan to read visual novels in Japanese
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/visualnovels | 9 Aug 2022
    Yomichan For starters, Jmdict, JMnedict, KANJIDIC will do. You can use Kanjium for pitch accent. I also use monolingual dictionaries and word frequency/rarity dictionaries. Yomichan developer page containing lots of information including usage. Please read it. Refer to their github for any issues.
  • I programmed a script for finding Japanese sentences containing only words I already know
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/LearnJapanese | 4 Aug 2022
    Not related to your question but you mentioning pulling up jisho.org makes me think maybe you don't know about yomichan: https://foosoft.net/projects/yomichan/ lookups are way faster with it
  • Are there any text hookers for Trails in the Sky?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/Falcom | 30 Jul 2022
    I don’t know if there’s exactly what you’re looking for, but a good alternative, slightly more cumbersome option could be capture2text plus yomichan.
  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus - english option?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/japanlife | 23 Jan 2022
    Pick up a Genki Shadowcast. They sell them on Amazon. It's essentially a tiny little capture card but it's intended for playing your games using your laptop as a monitor (of course it works on desktop too.) If you use that you can run the video signal through your computer and you can scan the text in the game with OCR software to read the text and copy it to the clipboard. You can use a clipboard inserter to get that text into the browser and look up words using Yomichan. From there you can even quickly generate Anki flashcards using an extension like AnkiConnect and study / review the words later on after you're done playing for the evening. It makes learning new vocab from games very easy. And if you want to add context to your cards you can easily take screenshots and paste them in also, but beyond that card generation is fully automated - it's as simple as clicking a button in the Yomichan window.
  • Japanese wife wants me to get a "cool" job
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/japanlife | 18 Jan 2022
    I know that sounds like a lot but you can automate most of the flash card creation process using Yomichan. If you get good at it, you can generate flashcards in just a few seconds so it won't interrupt the media too much.
  • Yomichad - Japanese pop-up dictionary for qutebrowser
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/qutebrowser | 14 Jan 2022
    I really love qutebrowser, but what initially kept me from using it as my main browser was the lack of a Japanese pop-up dictionary userscript in the vein of yomichan, 10ten or rikaikun. That's why I wrote my own one, called yomichad. If you are interested, you can find more information in the repository. I hope it will be of help to others as well!
  • What is the best option to read untranslated VN's for someone like me?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/visualnovels | 7 Jan 2022
    Get a setup with a texthooker + Yomichan/ankiconnect
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/visualnovels | 7 Jan 2022
    Yomichan is a mouseover dictionary with a lot of customization options for hotkeys, appearance, dictionaries, ect. From the site you can download a basic J>E dictionary along with a names dictionary, you can also add extra EPWING dictionaries as well which will allow for more J>E or J>J dictionaries.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Kaku and yomichan you can also consider the following projects:

mpvacious - Adds mpv keybindings to create Anki cards from movies and TV shows.

tachiyomi - Free and open source manga reader for Android.

Textractor - Extracts text from video games and visual novels. Highly extensible.

Game2Text - Complete toolbox for gamifying language learning

kotoba - A Discord bot for helping with learning Japanese.


Japanese-Conjugation-Helper - Conjugates, downloads audio files, brings up detailed word and kanji information, creates tests and more. Useful for quickly making Anki cards and searching definitions of words.

rikaikun - rikaikun is a Chrome extension that helps you to read Japanese web pages by showing the reading and English definition of Japanese words when you hover over them.

Memento - An mpv-based video player for studying Japanese

nightTab - A neutral new tab page accented with a chosen colour. Customise the layout, style, background and bookmarks with nightTab.

jidoujisho - A full-featured immersion language learning suite for mobile.

Hanzisize - A browser extension to selectively enlarge text of a user-selected language