Reading Manga with Hiragana

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  • mokuro

    Read Japanese manga inside browser with selectable text.

    You can use mokuro on any manga you have in digital form to turn the text into selectable text and read it in a PDF reader of your choice. You can then combine this with the Yomichan browser extension and dictionaries of your choice to allow you to instantly look up any unknown word you encounter when reading manga, with a single button press.

  • SurveyJS

    Open-Source JSON Form Builder to Create Dynamic Forms Right in Your App. With SurveyJS form UI libraries, you can build and style forms in a fully-integrated drag & drop form builder, render them in your JS app, and store form submission data in any backend, inc. PHP, ASP.NET Core, and Node.js.

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  • yomichan

    Discontinued Japanese pop-up dictionary extension for Chrome and Firefox.

    You can use mokuro on any manga you have in digital form to turn the text into selectable text and read it in a PDF reader of your choice. You can then combine this with the Yomichan browser extension and dictionaries of your choice to allow you to instantly look up any unknown word you encounter when reading manga, with a single button press.

  • manga-ocr

    Optical character recognition for Japanese text, with the main focus being Japanese manga

    I'm going to go against what everybody is saying and say to not rely on furigana. There was another comment saying to set up mokuro to use yomichan with. Imo, that would be the more ideal setup. You not only have access to a lot more manga (that don't use furigana), but being overly reliant on furigana may prevent you from building up your intuition for figuring out which kanji reading to use in which moment. Part of building comprehension/intuition is trying to figure out which kanji reading/word meaning you should use in each differing context. Furthermore, if you can't set up mokuro, look into setting up an OCR and a texthooker. https://github.com/kha-white/manga-ocr The one above would be the one that I would recommend the most.

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