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Kanji Networks interface

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Kanji Networks
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kanjinetworks is an interface for the Kanji Networks database.

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## Description

[Kanji Networks](http://www.kanjinetworks.com) was a website offering etymologies for kanjis. The website was closed end of August 2016, but the database was made available as a PDF.

kanjinetworks is an interface for extracting, parsing and exporting the etymologies from the PDF file in python.

The package also include the `kn_to_ja.py` script to import the Kanji Networks etymologies into a [iOS Japanese App](https://japaneseapp.com/) backup files as notes. Warning: existing notes might be lost as this script replaces them.

## Requirements

kanjinetworks is compatible with Python versions 2 and depends on PDF miner.

## Install

To install kanjinetworks, run pip:

pip install kanjinetworks

or clone this directory and run setup:

python setup.py install

## Usage

To import etymologies into a Japanese App backup files:

kn_to_ja.py PATH_TO_JAPANESE_BACKUP_FILE

To use the parser:

from kanjinetworks import get_text
from kanjinetworks import KanjiNetworksParser

text = get_text()

kanjis = KanjiNetworksParser().parse(text)
for kanji in kanjis:
print unicode(kanji)

# Credits

The Etymological Dictionary of Han/Chinese Characters is by Lawrence J. Howell / Research Collaborator Hikaru Morimoto / Kanji Networks (http://www.kanjinetworks.com).

File distributed with the permission of the author.

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