A command line program that helps looking up kanji in James Heisig's book
Lookup Kanji by Heisig Keyword or frame number
For people who learn kanji with the book by James Heisig (remembering the kanji).
A little command line interface that allows to look up multiple kanji with
- The keyword (or parts of it)
- Parts of the mneomic/story
- The frame number
Installation with python package manager:
pip3 install --user --upgrade rtk-lookup
The command line interface can then be started with
If this doesn't work, you can use
python3 -m rtklookup
~/.local/bin/ to your
Installing latest development version:
git clone https://github.com/klieret/rtk-lookup.git cd rtk-lookup pip3 install --editable --user .
To search through your own stories/menmonic, you need to supply them via a text file (e.g. download them from kanji.koohii).
(default) large resist 大抵 (default) 107 1832 大抵 (default) large 1832 大抵
If words are not found, they are converted to hiragana if the
romkan module is installed (optional).
romkan module which can be downloaded here.
(default) large てい 大てい (default) large 抵 大抵 (default) large tei 大てい
You can also lookup english keyword with kanji too
(default) 譲 譲: defer (default) 図書館 図: map 書: write 館: bldg.
To quit, type
There are four modes (in parenthesis: command to activate mode)
- default (
.d): Do nothing.
- copy (
.c): Copy result to clipboard.
- lookup (
.w): Lookup expression (default: tangorin.com with firefox)
- conditional: Lookup expression if the search gave a unique result
- primitive (
.p): Try to find kanji by specifying primitives (this requires an additional file that contains all the kanji stories of the user)
The current mode is displayed by the prompt.
If the input matches more than one result, no action will be performed, regardless of the current mode.
More on searching
If a keyword contains a space, substitute
(default) sign_of_the_hog 亥
word+ will look for all keywords of the form "word1 word2 word3" where word matches (exactly) one of the words.
(default) fish+ 乙: fish guts 魚: fish 鰭: fish fin (default) fin+ 鰭 (default) fish+ thunder 乙魚鰭雷 ──────── 乙: fish guts 魚: fish 鰭: fish fin
word? will look for all keywords that contain "word":
(default) fish? 貝: shellfish 乙: fish guts 魚: fish 漁: fishing 恣: selfish 鰭: fish fin (default) fin? 指: finger 棺: coffin 緻: fine 縁: affinity 精: refined 済: finish 婉: well finished 鰭: fish fin (default) fish? thunder 貝乙魚漁恣鰭雷 ────────────── 貝: shellfish 乙: fish guts 魚: fish 漁: fishing 恣: selfish 鰭: fish fin
You can mix multiple search options:
Issues, Suggestions, Feature Requests etc.
Open a ticket at this addon's gitbucket issue page. Suggestions and feature requests are welcome as well!
GNU AGPL, version 3 or later. The list of all kanji by heisig number
RTK.tsv was included in an Anki plugin with copyright Ian Worthington Worthy.firstname.lastname@example.org, GNU GPL, version 3 or later.
- 23 Oct 2017: Moved repository to github.
- 05 Aug 2015: Series of bigger changes.
- 31 Mai 2015: First version released.
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