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Translate from Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.

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Sanzang Utils

The Sanzang Utilities are a small collection of programs for translating from
Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (the CJK languages). These tools can be used for
generating rough but useful translations that closely follow the source text.
These programs are written in Python 3 and are available under the MIT License.

The Sanzang translation tools use a delimited text file for storing translation
rules, and a command-based editor is also included that can do both interactive
editing and scripted table editing. The utilities included in this package are:

* szu-ed (1) - Command-based translation table editor
* szu-r (1) - Preprocessor for reformatting CJK text
* szu-t (1) - The main translation program
* szu-ss (1) - Make string substitutions

These programs all come with standard Unix manual pages, and a tutorial is also
available. Program documentation aims to be complete and accurate. Missing or
inaccurate information may be filed as a bug.


To run these programs, Python 3.x is required. Installation on a Unix-like
platform is advised, but Windows is possible too. If you must use Windows, then
Cygwin is the best environment for these programs.

To install these programs the "Python way," you can use

# python3 install

Otherwise, you could do it the "Unix way" by using the makefile::

# make install

If you install with the makefile, you can also uninstall with the makefile::

# make uninstall

The choice of which installation method to use is just a personal preference.

Learning more

After installing Sanzang Utils, you may read the tutorial which is included in
this package. The tutorial gives an introduction to each aspect of the system,
including how to develop and apply your own translation tables.

* *Sanzang Homepage* <>
* *Sanzang: Introduction* <>
* *Sanzang Utils Tutorial* <>


GitHub project: <>

Versions of Sanzang Utils follow the scheme N.N.N, indicating the major
version, minor version, and the patch number. The patch number is incremented
for sets of small updates or bug fixes, the minor number indicates some new
feature or new behavior, and the major number indicates a big change or new and
incompatible behavior.

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