Yomiwa Japanese Dictionary by Vivien Seguy (Universal)
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Released: Sep 29, 2013
Version: 3.2.1
Size: 98 MB
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Yomiwa Japanese Dictionary

Vivien Seguy
Yomiwa is a fast and complete offline Japanese dictionary, including all modern features. Yomiwa also comes with powerful Character Recognition technology (OCR) which lets you translate Japanese into many target languages with your camera. The app displays a pop up with translations and definitions of single kanjis and words as soon as you point to Japanese characters with your iPhone or iPad. You can as well take a picture or pick one from your camera roll and navigate it to translate chosen characters. Yomiwa also has a built-in drawing feature for you to draw and translate Japanese characters on your touch-screen with very high accuracy.

Features:
• A complete and powerful built-in dictionary with full informations about words, kanjis (on-yomi, kun-yomi, meaning, stroke order etc.) and example sentences. Available languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Hungarian, Dutch, Slovene, Swedish and Hungarian.
• Search definitions from any kind of input: Kanjis / Hiraganas / Katakanas / Romajis. You can search from Japanese words or from foreign words.
• A powerful Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine which lets you translate Japanese characters with your camera or from your camera roll pictures
• Translation of words made of all types of Japanese characters (Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana)
• A proper names database (such as people names, places, locations...)
• Japanese pronunciation of words in roman letters (romaji) or hiragana / katakana.
• Draw characters on the screen to translate them and practice writing Japanese
• Read either horizontal or vertical Japanese text
• Build vocabulary lists of Japanese words and Kanjis (which you can share as files or text in may ways!)
• Get help from the user community by sharing pictures on the Yomiwa Wall.

Yomiwa is perfect for:
• Use as a dictionary
• Read and understand Japanese text (newspaper, manga, books,...)
• Learn and study Japanese Kanjis (meaning, reading, drawing, writing)
• Translate Japanese words in everyday life situations
• Instant on-the-go translation when travelling in Japan
• Overcome the language barrier!

Video visible on the link below (developer website). However, the app has been greatly improved from the last video footage.
Feedback and suggestions are very welcome: feedback.ios@yomiwa.net

What's new in version 3.2.1
• Bug fixes

*Very recent changes:
• Added several languages to the dictionary, Yomiwa can now provide detailed information of Japanese words into: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Hungarian, Dutch, Slovene, Swedish and Hungarian. Check out the download menu!
• Improved character recognition accuracy
• Yomiwa can now recognize around 4000 Japanese characters (~3000 before)
• Added more ways to share vocabulary lists
• Recognition of words split across multiple lines
• Improved dictionary search
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • ➜ Yomiwa Japanese Dictionary is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • ➜ It is currently 25% off its regular price.
  • ➜ Yomiwa Japanese Dictionary is currently ranked #77 in paid Education apps for iPhone.
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