Does anyone know if there’s a way to get a list of all visually similar kanji and their level, WITHOUT having to go onto every individual kanji and view them? I have the Niai userscript, but I’d love to be able to just easily grab a list of basically: kanji/kanji level/visually similar kanji/level of the similar kanji, or something like that, so I can review them easily outside of WK. Thanks!
Yeah, I’m interested in this too… I never know if it’s cow or noon
The cow has a horn. Thank me later
To supplement the Niai script I recommend using the Item Inspector as an easy way to view visually similar kanji.
You can create different item lists, though I mostly focus on my leeches. When hovering over a kanji, you’ll get a pop-up like this:
It makes it easy to get that overview. I hope this helps!
Good luck with your studies!
Edit: I missed the fine-print.
The Item Inspector has an export feature also, so you could use that to review items outside of WK.
I did have a poke at the item inspector (honestly one of my fav scripts), but unfortunately it looks like even with exporting a list, you don’t get the meanings/levels of the visually similar kanji, so still have to find that manually Thank you though!
There’s a ton of options for what to export and I’m not that well-versed in all the possibilities. @prouleau Is there a way to get what OP wants? (a way to review visually similar kanji outside of WK)
I think that this changed my life. Thank you, haven’t been able to invent any good way to remember these two.
so it’s a bull?
or is it a unicow?
Hmm, do the similar kanji have to be the exact ones that are listed on WK?
I know there’s some data on visually similar kanji here, I think it would be reasonably easy to merge that list with WK data.
(assuming the item inspector can’t somehow do this after all)
If you use the Related Items filter you will get a table of the items that are visually similar to your search term… You need a search term because visually similar items must be given a reference point to be visually similar to something. You can’t just search for visually similar without a search term because then everything is visually similar to something.
The procedure would be.
- Go to the settings
- Create a table with the New button in the Tables tab.
- In the filter tab of your newly created tab configure the Related Items filter to get visually similar items. You may
- In the export tab configure the information (level etc) you want in your list.
- Save and exit the settings
- Export your table with the export button.
I mean more that whilst it can export me a list of kanji/meanings and the visually similar items, I don’t think there’s a way to make it show the meanings of those visually similar kanji as well, so I still need to manually get hold of those, where ideally I’m looking for something that’s more like:
Kanji A (level 1) means X. Visually similar kanji are Kanji B (level 2) (meaning Y); Kanji C (level 1) (meaning Z) etc.
Basically I want to be able to easily reference which kanji are visually similar to each other, and what those kanji mean, so that I can develop a way of remembering the differences between them (such as the ‘cow has a horn, noon doesn’t’ example people were discussing above)
You are right. There is no way of doing this in Item Inspector.
Oh my god, thank you so much! That’s honestly life-changing <3
Wellll I didn’t get an answer to my data question, but I tried anyway
Here you go:
The format is a bit messy, but self-explanatory I think:
Kanji (Level): [meanings]
⠀⠀⠀similar Kanji 1 (level): [meanings]
⠀⠀⠀similar Kanji 2 (level): [meanings]
… and so on.
It’s sorted by WK level.
Sorry for the late reply, I haven’t had a chance to go on the forums for a bit - but WOW this is perfect, thank you so much! Exactly what I needed, now I can actually memorise the differences between the similar kanji
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