Jitai (字体): The font randomizer that fits


#241

I just tried this out on my review session and it was quite refreshing. Thanks for this incredibly practical userscript!

I haven’t scoured this thread, so I apologize if this has already been mentioned, but I use the rikaisama extension all the time and the moving the cursor to the kanji or word makes it dangerously close to revealing the answer through a pop-up for me, and that did happen on a few occasions. If it was possible to extend the mouse detection range (perhaps even to the upper frame of the review screen) or allow a keyboard shortcut that would be fantastic.


#242

Been using this since level 1, and it is absolutely awesome.  Thank you so much!


#243

I just wanted to say I started using this and it is THE COOLEST THING! It’s so cool! It’s wild how different some of the kanji can look. Blows my mind! Thank you so much, @obskyr!

If anyone has any fonts not mentioned in the original post that they can recommend, I’m all ears.


#244

LOVE IT !
Not only does this force me to think more in terms of radicals, but it also keeps reviews more interesting.
On the first day of using this, I already failed a burn because 帰 looked weird in the font.


#245

One of the fonts Jitai uses, chifont+, has updated! There’s a new version of it out called Nchifont+. Naturally, since I can’t stay away from writing code for everything, I wrote a script to compare two fonts, see which glyphs are different, and make a comparison GIF of them. As it turns out, Chihaya (the author of the font) redrew nearly every kanji, which made for a ridiculously huge gif, so… I ended up having to basically throw that code out. Instead, I made the script output a comparison GIF for WaniKani’s first 225 kanji - check it out:

Since I put all this time into making this script… if you’d like a comparison gif between two fonts, I guess I take requests now :sweat_smile:

I don’t know about you, but personally I like the original chifont+! I appreciate that it’s wonkier than the more proper Nchifont+. Hand writing is often wonky, after all.

Anyway, this means a small update is coming in not too long, to support Nchifont+. I might add a few more fonts, even (more handwriting, anyone?), and I think I’ll see if I can extend the hover area a bit in accordance with @Inserio’s suggestion - Rikai-chan-kun-sama seems to be a fairly common browser extension.


Kanji usage frequency (books, news and Twitter)
#246

You’re right, the new font seems to have more straight angles (meaning 0°, 90°) compared to the old one whose horizontal lines seem to angle at around 5°. I also prefer the old font, but the new one is not bad. Chifont is cozy and easy to read.


#247

Thanks for this amazing extension! I wish I had it years ago when I started WK.

Just one problem, I can’t figure out where to download chifont+/Nchifont+. I followed the link on Github and wasn’t able to track the download down from there.


#248

Ah, I’m so sorry, I noticed that… I just haven’t had time to update the link or the script. You can get it from here – use the lower download link, as that’s for chifont+. You could also download Nchifont+, but you’d have to add it manually to the script.

I’m glad you’re enjoying the script otherwise! :blush:


#249

I just installed it, so I hope this works!


#250

It would be so great if someone could make a megazip with all of these fonts included…


#251

That would mean exerting more than the minimum amount of energy me not being a lazy person and actually putting in some effort… maybe someone else will though?


#252

So, I added one too many fonts. One of them I absolutely hate, as its unrecognizable for me and slows my reviews down as I have to hover over it EVERY TIME, and I want it off my computer.

Where can I go to delete it? This thing is awful:

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Thanks.


#253

I actually love that one because it’s how people can scribble kanji on paper. But in case you want to delete it - you’re looking for ArmedBanana.


#254

Yo @Heiopei, why in the world did you change the thread title? What’s up?


#255

Someone actually did, but it’s been deleted by now. I’ve skipped doing that in order to respect all the licenses of the different fonts so far, though I can’t recall if there was any font with a “no redistribution” clause… Perhaps I should take a look at that if I find the time.


#256

Kanji and Kana in thread titles have been causing some issues lately. But I won’t change it back again if you don’t want that.


#257

I love you.


#258

*smooch* :heart_eyes_cat:


#259

Is there a font for pixelated Kanji, like in GameBoy?


#260

Try one of these: