Kakuwaku: another writey thingy


#1
Greetings Wakalites,
Here is a quick and low-grade writing-practice applicay' for your more simple wanikanji-writing pleasures. It's just a quick refresher-project(for me) with little use(for you) other than writing your wanikanjis for the sake of doing it: no pressure, no achievements, just chillin' and practice with Canvas for your own personal zen-moment(if that is what you're in to). I HOPE IT WORKS~ HAVE FUN!

(NOTE: If you want something more classy and review-session-oriented for this sort of thing, check out user Munksey's awesomer API app( /t/Another-Wanikani-Recall-App-Chrome-App-For-Writing/3377/1 ). It seems really cool, and totally phat and sassy!~)


~Fiddle around with this HYURR~


Requirements/Limitations/Glitches:
  • REQ.: Up-to-date browser that supports HTML5 Canvas. 
  • REQ.: Willingness to practice with little to no feedback.
  • REQ.: Your never-ending sorrow. (It sustains me.)
  • GLITCH: Pen placement coordinates sometimes wonk-up to appear much higher than they should. FIX: Reloading a lucky amount of times. Not sure what causes it yet, but somehow it takes care of itself. Maybe you just have to believe hard enough...
  • GLITCH: IE shows it as mark-up text. FIX: In the same tab, go to a new page and then press the Back button. I'm not sure how the heck this is a thing... Oh Microsoft, you goofball!~

Features:
  • A section to look at the meaning and readings of a Kanji item in your study list.
  • A section of quick-tips for stroking your Kanji in the way it likes. (Feel free, even dutifully obligated, to correct me if I miss-noted a thing). 
  • A section to choose Kanji from a specific level.
  • The option to practice the base Kanas (None of the  Dakuten brothers)
  • A section to Write you Kanji, with a light reminder of how it looks.
  • I think that's it... K bye!~

UPDATES:
Jul 29 2014) hint-toggling.

#2

I’ll be sure to send that never-ending sorrow your way. :smiley:


#3

@ Nepharim, thanks! If there is any problem with it, feel free to give a heads up. Maybe I can fix it, that is. :slight_smile:


#4

Hey, there’s a little problem, my browser is forcing HTTPS on everything (probably an extension I have) and jQuery isn’t loading.

Just change <script src=“http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.js”></script>

to

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.js"></script>

And it should solve the problem.


#5
Helix said... Hey, there's a little problem, my browser is forcing HTTPS on everything (probably an extension I have) and jQuery isn't loading.

 Aight!~ Hopefully that works. :-) Thanks for the advice!

#6

Nice! Is there any way for it to hide the kanji though? Like, just a show/replace with ???s toggle. I’d love to be able to read the readings, glance at the meaning, scrawl up the kanji from memory, and then click a magic button to have the kanji magically appear in the top left, and as a big ol’ shadow to check.

Also, the Clear and Next buttons wrap tightly to the text within them, so when you click on them, they jiggle around a bit (wobbling the entire right hand tips pane).


#7

This looks really cool! Thank you :) 

(By the way, pardon me, what is this Munker’s API app? I might look into that too! :])


#8

Actually, another suggestion would be to change “All Kanji” to filtering by all kanji up to and excluding your current level as it’s quite possible to be served up a kanji you’ve not yet covered (ie: if you’re still in the radical phase of that level).


#9
Snave said... Nice! Is there any way for it to hide the kanji though? Like, just a show/replace with ???s toggle. I'd love to be able to read the readings, glance at the meaning, scrawl up the kanji from memory, and then click a magic button to have the kanji magically appear in the top left, and as a big ol' shadow to check.

Also, the Clear and Next buttons wrap tightly to the text within them, so when you click on them, they jiggle around a bit (wobbling the entire right hand tips pane).
Added a Clear Hint button to clear and show the Kanji character. Unfortunately it will clear the writing you did for now too. 
I didn't address the tight text really, though Clear one's seem to not jiggle anything now that I added a second one. The New button is less tight, but still jiggles.


Lissomia said... This looks really cool! Thank you :) 

(By the way, pardon me, what is this Munker's API app? I might look into that too! :])
Everything you need to know about Munksey's app is here: /t/Another-Wanikani-Recall-App-Chrome-App-For-Writing/3377/1   (That is his own thing and I know nothing more)


Snave said... Actually, another suggestion would be to change "All Kanji" to filtering by all kanji up to and excluding your current level as it's quite possible to be served up a kanji you've not yet covered (ie: if you're still in the radical phase of that level).
 That is a good suggestion! I didn't realize it was adding in unlearned kanjis for a user. When I level and have locked kanjis, I'll take a look and see how to fix that issue without having to take away all of the current level ones that people might want to practice.