Another day, another new feature! I am happy to announce KameSame now understands when words are usually written using kana alone. This is a misc. tag that is tracked by JMDict, and beginning with tomorrow’s daily JMDict import, KameSame will automatically begin tagging items that are primarily written using Kana.
This has several implications for the UI and the scoring game that should please you.
To illustrate here is how KameSame previously worked, where the Kanji reading was dominant even for words primarily written with kana, using だけ (only) as an example:
Search would show the Kanji first, readings second:
The item page would show the kanji more prominently:
And if you answered a quiz with ”だけ", even though it would absolutely be the most correct answer, you’d still get knocked with a mere “reading correct” response, which wasn’t cool:
But starting tomorrow, things will be different!
Search results and other item lists will prioritize the primary reading over the kanji forms:
The item page will elevate the first reading and demote the top kanji spelling to a variation. It’ll also label a kana tag:
When you’re playing the quiz, reading correct for these items will be marked as exactly correct, as is good and just:
Finally, recognition cards will be improved by this, showing both the primary reading as well as the kanji variants (before you’d just see 丈, which was unnecessarily hard):