Kanji radicalizer/hyperradicalizer browser app


#1

I recently created a new resource for my Chinese character learning resource (for Chinese language) and I extended it a bit to include Japanese Kanji.

http://cjkhyperradicals.herokuapp.com/

If you are interested in beautifying the UI/UX, or specialize it for Japanese, or just want to contribute… the source code is here:
https://github.com/patarapolw/CJKhyperradicals


#2

Looks nice! What is a “hyperradicalizer”?


#3

Instead of decomposing Kanji/Hanzi into components, I super-decompose them into larger Kanji/Hanzi, and then sort by frequency, ignoring rare Kanji/Hanzi.


#4

Can you give an example of what you mean by a composition and a superdecomposition? Your screenshot doens’t really clarify…


#5

I think it means that you show both what components a kanji is made of, an where the kanji appears in others.

For example 召:
Decompose: 刀口
Super-decompose (anti-decompose?): 紹, …

(Hope I understood that correctly :smile:)


#6

Not sure if you’re doing this already, but ordering words using x kanji by the readings seems to be a great way for me to memorize stuff. No idea if this happens with everyone though.


#7

Updated the screenshot. Anyways, this app is immensely helpful to me, because it helps connect related Hanzi-Kanji by radicals (and also by variants, as defined in Unicode.org as I know a lot of Kanji already.)


#8

Right, makes sense now. I’d use a term more like “Component In” or “Component Of”.