I created a topic on the old forums, archived here, regarding lookalike kanji giving me grief one day. Someone in the thread kindly provided a reddit link. While I take a short break from compiling the stuff for the corpus script, I whipped this up. It more or less works already so I’m wondering if there is any interest in going forward with it. I’m using the reddit list right now with two entries of my own (‘仕休’ & ‘主玉王’), and am certainly willing to add more.
There are hardly any entries, and I don’t know if the API extends into them anyway. The reddit post is far more extensive from what I can tell. If the WK entries were expanded and the data available in the API, I’d have no problem switching it to that.
Ah, I didn’t hunt down the link you were referring to… since you suggested it didn’t have the ones you mentioned (which seem fairly basic) I figured it probably was limited. WK’s entry for 主 has more than your list apparently.
The link is here: https://community.wanikani.com/t/Which-Kanji-Do-You-Always-Confuse/8901 I don’t know why I thought it was a reddit link. I can’t say I personally agree with the WK list. In the script I have 住注往 in one group and 主玉王 in another. Each group has members similar to each other, but confusing a member of one of them with a member from the other doesn’t seem likely to me – though that’s why I’m posting. Feedback / thoughts.
yep, this. Also leebo, OP is asking if there is interest from people of the community in using this script. I believe answering ‘no’ in so many words is in fact an ‘opinion relevant to the script’. I don’t recall OP requesting only positive responses.
I would’ve used it* if it was hidden in the info panel, although I admit getting anything there can be very tricky.
If you want to look into that, I have a script on greasyfork that puts jisho and WK page links there.
I think it’s a pretty good idea, I know it’s cheating so I’m not sure I’d wanna use it all the time, but I’d certainly give it a try. Although it’s cheating a bit you are sort of learning something different at the same time, ie kanji you might get confused with, and that’s a useful thing to know. In the long run all that counts is how well you can recognise kanji and this might actually help. It’s better than a lucky guess which is often how we proceed.
That wouldn’t be too difficult to do. Would you use it in that case? What if it was hidden in some other way, like only showing up on a mouse over of the kanji, or automatically but only after you have submitted your answer?
Understood, though I disagree that it’s “cheating.” You still have to find and recognize the difference, and connect the correct readings and meanings with the right symbols. The flashcards I used to learn the kana had something similar on them, I don’t feel it hindered my progress in any way.
I am considering other options that I mentioned above. Hiding it in the infobox isn’t interesting/useful to me – I don’t want to have to scroll to see it, if/when I want to see it.
There is a “point” – if that’s what the majority of the users want it to do. That’s why I’m asking. If they want to scroll and look at them on the other page they can do that. If they want to use a different script that doesn’t hide them, they can do that. It’s about options.