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It’s out now. Sorry for the delay.

I have fixed many bugs since the previous release, so even if you don’t need the new features you should update the program.

What’s new:

  • Option to change the answer given for the previous word in the long-term study list during testing, to fix user errors. Works similar to Undo+Answering-something-else.
  • In the long-term study list changed the time estimate and time-spent-on-item measuring method. Time estimate now works with the last 100/255 (repeats/time spent) number of test items. Anything older gets discarded so the time stats is updated.
  • Disabled popup menu in the long-term study test for the recognizer.
  • Right-click menu on dictionary search direction buttons for switching between dictionaries. (when user dictionaries are present)
  • “Pause” button on the long-term study test window.
  • Words added to search history dropdown list when navigating between them in the example sentences.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed: showing the kanji recognizer window even after quitting the long-term study test.
  • Fixed: Several memory access overrun errors.
  • Fixed: incorrect sizing of the long-term study test window when showing it for the second time.
  • Fixed: in the long-term study test the indicated interval and the real interval were different when the item wasn’t answered correctly the previous day even once.
  • Fixed: when a word was tested twice with different questions, it wasn’t always included in readings tests, depending on the settings and the given answers.
  • Fixed: word tested twice was sometimes shown twice in the readings test.
  • Fixed: in the long-term study list, items with incorrect answer and no correct one (when exiting the test early) had their interval and due values shown incorrectly in the list.
  • Fixed: the daily long-term study statistics incorrectly handled the count of learned items. (Only the most recent test’s statistics data is updated though.)
  • Fixed: in the long-term study list moving tested item back to queue didn’t update the readings test to reflect the changes, and could possibly corrupt data.
  • Fixed: in the long-term study list making change to an item’s priority without other action caused the change to be lost if quitting zkanji.
  • Fixed: word list had no scroll bars on the “Generate word group from kanji” dialog window.
  • Fixed: after changing to a different dictionary while in continuous browsing mode with a filter on, the listed words were not matching the set filter.
  • Fixed: changing alphabetic ordering in the settings didn’t sort the word list in continuous browsing mode with a filter on.
  • Fixed: access violation when creating a fresh word study group, that could result in full user data loss.
  • Fixed: error when deleting last added word to user dictionary, when the word was visible in the dictionary result list.
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  1. factor828
    April 2, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    This is simply too awesome, THANK YOU! \(^O^)/
    BTW Last Monday at the Japanese department of my Uni I did a presentation on methods of language self study which included zKanji and people were really impressed! Hopefully more and more people will start using this software.

    BTW BTW I saw in one of your earlier blog posts that you were looking for a wordlist compatible with the refreshed 日本語能力試験. You can find such lists here http://www.tanos.co.uk/jlpt/ Although they are unofficial, they seem to be pretty comprehensive. You could also check the “Japanese corePLUS” deck for Anki (available at the shared decks depository) which includes the division into new JLPT levels.

    Keep up the good work and good luck for the future!


  2. April 3, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I’m glad to hear that you’ve found zkanji useful. 🙂

    Yes, I know about unofficial word and kanji lists for the new JLPT levels, and it’s most probable that there won’t be an official list again. I was really hoping that KANJIDIC will be updated but it doesn’t seem to be the case, so I will have to make use of those lists that do exist. Anyway it would be good to hear opinions from “experts” who know how much these unofficial lists match reality.

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