- JDasher - Japanese Dasher - DAISHOYA
The Japanese name for Dasher is
which means `scribe'.
Dasher can be used to write Japanese in
several different ways.
We replace the English alphabet
a..z by the Hiragana alphabet,
(a,i,u,e,o, ka,ki,ku,ke,ko,...); and
we replace the English training text by a Hiragana document. [Unfortunately,
we have not been able to find a large pure-Hiragana document, so
our language model is not as well-trained as we would like.]
Two orderings of the Hiragana alphabet are available.
In "Hiragana 60" the diacritical marks (",o) are
included as separate characters; in "Hiragana 83" they are integrated
by including the characters , etc. in the alphabet ("pa", "ba").
Here are scripts written by Kaburagi
for converting Japanese to `Furigana' (mixed hiragana/kanji, with each kanji accompanied by
its kana pronunciation).
Full Japanese Dasher
The full Japanese version, written by T. Kaburagi, works like this:
the user writes each phrase in Hiragana; then if she wants
to convert the word to Kanji, she enters a special control character ">" (within Dasher)
and Dasher offers the alternative Kanji sequences for the given Hiragana sequence,
with the space devoted to each Kanji determined by a language model;
the user selects the desired Kanji sequence within Dasher, then writes the next kana sequence.
Here are screenshots of full Japanese Dasher