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Search Methods Overview

Suggestion: Press the F9 key, and keep the kanji and jukugo Search  History  window open while searching to easily go back to previous searches.

Search by:
 •  Stroke count 
 •  Radical 
 •  Reading 
 •  English meaning 
 • Search for kanji from jukugo
 • Search using multiple search criteria

Handwriting input via  

Data Display

Information displayed to the left of the Kanji window

Options for Searching, Sorting and Display
 • Frequency of use
 • Stroke count
 • Radical number
 • All kanji
 • Marked characters only
 • Jouyou-kanji only
 • Kyouiku-kanji only
 • Display readings in rômaji or kana
 • Input readings using the  Readings List 
 • Include person and place Names

Searching for kanji - Overview

Note: Searching from the  Strokes ,  Radical , or  English input box  is disabled while the  Readings List  is loaded into memory. Click the button to the right of Clear List >  (when visible) to unload the Readings List from memory.

Searching for an unknown kanji may be performed in the following ways. The most common method of searching for a kanji meaning is by pasting Japanese text into the Transer  Text Analysis   Text input box , highlighting a kanji, and then clicking the   button. If you wish to research a single kanji which is not in a file on your computer, try any or all of the following methods. You may also combine two or more search criteria.

1. Input one (or more) search criteria.
 • If you know the stroke count, enter it into the  Strokes  box on the far left. You may also enter a Stroke count range (for example, 5-7).
 • If you know the radical number, enter it into the  Radical  box, second from left.
 • If you know the reading, enter it into the  Reading  box, third box from left. Pattern matching is enabled by default, using * or ? characters.
 • If you do not have any clues about the kanji you are searching for, open the   Editor and try to draw the kanji into the IME pad with the mouse pointer.

The example below shows all search criteria entered, but you only need one to start. The more criteria you enter, the more likely your result will be found immediately. If you know your search is for a single kanji, the result will be displayed more quickly by selecting the "Kanji" radio button. Also for "Jukugo." "Kanji & Jukugo" searching encompasses everything, but the searches take the longest time.

2. After inputting all the search criteria, click the   button.
KanjiQuick will display the first kanji that matches your criteria in the  Kanji display box . If more than one kanji is found, a separate  Kanji  window will open and display all entries. The number of kanji found is displayed on the top of this window. You may scroll up and down the list and have every kanji's data displayed by using the navigation buttons below the kanji box. Scroll down to see and select other entries, if any.

Click in the left margin of any kanji in the  Kanji  window to display its data in  KanjiQuick's  main  display boxes .

If you do not input a search criterion, all kanji will be selected from the database. However, the maximum number of entries displayed is 1,000.

Information displayed to the left of the  Kanji display box  will appear for each new character appearing in the box. For more information on kanji and for search and sort order options, see More Data.  Readings  and  meanings  for all kanji and jukugo displayed are shown in the lower left and right display boxes, respectively.

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