You may want to start learning how to use Wakan by reading a description of the main window, which displays each of the four main areas of the program and provides access to all of the program's capabilities.
Main window: Overview of the application window.
- Clipboard viewer: shows what you have stored in clipboard
Character list: Browse CJK characters and filter them to find the ones you need.
Character details: See the details for a selected character.
Dictionary: Look up words and their definitions.
- Looking up a word
- Characters in word
- Adding words to vocabulary
- Dictionary manager
- Importing dictionaries
Editor: Read, translate and edit texts.
Vocabulary: Store your own word definitions and mark words as known.
Settings: Configure Wakan to work as you want.
- General settings
- Romanization settings
- Character list settings
- Character details settings
- Dictionary settings
- Font settings
- Word list printing settings
- Database settings
- Text translator settings
- Character cards settings
Tips / FAQ
Portable version and where Wakan keeps your data
Downloader/updater: update dictionaries and download new ones with a few mouse clicks
Add custom right-click links for kanji and words
Localize Wakan into your language
File formats used in Wakan: