Archive for February, 2012

Kanji Usage Count Concordance Web App

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

A few posts ago I posted some PHP code to show how to extract all the kanji from a string and create a concordance that orders them by how often each kanji is used.

Expanding on this idea, I created a Web application that allows you to generate a kanji usage count concordance from any Web page to see what the most used kanji are. You can access it at the new Localizing Japan Kanji Usage Count Concordance App page. You can also access it from the main navigation tabs at the top of the site.

It’s very easy to use, just copy and paste the URL of a Japanese Web page you want to analyze and submit. The kanji concordance will show you in¬†descending order what the most used kanji are on that Web page. This can be useful for students studying Japanese who want to know what the most used kanji are on certain sites so they can focus their studying, among many other uses.

Enjoy the Kanji Usage Count Concordance App.