Sunday, January 15, 2012

Version 1.9.0

The version 1.9.0 is available.

I had received some feedback that it is difficult for beginners in Japanese to find japanese texts adapted to their level, especially in Aozora Bunko.
A new feature in version 1.9.0 tries to answer this problem :
I have classified all the texts of Aoroza bunko depending on their kanji difficulty. To measure kanji difficulty, I have used the kanjis list of Japanese Language proficiency Test (JLPT version prior to 2011) and I have classified texts depending on distribution of theirs kanjis into the 4 levels of JLPT (+ 1 additional level for kanjis not studied in the JLPT). It gives the 8 levels below, with the distributions of kanjis into the JLPT categories :

One tap on the level given access to all the texts of that level. The number of texts are not distributed evenly into the 8 categories and most of the texts of Aozora Bunko are in the levels 5 -6.
I think it can be helpful for someone who begins in Japanese to look for content in level 1 and 2.

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