• autokana – jQuery plugin

    autokana – jQuery plugin

    Autokana is a jQuery plugin that automatically converts latin (roumaji) to kana (hiragana / katakana) using the auto-correct principle (keep in mind that it’s not suitable for converting copy/pasted but only typed-in text). You can check out how it works at autokana example page.

    You can also download the plugin (including a simple usage example) from github and use it for free.

    To use it, you will have to add the following somewhere at the beginning of your body tag:

    <script type="text/javascript">
       // bind events when document is ready
       $(document).ready(function() {
          // attach auto-kana plugin with default options

    After that add the input box itself wherever you need it (make sure to use the same ID in the above part and in the input field itself):

    <input id="kana_text_box" type="text" />
    <script type="text/javascript">
       // this part will clear and set focus on the input field on refresh
       // feel free to remove that part if you don't need it

    If you have any suggestions or bug reports, feel free to leave a comment.

  • 残像 – Zanzou

    残像 – Zanzou

    Zanzou is alive. =)

    Zanzou an e-learning tool I made as my computer science master’s degree thesis project at the Faculty of electrical engineering, Osijek, Croatia. Its goal is to help people memorize kana using flashcards. Based on unsuccessful answering, Zanzou will repeat certain symbols more frequently and (depending on the chosen difficulty level) it will group and present some of the similar symbols together to make it harder to “guess the answer”. Global user success statistics are also available.


    • memorize hiragana and katakana using flashcards
    • three difficulty levels
    • three types of exercises
      • kana to roumaji
      • roumaji to kana
      • voice to kana
    • customize your kana practice set
    • flashcard frequency based on correct answers
    • free

    Thanks to

    For any feedback or bug reports, feel free to contact me through email or just drop a comment bellow. =)

  • cmik.fm


    Some time ago I noticed I often fall into the habit of repeating a single song over and over – until I can’t listen to it any more that is. I have also often been wondering how much more or less do I do it compared to my friends. Curious enough to want to find out, having a few years old last.fm account, and (so it happens) being on a side-quest for finding myself a small web project to work on in my free time and learn something new, I started working on cmik.fm. Finally it’s done, I learned quite a lot in the process and it was quite a joyful experience coding it.

    So, if you ever wanted to know this useless piece of information about your life (like I did :D), you could give cmik.fm a try. If you like it, perhaps show it to your friends who use last.fm.

    Special thanks to:

    Feel free to leave a comment with your feedback, any suggestions you might have, a bug you noticed or whatever! =)

    Read more:
    cmik.fm at build.last.fm + source at github

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