C++, Windows 9x/2K/XP
I originally wrote this program some time in 1998. I actually moved to Japan soon after writing it, and wasn’t able to support it as well as I would have liked (I had very little internet access at the time). However, I’m making it available here, because it may well be useful or interesting to others, particularly the code that allows the display of Japanese text on any version of Windows. It would be much easier these days with Unicode, but back then, some public domain bitmap fonts and custom code were all I had to work with.
“Japanese Flashcards” is a program for testing recognition of Japanese Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. It does not require any additional language support to run on Western Windows 95 & 98 operating systems. You can find more information on this page.
In addition, you can see some screenshots.
With the exception of the source code, these files are all Windows self-extracting executables; you can also open them using any zip file reader.
Full Installation (464kb)—Includes Hiragana and Katakana tests.
The program was developed on an old version of Borland C++ Builder, but the project file itself will not load into later versions without manual intervention. The C++ source files are plain text and can be easily viewed and modified with almost any editor.
Licence and Warranty
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under the terms of the GNU General Public License [sic].
2005-07-12 18:52 UTC. Comments: 3.