Welcome to Wish, a homemade Japanese-to-English dictionary browsing tool.
Here's what you should know about it:
- Wish focuses on kanji search. The order in which you write them or the kanas you place in-between won't affect the search results much, though it orders them by relevancy. Sadly, you'll probably need an IME to use that feature.
- It shows homophones, so that you may see dangerous ambiguities.
- Dumb kana searches. It will show you the words that sound like what you searched for.
- No grammar features though. You'd better either use kanji search, or use non-inflected forms.
- SKIP patterns are supported. If you don't know what these are, check this.
Wish is free software. You may run clones or use the command-line interface without requiring an Internet connection. The source code is available on GitHub.
Wish is built on top of various other projects, all of which deserving credit.
- KANJIDIC and EDICT2, which are free, pretty exhaustive, and high-quality dictionaries.
- Perl5 is a mature programming language, and is delightful.
- Partnership is the color scheme on which Wish's web interface is based.
— Wish team