Blog / June 2013

  • 30 June 2013Introducing

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  • 17 June 2013Preliminary support for 6th edition, new lessons page?

    Update: The RTK 6th Edition Support development is put on hold indefinitely, due to lack of feedback on this feature. I posted a prototype for a new lessons page on the forum, hoping that would generate some ideas.

    RTK 6th Edition Users: All the 6th edition characters are available in the Study pages and the keywords are mostly identical, however the frame numbers (the index) is different. To add flashcards with the 6th edition index, have a look at the 6th Edition Frame Number Converter kindly shared by gomtuu on the forums.
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  • 3 June 2013Character pronunciation on the Study page

    A minor update today adds one common On reading (on-yomi) below the character on the Study pages. This was requested for Reviewing the Hanzi, and I figured it might be useful also here.

    Please note there is only one On reading displayed per character. The intention is not to document fully each character but to provide an additional cue for the mnemonics, which is the main focus of the Study pages.

    Also note that for very common Japanese characters there are often two or more common readings, therefore if the one you see is not the one you expected, it may just have a frequency that is slightly above another common reading.