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What are some good J-E PC Dictionaries?

My first one was Microsoft Bookshelf with Kenkyusha's library of terms, and while I was really happy with it, a series of events has lead to me losing many of my electronic resources, some, like ...
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Should I practice reading or writing kana first?

I'm revising the kana in preparation to study at university, and I'd like to know whether it's better to practice writing them first, or reading them? Does reading naturally follow writing, or vice ...
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Answering the stated question vs. critiquing the source material

Typing Japanese text from images or clothing In the linked thread the user posts a shirt that has some nonsense Japanese on it, including a couple rather implausible uses of the handakuten (e.g. ...
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Download OSX Dictionary files

I just got a new Mac a few weeks ago running Moutain Lion (10.8), and I've noticed that they changed the available Japanese dictionaries that are included in the Dictionary.app application. The new ...
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About the pronunciation tags

We have several tags relating to pronunciation. Some can be distinguished as follows: readings: how the orthography is mapped onto phonemes phonology: rules about phonemes of the language (e.g. ...
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Should we merge the “informal” and “colloquial” tags?

This question over whether or not to merge informal and colloquial may be a bit trickier than some other tag merging proposals. I took the liberty of asking over on English L&U about the ...
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Convert thousands of kana flash cards to kanji

I have this Anki deck of 1478 notes that I use to practice reading, speaking, and listening. https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/3355859590 With one reading, one listening and one speaking card for each ...

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