"Nanji" is a japanese learning software.



26.05.2010 The v1.2 is out now. It brings translations for german and english. Also is now the full hiragana reading available
28.03.2010 A first demo of the new Java Swing Gui is online. The next demo will also include the capability to "speak".
25.03.2010 Currently we are back at developing the Nanji project. There was no activity for so long, but now we will develop a Java Swing gui that has the japanese clock and some more features like a hiragana trainer. I removed the JavaFX project and all the rest except the core project. Therefore I had to remove the demo. As soon as the new demo is ready, i will place it here. Reasons for removing JavaFX were, that it has no good maven integration and for using a JavaFX software you need to download a special jdk and accept special licenses and stuff. Now there will be a stable Swing gui designed with NetBeans.

What is the Nanji-Project

The Nanji-Project will produce cross platform Japanese Learning Software written in Java.

In the first stage the final software will include a clock that writes the Japanese time as you would literally read it.

Open Source Initiative Approved Open Source Software This project is Open Source Initiative approved Open Source Software.

Nanji-Project is published under the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0, meaning that you can adapt it to your needs with very minimal constraints.

Who we are

At the moment we are two developers. We both come from Germany and work at a company where we develop Java EE applications with spring, struts, hibernate and some other frameworks.

You can see a detailed overview of the team on the team page.

Why we are doing this

The Nanji-Project was initiated by Bernhard Grünewaldt because he wanted to write some simple Japanese Software to learn Japanese. While thinking about how to release the software and what copyright and license to choose he came up with the open source idea.

Another reason is to use the knowledge about Software Engineering learned in the college. Therefore there will be a lot of documentation using UML, Nassi-Shneidermann Flowcharts, Backus-Naur Form notations a.s.o.