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MeCab UniDic Japanese Dictionary

56.93MB. Updated 2019-08-18. Only supports Anki 2.1.x.
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This add-on installs support for the UniDic Japanese dictionary for use by other add-ons such as MorphMan. Release 2019.1 (2019-08-18) - First release. - Dictionary is based on the 現代語話し言葉 UniDic ver.2016.3


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on 1609056161
Good addon, but really should be updated to use the most recent version of the MeCab UniDic dictionary.

Generally, the instructions here work: https://www.reddit.com/r/LearnJapanese/comments/g8ngtm/how_did_you_guys_update_your_mecab_unidic/

Note that as of the most recent update of Morphman, you need to make no changes in that addon folder. All of those changes have been made already. So the only instructions you should follow are the relatively simple ones that apply inside of the MeCab UniDic addon itself. That's mostly just downloading and copying over the right files (but not all of them), and making sure the config file inside the MeCab UniDic addon folder is correct (which is relatively simple).

Once only the files inside of the MeCab addon folder are, no changes need to be made in the future. (You used to have to keep patching Morphman, which isn't necessary now.)
on 1606573412
This guide for updating still works:


There is one difference when I did this though. He says you need to update a line in: "%AppData%\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\90081631\morph\morphemizer.py"

In my case this line was not in that file it was in: "%AppData%\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\90081631\mecab_wrapper.py"
on 1596538605
Someone was asking why the spoken language version of the unidic is used instead of the written language version.
Personally I think its because of the differences that exist in spoken and written Japanese and since most people who use Anki for sentence cards are parsing subs to srs decks(which is spoken language) so it would make sense why the spoken language version of mecab unidic is used rather than the written language version. But I could be wrong.
on 1588121308
To update: first download the 1.5gb file (https://unidic.ninjal.ac.jp/download#unidic_csj), then follow the instructions found in this reddit thread (https://www.reddit.com/r/LearnJapanese/comments/g8ngtm/how_did_you_guys_update_your_mecab_unidic/)
on 1584575511
Is there an easy way to replace the current unidic with the newer 1.5GB one?

Also an other question: Why is the 現代話し言葉 used and not the 現代書き言葉?
on 1584060161
Could you explain how to update to newest version 3.0.1? (i know it's 1.5gb but i need it to be more precise, this version makes lots of mistakes)
on 1582372138
This is good, but newest version is even better. +1 for update
on 1581672915
+1 need to update
on 1578957489
Neat, but the UniDic used seems massively outdated, current is unidic-csj-3.0.1 from 2019-12-17.

Instructions how this file was derived from the original UniDic (→how to update) would be appreciated.
Comment from author
The latest unidic is too large to be able to share it on AnkiWeb, there is a 100MB limit. Noted that instructions on how to update it would be useful, thanks.
on 1571466576
on 1570024501
Seemingly this is superior in parsing compared to Japanese Support and MIA Japanese.