AutoGloss/J Ver. 1.0 (Freeware)

written by Peter Henstock ( and Kazumi Hatasa (

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Purdue University


AutoGloss/J is a HyperCard stack which is designed to produce glossary automatically from Japanese text. You can import Japanese text from your Japanese word processor. AutoGloss/J will ask you to select the words you want to include. You can include inflectional endings. Once you are finished with the selection, it automatically searches through a 30,000 word dictionary to attach pronunciation and English meanings. It uses public domain dictionaries called "edict" and "wnn." Glossary is a text file so that you can use your word processor to edit it.

This software requires HyperCard 2.2 (or HyperCard Player 2.2) and Japanese Language Kit (or KanjiTalk).


After you have downloaded AutoGloss.sea.hqx, convert(decode BinHex file) them using software like Binhex, StuffIt! and Compact Pro. The resulting files are self-de archiving files, so just double-click on them to extract the content. (If your Web browser is set up to work with such software as mentioned above, de archiving will happen automatically.) The following files should emerge.

Put all files into a single folder on your hard disk. Name the folder. (It does not matter how you call the folder.) Double-click AutoGloss/J to start the program. The two sample files,"sample.glossary" and "smaple.text", are included as an example. They are not necessary when you create your own.

DOWNLOAD AutoGloss/J Ver. 1.0

Copyright notice for the two public domain dictionaries

The compilation of EDICT is managed by Jim Breen (Department of Robotics & Digital Technology, Monash University, Clayton 3168, Australia. e-mail:

Wnn Copyright Kyoto University Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences 1987,1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 OMRON TATEISI ELECTRONICS CO. 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 ASTEC, Inc. 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991

This software, AutoGloss/J, is based on the original version of Wnn developed by Kyoto University Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (KURIMS), OMRON Corporation and ASTEC Inc.

Last update 8/3/98 by Kazumi Hatasa.