Hiragana and Katakana Ver. 1.1 (Freeware)

written by Kazumi Hatasa (khatasa@purdue.edu), Mariko Kaga (mkaga@carleton.edu), Peter Henstock

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Purdue University

Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, Carleton College



Hiragana & Katakana Ver. 1.1 is designed to introduce the pronunciation of hiragana and katakana through visual and verbal mnemonics. It does not introduce how to write them. Flash cards and kana guessing games are provided for exercises.

This software requires HyperCard 2.1 or HyperCard Player 2.1 or later, and it does not require Japanese Language Kit.


After you have downloaded hiragana.hqx and katakana.hqx, first convert (decode Binhex files) them using software like Binhex, StuffIt! or 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 three HyperCard stacks should emerge.

Put all three files into a single folder on your hard disk. Name the folder. (It does not matter how you call the folder.) Double-click Kana Lesson to start the program.

DOWNLOAD: Hiragana & Katakana V.1.1

Last update 8/3/98 by Kazumi Hatasa..