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zkanji (Install)

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0.731 | Updated: 14 Oct 2021



Downloads of v 0.731:



Software Author(s):

  • Sólyom Zoltán

zkanji (Install) 0.731

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Failed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install zkanji (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade zkanji (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall zkanji (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade zkanji.install -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade zkanji.install -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install zkanji.install
    name: zkanji.install
    version: '0.731'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'zkanji.install' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.731'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller zkanji.install
    Name     = "zkanji.install"
    Version  = "0.731"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'zkanji.install':
  ensure   => '0.731',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator TheCakeIsNaOH on 11 Nov 2021.


zkanji is a free and open-source study tool and dictionary of the Japanese language. It has several useful features for beginners and advanced students alike. Dictionary, example sentences, kanji search and information with animated stroke order diagrams, vocabulary list printing, study functions and much more.

Installation Parameters

  • /InstallDir: - where to install the binaries
    • Default value:
      • "${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\zkanji" on 64-bit Windows
      • "$env:ProgramFiles\zkanji" on 32-bit Windows
  • /CreateDesktopIcon - creates a desktop icon
    • Not created by default


  • Install into D:\zkanji directory and create a desktop icon
    choco install zkanji --params "'/InstallDir:D:\zkanji /CreateDesktopIcon'"

zkanji vX.XXX Copyright (c) 2007-2013 Sólyom Zoltán

* Licence details *

About the zkanji executable (zkanji.exe)
zkanji is free software. It is licensed under the Common
Developement And Distribution License (CDDL) v1.0

zkanji comes with absolutely NO warranty and/or liability.

Read the copyright.txt for more information about the

About the other files included with the executable

About JMdict, KANJIDIC and RADKFILE (zdict.zkj, english.zkj)
This software package (zkanji and its datafile) uses a
compilation of JMdict, KANJIDIC and RADKFILE. The
compilation holds the original data in an accessible binary
format for zkanji.

The original files are the property of the Electronic
Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash
University, and are used in conformance with the Group's
licence. Please read and conform to this licence if you
distribute the main dictionary datafile included with

You can read more about the licence at the group's home
page at: http://www.edrdg.org/

You can get the files at:
JMdict: http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/j_jmdict.html
KANJIDIC: http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/kanjidic.html
RADKFILE: http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/kradinf.html

About the new JLPT level data for words and kanji
(in zdict.zkj)
This is a modified JLPT level data from KANJIDIC and other
free sources. The modification consist of having old 2kyuu
items separated into N2 and N3 groups based on assumptions
about the JLPT instead of official sources. You can use this
data in any way you like with the only condition that
anything resulting from its use is your own responsibility.

About the Tanaka Corpus (in examples.zkj *optional)
This example database for zkanji contains a large portion
of the updated Tanaka Corpus. The original file was
converted to the data that is used.

The Tanaka Corpus is released under Creative Commons CC-BY

You can find more information about the original file and
its current versions at the following location:

The licence can be reached through this page:

More detailed information is provided in the package
containing the datafile itself.

About similar.txt
This file is free.

About zdict.zks
zdict.zks contains the stroke order database needed to play
the animated stroke diagrams and for the handwriting
Altough this file is included with zkanji it is entirely my
property. Contact me if you would like to use it in any
other program.

home page: http://zkanji.sourceforge.net
e-mail: [email protected]

Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

Package can be verified like this:

1. Go to https://sourceforge.net/projects/zkanji/files/zkanji/v0.731/zkanji_0_731_Setup_newdir.exe

   to download the installer.

2. You can use one of the following methods to obtain the SHA256 checksum:
   - Use powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
   - Use Chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'

   checksum32: 8A1462DAF98215DC21864548A8EEED8917A422CEF0E0A65C1F0968613C4E8ACC

License text in LICENSE.txt file was obtained 
   on 10/12/2021
   from http://zkanji.sourceforge.net/page.php?%7C=licence.txt

License text in COPYRIGHT.txt file was obtained 
   on 10/12/2021
   from https://sourceforge.net/projects/zkanji/files/zkanji/v0.731/zkanjiv0731_src.zip
$zkanji = Get-Process -Name 'zkanji' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
if($zkanji) {
    Stop-Process $zkanji -Force
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$toolsDir              = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$ahkFile               = "$toolsDir\install.ahk"

. "$toolsDir\utils.ps1"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = "zkanji*"
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  file          = Join-Path $toolsDir 'zkanji_0_731_Setup_newdir.exe'
  #silentArgs    = '/S' silent installation for this NSIS installer is bugged
  validExitCodes= @(0, 1223) #exit code always 1223 

$additionalArgs = Get-PackageParameters
if($additionalArgs['InstallDir']) {
  Set-AhkVariableValue `
    -FileName $ahkFile `
    -Variable 'installDir' `
    -NewValue $additionalArgs['InstallDir'] `
elseif(Get-OSArchitectureWidth -Compare 64) {
  Set-AhkVariableValue `
    -FileName $ahkFile `
    -Variable 'installDir' `
    -NewValue "${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\zkanji" `
else { #32-bit
  Set-AhkVariableValue `
    -FileName $ahkFile `
    -Variable 'installDir' `
    -NewValue "$env:ProgramFiles\zkanji" `

if($additionalArgs['CreateDesktopIcon']) {
  Set-AhkVariableValue `
    -FileName $ahkFile `
    -Variable 'desktopIcon' `
    -NewValue "True"

$ahkProcess = Start-Process `
                -FilePath 'AutoHotKey' `
                -ArgumentList "`"$ahkFile`"" `

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

Stop-Process $ahkProcess -Force

Remove-Item `
  -Path $packageArgs['file'] `
  -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
SendMode Input
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%
SetTitleMatchMode, 1
SetControlDelay, 150

winTitle := "zkanji"
installDir := "C:\Program Files (x86)\zkanji"
desktopIcon := False

WinWait, % winTitle
IfWinExist, % winTitle
   WinActivate, % winTitle
      ControlSend,, {Enter}, % winTitle,,, NA ; Next
      Sleep, 150
      ControlGet, isVisible, Visible,, Edit1, % winTitle,,, NA
   } Until isVisible

   ControlSetText, Edit1, % installDir, % winTitle,,, NA ; set installation path
   ControlSend,, {Enter}, % winTitle,,, NA ; Next
   Sleep, 150

   if !desktopIcon {
      ControlClick, Button5, % winTitle,,,, NA ; uncheck desktop shortcut
   ControlSend,, {Enter}, % winTitle,,, NA ; Install
   Sleep, 1000

   ControlGet, available, Enabled,, Button2, % winTitle,,, NA
   While (available = False) {
      Sleep, 100
      ControlGet, available, Enabled,, Button2, % winTitle,,, NA

   Sleep, 200
   ControlClick, Button4, % winTitle,,,, NA ; uncheck run zkanji
   ControlClick, Button2, % winTitle,,,, NA ; Finish
function Set-AhkVariableValue {
        [string] $FileName,

        [string] $Variable,

        [string] $NewValue,

        [switch] $Escape
    if($Escape) { $escapeChar = '"' } else { $escapeChar = '' }
    $content = Get-Content $FileName
    $lineToReplace = $content | Select-String "$Variable\s:=" | Select-Object -exp Line
    $content | % { $_.Replace($lineToReplace, "$Variable := $escapeChar$NewValue$escapeChar") } | Set-Content $FileName -Force
md5: 6A29990C0414D8F1B2C3A53CFA235D72 | sha1: 632C5BD3F057D69801D029B7446929B84A54686D | sha256: 8A1462DAF98215DC21864548A8EEED8917A422CEF0E0A65C1F0968613C4E8ACC | sha512: 410B5B028910723647E80EB6EBE2738CF32879195D1C4CBF2AE7418F17EDE391C0B0F63072D51738B495FB4D49893D7E3935CFFC3331E268B034B105CFDA1F5A

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