Safari extension for translating Japanese words

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Translate Japanese words on web pages. Inspired by rikaichan and rikaikun, with love for Safari.

How to Use

  • Download from App Store, run it once to install the extension.
  • Hover over Japanese word; if Safarikai finds translation(s) for that word a popup will show.

Special Thanks

  • Aaron Lee: An iOS developer who helped migrate to V2.0 (App Store).
  • Rachel Young: An Interface Designer. Made beautiful icons for Safarikai.
  • yaku: A project from Bryan McKelvey which has dict data as JavaScript files. I took them with some modifications.
  • Rikaichan: A popup Japanese-English/German/French/Russian dictionary tool for Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey.
  • rikaikun: A port of rikaichan for chrome. Translate Japanese by hovering over words.
  • Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group: The home of the "EDICT Project" which has led to the compilation of a number of major Japanese-English dictionary files. Dictionary files used in Safarikai were converted from EDICT, ENAMDICT and others.


Safarikai is released under the MIT License.

Copyright (c) James Chen (@ashchan)