KAKASI is the language processing filter to convert Kanji characters to
Hiragana, Katakana, or Romaji(1) and may be helpful for reading
Japanese documents. The word-splitting patch is merged from version
The name "KAKASI" is the abbreviation of "kanji kana simple inverter"
and the inverse of SKK "simple kana kanji converter" developed by
Masahiko Sato at Tohoku University. Most entries of the kakasi
dictionary are derived from the SKK dictionaries. If interested in the
naming of KAKASI, consult a Japanese-English dictionary.
(1) "Romaji" is an alphabetical description of Japanese pronunciation.