(* = refer to JWPce User Manual)
JWPce (Japanese Word Processor for Windows) by Glenn Rosenthal is a program designed for English speakers who are studying Japanese.
Now, JWPce has BUNCH of functions (13 others) but I'm only going to talk about the DICTIONARY FUNCTION.
Upon searching a word, the dictionary will give you the word in Kanji, the word in Hiragana and the meaning of the word.
The dictionary is not limited to Japanese to English.
Press Ctrl A to search from English to Japanese. (To return to Japanese to English, Ctrl K)
How to use the Dictionary for Learning Japanese through Visual Novels
Rains told me about this program. lol
This is what I'm using to read Raw VNs. (I'm not an expert yet)
After opening the program, press F6.
On the left side, you'll see buttons such as Search, Sort... Click Options.
A window will appear. Look on the left side and check Track Clipboard. Then OK.
Say you have a hooked Japanese sentence on the ITH.
Upon highlighting a word (in the ITH) that you do not know, the dictionary will automatically search that word.
This is the result of the procedure I described above.
If you look at the upper right side of the dictionary, you'll see four stuff you can check or uncheck.
These things are used to limit the search. A matter of one's preference.
Personally, I check them all so that only the needed meanings are shown and the search is fast (but there are disadvantages too).
Basically, you will be reading the text on the ITH which means that parsing (identifying words, particles, etc.) is done by you.
In case no matches are found, a warning is triggered and the default warning sound is annoying. Sound can be made tolerable by changing your Windows theme.
JWPce uses EDICT, ENAMDICT, and other dictionaries (you can add others) at the same time.*
It also has a USER DICTIONARY - a personalized dictionary you can make.*
☆ No romaji in this program. Go learn Kana first.
☆ Radical Look-up (F5) is useful for Kanjis you can't hook
☆ Again, to make the warning sound quite acceptable in the ears, I suggest changing your theme.
☆ There are times when the program crashes. This is because of certain words (it can't search). I suggest moving to the next line of the game and open the program again.
☆ To recognize the kanji more (make it bigger) or for more details about a certain kanji, point the mouse to the kanji (on the dictionary), right click then click Get info.
☆ I suggest reading the User Manual (atleast the section about dictionary)
☆ Some things I said are based only on my observations. Stuff may vary.
☆ credit to rainsismyfav for introducing me to JWPce / ITH method
I will answer questions I can / am willing to answer.
Also please correct me for false information I might have stated.
See you around.