Grammar Guide now available in PDF (again)

I’m constantly being amazed at some of the clever and awesome stuff people come up with and contribute.

Philipp Kerling recently sent me an awesome perl script that converts the grammar guide to PDF. This is a lot better than the old version which is simply the html file printed to pdf. This version also allows me to keep it up to date with the site.

The PDF version is available here.

Thanks Philipp!

17 thoughts on “Grammar Guide now available in PDF (again)

  1. Wow, looks really great. I prefered online version prior to this because of the .pdf formatting. Now .pdf can be printed so nicely.

    Thanks to Philipp Kerling.

  2. Holy… have you thought of submitting this to publishers? Though, you should insist on keeping the online version up free, and I guess some publishers wouldn’t like that. But there’s now absolutely zero reason any university should still be using the lousy “English guide to Japanese” they all do!

    • I’ve kind of given up on traditional book publishing. I’ll probably go with lulu or something but mostly just electronically. But I want to get everything cleaned up first. Still, I like the idea of University outreach. If you’re studying Japanese at a university, please recommend the guide to your classmates and professors!

    • It would be wonderful to have this in print-form. 189 pages is quite a few to print out myself. I guess if I’m feeling very vindictive toward my printer someday…

  3. This is off-topic, but if you don’t mind me asking, how are your Chinese studies coming along? It’s been a while since your last update. 😛

  4. Nice. The links actually work. I didn’t even know PDF could do that.

    Personally, I still prefer the online version, but the conversion here is pretty slick.

  5. I would like to say thanks for the pdf version. It’s just makes things a lot easier to refer to and look at, especially when my internet connection is capped. Thanks again!

  6. Thanks for the PDF! After reading the first ~30 pages i decided to print it instead. Sadly my printer went out of toner after some 40 pages 😀 Guess I’m off to buy a new one tomorrow then.

  7. キムさん、このガイドは本当に役に立つよ。書いてくれるにありがとうございました。別件で、ウェブサイトは著作権情報がないよね。

  8. Hi taekk!
    Great guide – 1000 thanks for that!
    I wanted to ask you for permission to translate it into German.
    It would be a great help to many German students.
    Yoroshiku
    Soeren

  9. Oh tae kim, could you please see if someone could make your grammar guide for the palm pre as well? That would be beautiful!

  10. Would it be possible for you to post the perl script as well? That would enable other sites to also create such nicely formatted pdfs.

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