Let's say you want to extract texts from the visual novel for the purpose of looking up the word in the dictionary, or feeding them into a machine translator. How would one go about accomplishing this?

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  • I suppose you mean Japanese words? – Alenanno Dec 11 '12 at 21:17
  • @Alenanno From context, most VN's are in Japanese, so yes, Japanese words. – Ken Li Dec 11 '12 at 21:18
  • meta.anime.stackexchange.com/questions/11/… in case if anyone wants to discuss if these type of questions are on-topic – Ken Li Dec 11 '12 at 21:20
  • I voted +1 to undo the -1, because I think VN and Anime are part of the same culture and market. – Camilo Martin Dec 11 '12 at 21:30

There are some software, such as Anime Games Text Hooker or Interactive Text Hooker, that are especially made for this purpose. Some people use them together with automated translation tools.

An AGTH tutorial, and an example screenshot of how it looks in action: AGTH

An ITH tutorial, and an example screenshot of how it looks in action: ITH

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