Japanese dictionary on Zaurus

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I have problems finding out the details about the Zaurus and its
Japanese dictionary. Please have a look.

* I don't believe that the Zaurus sold in the UK contains a Japanese /
English (JE) nor a English / Japanese (EJ) dictionary and it is not
available separately, is this correct?

* What is the specification of the JE/EJ dictionary on the Japanese
version of the Zaurus? Does it support handwritten kanji/kana?

* Can the software that comes with a Japanese Zaurus work together
with an English Windows 2000/XP version?

* Does the Zaurus dictionary show furigana on the Japanese offered
after translating an English word? This is very important for a
Japanese learner, but it is never included in the electronic
dictionaries.

Thanks.
 
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Hoshisato <hoshisato@hotmail.com> wrote:

>* I don't believe that the Zaurus sold in the UK contains a Japanese /
>English (JE) nor a English / Japanese (EJ) dictionary and it is not
>available separately, is this correct?

Hm..I think it is possible to download Japanese Rom from Sharp and
than it is very japanese. :)


>* What is the specification of the JE/EJ dictionary on the Japanese
>version of the Zaurus? Does it support handwritten kanji/kana?

I did not know enought about this language to say yes or no, but you
can write some Hiragana and than it made one new sign from it. I think
this is Kanji.


>* Can the software that comes with a Japanese Zaurus work together
>with an English Windows 2000/XP version?

I do not use Product from this company, but I think it can, because the
people in Japan use Windows, too. When I bought my C750 in Tokyo it was
completly japanese, but it was possible to switch to english.

There is also something with name Cacko-Rom wich is in english, but
you can also switch to japanese.

>* Does the Zaurus dictionary show furigana on the Japanese offered
>after translating an English word?


Sorry, I did not know.

Olaf


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On Sun, 26 Sep 2004, Hoshisato wrote:

> I have problems finding out the details about the Zaurus and its
> Japanese dictionary. Please have a look.
>
> * I don't believe that the Zaurus sold in the UK contains a Japanese /
> English (JE) nor a English / Japanese (EJ) dictionary and it is not
> available separately, is this correct?

There is wajei, which uses the free edict dictionary. It is an open
source java app, and runs on many platforms. There is a Zaurus version,
but we have not been able to get to work on my boss's C860.

http://wajei.sourceforge.net/

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Hoshisato wrote:
> * I don't believe that the Zaurus sold in the UK contains a Japanese /
> English (JE) nor a English / Japanese (EJ) dictionary and it is not
> available separately, is this correct?

Native version (i.e. Japanese version) is provided with a CD-ROM that
includes the JE/EJ dictionary.

> * What is the specification of the JE/EJ dictionary on the Japanese
> version of the Zaurus? Does it support handwritten kanji/kana?

It seems that Gakken provides a software (GDBase) that is useful to create
its own dictionary (I read that in a book in a library in Tokyo).

> * Can the software that comes with a Japanese Zaurus work together
> with an English Windows 2000/XP version?

I have a Japanese Zaurus and I use a French Windows XP version and that
works. There is only one problem, it's in Japanese ^___^
You can use AppLocale (a software from Microsoft that allows to run foreign
softwares, like Japanese softwares). However, there is a software in English
for a previous version of a Zaurus that can be used but I don't remember
where you can download it.

> * Does the Zaurus dictionary show furigana on the Japanese offered
> after translating an English word? This is very important for a
> Japanese learner, but it is never included in the electronic
> dictionaries.

There is no furigana available. The dictionary is made for Japanese people
and not for gaijin (as for electronic dictionaries).

> Thanks.

I hope that will help you.

Hashi.

PS: Sorry for my poor English.
 

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