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Re: [tlug] Electronic dictionary/'tango-cho'


On Feb 10, 2005, at 6:34 PM, wrote:

> Not quite Linux related but ...
	Let's try to put this to 'almost linux related'.  :-)

> I'm looking for a portable electronic device that I can use (or can 
> double
> as) a japanese/english dictionary & 'tango-cho'.
> By tango-cho I mean that it will let me selectively store japanese 
> words
> that I have looked up in the dictionary so that I can review them 
> latter.
> Even better if it had some kind of testing feature.

	I've not seen one that has the type of features you want out
of the box.  But with a little bit of creativity I think you can adapt a
Sharp Zaurus C7xxx series to do what you want.  I've been using
one (C760) as a dictionary for awhile now and have been very happy
with it as that.  Since the Japanese Zaurus has built-in
Japanese handwriting recognition it has helped speed up my lookup
of kanji by a factor ranging from 2-5.
	Once you enter words into the jisho section there is a
little history bar that holds a small number of entries that you
have selected earlier.   But since this is a PDA you can just
select the entry you're interested in and copy and paste it into
a text document for later perusal.  That should be able to
overcome your 100 word issue.  I admit that might be a
little clumsy if you're in a rush, though.

	The newer 3000 series might have niftier features but
I've not really test drive that one at all yet.  But a built in
4G HDD option does sound certainly spiffy.


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to make it from the bowling alley to the classroom.
I'm optimistic about academic computing; I've begun
to see computers in bowling alleys." -Landow

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