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Hanzim ("Hanzi Master") is an interactive visual dictionary for learning and seeing relationships between Chinese radicals, characters, and compounds. All the characters with a given radical, phonetic component, or pronunciation can be displayed, and all words containing a character, with English meanings. All data is stored locally. Either simplified or traditional characters can be used.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  19 Sep 2012 18:17

    Release Notes: This release brings improved integration of third-party dictionaries such as CeDict and HanDeDict. Handwriting recognition and several other platform-related improvements come to the Mac version, and the Linux version has been updated for better compatibility with recent distributions. There is a new tutorial for lists and flash cards. A version for the iPad (called iHanzim) is now available.

    •  13 Mar 2011 10:02

      Release Notes: This release brings improvements to flashcard presentation, including a full-screen mode and the ability to mark known cards. You can now also download vocabulary lists from an online library.

      •  27 May 2010 11:55

        Release Notes: This release brings the ability to edit word definitions and add new words to the dictionary. Text is now hyperlinked for easy lookup of synonyms, and font zoom commands were added. Bug fixes and UI enhancements round out the improvements.

        •  23 Sep 2009 13:47

          Release Notes: This release adds custom word lists, dictionary editing and import in Standard Edition, plus new Deluxe Edition with stroke order animations, spoken pronunciations, historical development, and flashcards.

          •  08 Mar 2009 18:06

            Release Notes: This release brings several new features: long compounds of 3-4 characters are now displayed, and English definitions can be searched without clicking a button. The frequency display control is now more meaningful, and dictionary information is available. Simplified/Traditional conversion has been added, including intelligent handling of multiple-mapping cases. More related-character information has been made available, and several bugs have been fixed.

            Recent comments

            06 Oct 2000 11:50 arobert

            Works on Windows
            BTW, in case anyone is interested, this program DOES work on Windows (with Tcl/Tk installation), but right now it has a few rough edges, since I am not Windows expert enough to get all the right ifdefs in. A binary compiled with VC++ 6.0 and a suitable makefile comes with it, but I haven't been able to test it with the various 16-bit font-handling frameworks available on different Windows versions. Contributions and assistance are welcome. It should work as well on the Macintosh, but I haven't had access to a development machine to make the necessary tweaks...


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