Projects / PAdict


PAdict is a Japanese-English dictionary for PalmOS 3.3 and higher. It supports searches for Japanese readings and English meanings. Dictionary entries are displayed in Kana and Kanji. It uses the edict Japanese-English dictionary file and contains about 20,000 Japanese words. It needs 1.5 MB of RAM; the main goals are a small database size and fast searches. Searching is fully implemented and the program is stable. It includes larger databases (the full edict for those who have enough memory) and handwriting recognition.

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Recent releases

  •  01 Mar 2005 01:15

    Release Notes: Some database updates, minor bugfixes, and enhancements.

    •  10 Oct 2004 20:35

      Release Notes: This release is a database update release. Kanji hand-drawn recognition and stroke order diagrams have been improved. Some minor bugs have been fixed.

      •  16 Aug 2004 15:03

        Release Notes: High resolution support, memory card support, stroke order diagrams, and better Japanese PalmOS support have been added. Some bugs have been fixed.

        •  26 Feb 2004 19:38

          Release Notes: This version has an improved user interface (including a new results browser), multi-radical kanji lookup, hotlists (such as dictionary bookmarks), and a small vocabulary trainer.

          •  20 Apr 2003 02:42

            Release Notes: The new version of PAdict makes stroke recognition for kanji possible (based on the pocketkanji project). Additionaly, information about kanji can be displayed. The search for words has been improved, and more results are stored (now up to 50). Many bugs have been fixed, so an update to the actual version is highly recommended. Please remember to get the actual database file from the download section of padict, too!

            Recent comments

            18 Dec 2002 00:48 VapulaBE

            Nice application for people learning Japanese
            This is a very handy Japanese dictionary. The core program can still be improved a little but the author is very responsive.

            Along with yomeru/manae and PocketKanji, it's the perfect tool for those who wants to use their Palm as a tool for Japanese learning (and perhaps even for everyday japanese).

            It's a little big (you'll need about 2Mb of free memory on your palm) but it's worth it...

            BTW, the font is really nice and easy to read (great for kanji as they tend to be unreadable when using yomeru with elisa and dasaji font.


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