- Zaurus PDA Dictionary Extension: The World in your Pocket -
We put together the one and only truely useful Japanese-German and
Japanese-English electronic dictionary. Other languages can be handled in the same way.
A useful electronic dictionary tool for foreigners in Japan should have the following
Chinese character entry through handwriting recognition
A search function to find kanji script, pronunciation and the translation
of a given word
True pocket size
Sufficient vocabulary to read any Japanese newspaper
Flexibility to add additional languages and specialized vocabulary
The SHARP Zaurus is the only device that fulfills points 1-3. To teach it points 4 and 5, installed additional dictionary files. The largest of the 10 or so dictionaries available has 1 mio. entries.
Why don't you have a look at the Screen shots before we start talking!
This page is to make it as easy as a few mouse clicks for you to get a dictionary into your shirt pocket. If you are good with computers and have time to spare, see the technical page with instructions how to install everything yourself for free.
Recommended Sets: S - simple / D - dictionary hero / P - professional
(Recommendation based on my subjective judgement of utility vs. cost.)
So far, I have not been able to establish any firm relationship with any hardware supplier. I am looking for distributors dealers who are willing to supply any of the necessary hardware at a good price to me as well as to any visitors of this website. Of you have connections, please put me in touch!