GDict - Manual

A project of Luong Ngoc Hoang and Nguyen Hoang Dang Nguyen at FIT-HCMUNS  

BROWSE THE DICTIONARY

Step 1: Take focus to a word index on the list by clicking it or press the UP button two times (if the search text box is getting the focus).

Step 2: Use the UP and DOWN button to scroll the list.

 

Step 3: Click and hold a word index for one or two second will show its meaning.

Step 4: If you want to search a word, please type it in the text box. The word list will scroll automatically to the most similar word item. Press the Search button to show its meaning if the typed word exists in the dictionary.



CHANGE DICTIONARY

Step 1: Press the Menu button.

Step 2: Please choose "Choose Dictionary".


Step 3: Choose a dictionary on the list and then click Ok button.



HOW TO TYPE SOME SPECIAL CHARACTERS

There are some 'special' characters in many languages that the keyboard of Android Emulator hasn't supported yet. So, we have tried to find a way to type these characters. At the moment, GDict only supports how to type 'special' characters of Vietnamese, French and German languages.

VIETNAMESE CHARACTERS:

Many of Vietnamese language characters are the combination of a Latin character and one, or two additional accent marks. The rule to type these special characters on GDict is stated below:

  • Use the @ button to type additional characters (dấu mũ):
    • Type a, and then press @ once to create ă, twice to create â.
    • Type e, and then press @ once to create ê.
    • Type o, and then press @ once to create ô, twice to create ơ.
    • Type u, and then press @ once to create ư.
    • Type d, and then press @ once to create đ.
  • Use the / button to type tone mark: 
    • Press once to create acute accent (dấu sắc).
    • Press twice to create grave accent (dấu huyền).
    • Press 3 times to create hook (dấu hỏi).
    • Press 4 times to create tilde (dấu ngã).
    • Press 5 times to create dot below (dấu nặng).
  • Use @ and / together to create all combinations of Vietnamese characters with tone marks.

FRENCH CHARACTERS:

  • à : type a, and then press the / button 2 times.
  • â : type a, and then press the @ button 2 times.
  • ç : type c, and then press the @ button.
  • é : type e, and the press the / button.
  • è : type e, and the press the / button 2 times.
  • ê : type e, and then press the @ button.
  • ë : type e, and then press the @ button 2 times.
  • î : type i, and then press the @ button.
  • ï : type i, and then press the @ button 2 times.
  • ô : type o, and then press the @ button.
  • û : type u, and then press the @ button 2 times.
  • ü : type u, and then press the @ button 3 times.
  • ù : type u, and then press the / button 2 times.

GERMAN CHARACTERS:

  • ä : type a, and then press the @ button.
  • ö : type o, and then press the @ button 3 times.
  • ü : type u, and then press the @ button 3 times.
  • ß : type s, and then press the @ button.