JJDict - a Java based Japanese-English Dictionary

one of Jack's Hacks

JJDict - Java Japanese-English Dictionary Program v1.0

by Jack Palevich

Copyright (C)1996 Palevich-Chen Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its documentation for all purposes and without fee is hereby granted provided that this copyright notice appears in all copies.

This program is based on Jim Breen's EDICT file.

To use JJDict you will need

  • The ZIP package JJDict.zip, which contains the java source and classfiles in this software distribution.
  • A way of running Java Applications. (e.g. a copy of Netscape Navigator.)
  • A copy of the Japanese-English dictionary files EDICT and EDICT.JDX.
  • Optionally, a way of displaying Japanese characters. If you are running Windows 3.1 or Windows 95, you might try the font and input system demo available from UnionWay.

To run JJDict

  1. Copy the EDICT and EDICT.JDX files to the same directory as the EDict.class file.
  2. Run the java command line program to load the JJDict class, e.g.:
    1. C> java JJDict
  3. Follow the on-screen directions. Note: You have to click in the text entry field to get a cursor to show up.
You are welcome to use the EDict.java and EDictIterator.java classes in your own programs. I tried to make them as reusable as possible.