Hi all, I'm pleased to announce that Nihongo Benkyo 0.3 has finally been released! Highlights ========== * Support for Windows, in addition to Linux. * View further details about a result. * Kanji dictionary. * History and go back/forward buttons. * nihongobenkyo-import becomes an (optional) ruby extension. * Some bugs fixed. * Translations updated. What is Nihongo Benkyo ? ======================== Nihongo Benkyo is a Japanese dictionary and learning tool for Linux and Windows. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive application that will help you learn Japanese. It is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License and provided without any warranty of any kind. Nihongo Benkyo: * Is available for Windows, Linux and other Unix operating systems. * Imports JMDict, a word dictionary with a lot of interesting metadata. * Imports JMnedict, a proper name dictionary. * Imports EDICT, a format in which you can find many specialized dictionaries (science, computing, etc). * Imports Kanjidic2, a kanji dictionary with over 10,000 entries. * Finds words from Japanese (kanji, kana, romaji) or from a translation. * Lists results in a table for quick overview. * Shows further details about a selected result (part of speech, similar words, dialect...). * Scans selection from other applications. * Keeps an history of searched words so you can go back and go forward easily. * Has its interface translated into bulgarian, english, french, japanese and spanish. Ressources ========== Website: http://www.nihongobenkyo.org Download area: http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=599 Mailing List: http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/nihongobenkyo-list
on 2005-11-15 23:20
on 2005-11-17 02:09
Hi Mathieu, I'm pretty sure I followed the install instructions exactly but I get: C:\ruby\nihongobenkyo>nihongobenkyo.bat C:\ruby\nihongobenkyo>ruby c:/ruby/bin/nihongobenkyo Can't load nihongobenkyo/import Any suggestions?
on 2005-11-17 16:38
Hi, This message is just displayed for information. It should not prevent the program from starting... Does Nihongo Benkyo start or does it stop after this message is displayed? If it stops, are there other messages ? nihongobenkyo/import is an optional extension that allows you to import new dictionary files in your Nihongo Benkyo database by yourself. It's not available for Windows yet. So this message is normal. Currently, Windows users must download the predefined database available at nihongobenkyo.org. This database contains JMDict (english and french) and Kanjidic2 (english). Mathieu
on 2005-11-17 19:34
oh, okay I guess it's working then. I was confused because there was nothing showing in either of the panes. I don't really understand how this program is supposed to help me learn japanese, I thought it would quiz me or something
on 2005-11-17 19:58
Well, you know, it's already supposed to help you understand japanese. It's actually a dictionary (but for that, you need to download the database) and will be a learning tool as of version 0.5 (according to the roadmap here http://rubyforge.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/*checkout...).
on 2005-11-17 21:29
I will try it when you'll have a one click installer :)