JEDict comes with two main dictionaries: EDICT and KANJIDIC taken from Monash University FTP Archive.
These two files are located inside application bundle. User dictionary is created inside ~/Library/JEDict/Dicts/.
Unregistered version of JEDict supports only EDICT and KANJIDIC.
Registered user may install additional dictionaries.
|Format||Languages||Encoding||Recognized By||Download||Format Description|
|EDICT||Japanese-English||EUC or SJIS||file name (edict and all other files names
listed at Monash server) plus examples, wadoku or wdjt files.
|EDICT-formatted||Multilingual||UTF8 or EUC||file name with euc or utf8 extension: (buddhidc, kanjd212,cedict, kedict)||buddhdicu,
|JMDICT||Multilingual||UTF8||JMdict file name||JMdict.gz||http://ftp.monash.edu.au/pub/nihongo/jmdict_proj_desc.html|
|BEDIC||Any||UTF8||.dic or .dic.dz extension||http://sourceforge.net/projects/bedic||http://bedic.sourceforge.net/man/mkbedic.html|
|EIJIRO||English -Japanese-English||SJIS||file names (eijro,wajiro, waeijoro, REIJI8,RYAKU||Commercial||Plain Text (http://www.eijiro.jp/index.html)|
|EPWING||Multilingual||SJIS||location in epwing subfolder||http://maximilky.hp.infoseek.co.jp/
|TEXT||Any||Any, if provided by user||Extension : euc, utf8, sjis. All other user provided encodings are converted into utf8.||Any plain text with 0x0, 0xD or 0xA entry delimiters.|
File extension has higher priority than file name, e.g. edict.euc is TEXT-type, rather than EDICT-type dictionary.
JEDict 4 default dictionary location is ~/Library/JEDict/Dicts/. Any dictionary file with valid name or extension is recognized automatically and indexed when necessary at JEDict startup.
Therefore you may install new or newer dictionary by moving dictionary file into default dictionary folder (~/Library/JEDict/Dicts/).
All files with valid file name or extension may be installed automatically once downloaded from JEDict WEB tab. In this case "Install downloaded dictionaries' check box in Preferences should be ON.
Any text file with 0x0, 0xA or 0xD characters used as entry line delimiter may be installed using 'New Dictionary From File' command from Dictionaries Page. On this command user must select text file and provide a proper encoding for this file. Please do not rely much on encoding AUTODETECT option, it is not perfect.
Independently on file name or extension, provided file will be copied into ~/Library/JEDict/Dicts/ folder with appropriate extension. UTF8, EUC or SJIS encoded files are copied as they are, corresponding extension is appended to file name if necessary. Other encodings are converted into UTF8, and file is copied to Dicts folder as original_file_name.utf8. Once file is copied successfully, it will be indexed and included into dictionary list immediately when indexing will be done.
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