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 supports limited number of dictionaries: EDICT, KANJIDIC and one XDXF/StarDict dictionary.

Registered user may install additional dictionaries.

Supported Dictionaries For Registered Users (JEDict 4)

Dictionaries for JEDict 3.8.1 are here.

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.
Monash Server http://ftp.monash.edu.au/pub/nihongo/edict_doc.html
EDICT-formatted Japanese-English UTF8 or EUC file name with euc or utf8 extension: (buddhidc, kanjd212,cedict, kedict) Buddhdic Kanjd212 cedictu8 example sentences wadoku http://ftp.monash.edu.au/pub/nihongo/edict_doc.html
JMDICT Multilingual UTF8 JMdict file name JMdict.gz http://ftp.monash.edu.au/pub/nihongo/jmdict_proj_desc.html
XDXF Any UTF8 .xdxf extension XDXF dictionaries XDXF - XML Dictionary Exchange Format/
StarDict Any UTF8 .dict or dict.dz extension Start here Wikipedia
BEDIC Any UTF8 .dic or .dic.dz extension BEDIC dictionaries 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)
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.

Dictionary Installation

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 Install Dictionary 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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