This page shows a table with dictionaries located inside DICTS folder. Each row contains the following columns:

Using check box selector you may choose a subset of active dictionaries available for search.

Dictionary Sets

JEDict is able to load/save different groups of dictionaries.

There are several reserved sets:

If loaded dictionaries contain language information, JEDict creates additional dictionary sets named as shown below, where language stands for arbitrary non-English language:

To create your own set enter set name into set name field and press Create Set button (+).
To load a set, choose set name from popup menu.
To delete a set, press Delete (x) button. Set name to be deleted is taken from text field, not from popup menu. Reserved set names can not be deleted.

Dictionary searching order

To re-order dictionaries drag and drop corresponding rows inside table. Multiple selections are supported.
To re-order dictionaries by language just click on Language title column.

To remove dictionary press Delete key. All selected dictionaries and corresponding index files will be moved into unused dictionaries subfolder (~Library/JEDict/unused/).

Selected dictionaries may be re-indexed by pressing re-index button.

Control click on dictionary row will open a popup menu with the following commands:

Install Dictionary Command

Install Dictionary command brings to front open file panel to pick the file that will be installed as a dictionary. JEDict will convert selected file into appropriate encoding (when necessary), copy the result of conversion into Dicts folder, and index the file.

Open file panel contain encoding popup menu for files of unknown type. For dictionaries of known format and encoding and the encoding selection is ignored.

JEDict recognizes the following file formats:

For other files encoding is necessary, it is taken from popup menu as selected by user. Please do not rely much on encoding AUTODETECT option, it is not perfect.
Chosen 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 the file name. Other encodings are converted into UTF8, and the 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 completed.

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