Archive for August, 2008

Xiao CiDian Version 1.0 Released

Friday, August 29th, 2008 | News | No Comments

The first version of 小词典 Desktop has been released. You can download it by clicking on the download link on the main page.

A big thanks to all the beta testers! I hope you enjoy the application.


Where did the dictionary come from?

Sunday, August 24th, 2008 | FAQ | No Comments

The dictionary backing the 小词典 applications is the fantastic, publicly available CC-CEDICT dictionary. The dictionary is currently released under the Creative Commons license.

To learn more about this great resource, visit the CC-CEDICT web site.


How do I submit errors or omissions in the dictionary?

Sunday, August 24th, 2008 | FAQ | 2 Comments

Since 小词典 is powered by the Creative Commons licensed database CC-CEDICT, you may add omissions and corrections to that project, and the changes will be available in a future update of 小词典.

Please be sure to follow their guidelines for submissions, and thank you for your help!


How do I enable Chinese Character Input on the iPhone?

Sunday, August 24th, 2008 | FAQ | 1 Comment

To enable search by Chinese characters, either by typing them in pinyin or drawing the characters with your finger, you will need to turn on chinese input on your iPhone.

You can turn on Chinese input by doing the following. From the home screen, go into Settings > General > Keyboard > International, and scroll all the way to the bottom. There you will see a submenu titled Chinese Simplified – tap this item.

You will be presented with the screen shown in the image above. If you tap both of these switches to on, you will have enabled the Chinese input for your iPhone.

The next time you tap in the 小词典 search box, the keyboard will have a small globe on the bottom left next to the number button. By clicking this button you can toggle between pinyin input, Character drawing, and English input.


Setting up the Xiao CiDian Website

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 | News | No Comments

The new site is up and reworked. It was using a static place holder site, but is now using a more dynamic site that should lend itself to more helpful content.

Stay tuned!