I’m using the following:
Chinese system: Win2000 Professional with Traditional and Simplified Chinese IMEs (free from Microsoft)
NJStar – VERY occasionally only, usually for convenience in translating from GB to BIG-5 code if I’m going to use translation memory software to work on a file (my TMs are in traditional characters, but I’m not sure if they’re really BIG-5 or Unicode; anyway, this way works even though I’m not quite sure why);
Trados – really expensive but the most convenient thing I’ve found for heavy-duty professional translation from Chinese; if you avoid their constant updates (just update every 2 years or so) it’s a bit cheaper.
WinXP or Win2000 Professional handle multiple languages so well, you really don’t need NJStar if you want to avoid the expense. But being congenitally lazy, I like to be able to highlight a character in a text file and find the pronunciation with one click of the mouse, so I can look it up faster if I end up using a paper dictionary.
BUT – it’s the weekend, so I think I’ll check out the stuff that Konglong has listed! Thanks, Konglong!
since you seem to be the most knowledgeable person on this board about the latest electronic gadgetry & chinese :mrgreen: have you had any experience with C<->E dictionaries for Pocket PC (as opposed to Palm OS) ? I never had a PDA before, and I’m considering getting the new Toshiba PDA + cellphone (from Sprint PCS) wich runs MS Pocket PC – I’ve done a quick search on the web, and I only came up with this Pocket-PC-based dictionary:
ectaco.com/software/item.php … agelang=23