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Who is KDPS
Electronic Book Edition
(no longer available)
In 1995, Nichigai
Associates published the long-awaited Electronic Book edition of
of Jack Halpern's the New
Japanese English Character Dictionary, which has become a standard
reference work and has enjoyed the praise
of renowned scholars and learners throughout the world.
A major feature of the electronic
book format is the speed and facility with which entries can
be looked up. Although we have departed from the traditional method
of ordering characters, we have not overlooked the needs of the traditionally
oriented user. You have a choice of a multitude of search methods that
can be combined with each other for maximum speed and flexibility.
- Pattern Index:
The Pattern Index based on theSKIPlets
you locate entries effortlessly by selecting patterns and subsection
numbers from a menu.
- By reading:
Searching by reading is case insensitive and does not require a knowledge
of whether the reading is on or kun.
Of course, readings can also be located by wordend search or by combining
with other criteria such as character meanings.
by their traditional radicals.
- By meaning:
You can locate a character by specifying its core meaning, or any
word or phrase included in any character meaning. Since you can combine
meanings with readings and SKIP numbers, it is very easy to quickly
narrow the search to the character you want.
- By Compounds:
You can quickly locate any compound or example by specifying its meaning,
reading or characters that it includes. This allows you maximum flexibility
in locating compound words instantly.
- Kanji Thesaurus:
Another unique search method allows you to locate a character from
semantically-classified groups. You locate a headword from an alphabetical
list, then select your character to get immediate access to its main
entry. You can easily jump back and forth between the main entries
for each group member, giving you a full understanding of their subtle