To search by pinyin, English, stroke count, or Cantonese Yale romanization,
type the query word into the appropriate field and hit enter. A list of matching
characters will appear in the results section. Click on a character in the results
section to see its full definition.
To search by radical and stroke, first determine the number of strokes in the
radical. Click on the "Kangxi Radicals" folder and then the folder with the
number of strokes of the radical. Select the appropriate radical from this list,
then the appropriate number of remaining characters. Finally, select the character
you are looking for from the resulting list. The full definition will appear to
To use this dictionary you must first do some set up steps. Be
sure to get the internationalized version of Java and not the English-only version.
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