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WenLin3 and Linux

WenLin is a really nice program for dealing with Chinese characters.

It can be used as a basic word-processor. Inputting Chinese characters can be done using the Pinyin romanization system, or by drawing the characters. For writing characters, I strongly recommend a graphics tablet! It is also quite handy for reading Chinese text. Just passing your mouse cursor over a character will show the dictionary meaning at the bottom of the window. Clicking on a character will give a much more detailed definition, including ancient forms of the character and possible origin, as provided by the ABC Chinese-English dictionary (John de Francis). Conversely, passing the mouse pointer over an English word will show the equivalent Chinese words at the bottom of the screen, and clicking on an English word will show a brief `Chinese' definition of the word.

WenLin is available for Windows and MacOS, but fear not. WenLin3 can be made to run with the Wine, the Windows application compatability layer for Linux. Here are my installation and usage tips...


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David Fong 2011-01-25