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jsvariable
post Jun 21 2006, 09:42 AM
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Hello.

I bought a 3100 last year, and have happily been using it as an amazing tool for Japanese study since then. The main selling point for me has been the ability to have Japanese dictionaries that can be searched via handwriting (kanji) recognition.

Like I said, I have been extremely happy with the 3100 so far; however, its one main fault (for me) is its lack of Java support - the reason being that I would like to write a flashcard / study tool for the device, but don't want to have to go through the trouble of writing it in Qt (I have already done a lot of the work in Java, and setting up the development environment for Qt is a pain).

Anyhow, I have been looking around for a solution to my problem, and I'm wondering if pdaXrom is a possible match for my needs.

I have done some looking around for myself, but I would really appreciate it if one of the pdaXrom gurus would let me know if these functionalities would be possible on a 3100 / pdaXrom setup (Entries marked with an * are absolutely essential. Other entries are "nice, but not essential"):

1*. Maintains japanese input support, including handwriting recognition. (From what I have read on the forums, it seems like you can get uim up and running in pdaXrom, but I am wondering whether it includes some sort of handwriting support.)

2*. Java (at least 1.4) support.

3*. A dictionary program exists for it that I could install Jim Breen's jdic (edict) dictionary into.

4. That dictionary program could also be used to access the two Japanese dictionaries (koujien and the other)that are included with the 3100. (I know this might be impossible because I think they are encrypted...)

That's pretty much it. Basically, I just want a solution with which I have Japanese handwriting support, a japanese-english dictionary, and the ability to run some Java study programs that I write.

Thanks for your help,
joe
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loji
post Jun 25 2006, 05:49 AM
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Check the sourceforge japan feeds ->

http://pdaxrom.sourceforge.jp/feed/
and
http://zaurus-ja.sourceforge.jp/feed/

looks like they has a number of programs compiled with jp support.

also I think bdict and stardict support Japanese

http://stardict.sourceforge.net/Dictionaries_ja.php

Stardict compiled for pdaXrom is in the unstable feed (2.4.4) there may be a newer one depending on which beta version you're using. Check the officiall feeds too

http://www.pdaxrom.org/unstable/




AND to top it off .. here's some how-to's that I can't read wink.gif but crappily translate as useful ->
http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA023495/zaurus/pdaxrom.html
http://pdaxrom.sourceforge.jp/wiki/index.php?FrontPage
http://journal.mycom.co.jp/special/2005/pdaxrom/

Goodluck smile.gif and happy learning
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jsvariable
post Jun 27 2006, 10:27 AM
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Hello.

Thanks for all the work! I'm going to look into all this, and see what I can come up with. If it doesn't work out (my moving to pdaXrom), I'm leaning towards sticking with the Sharp ROM, and writing my software in the old Java version. I didn't want to have to deal with AWT, but if there's no other choice... biggrin.gif

Thanks again!
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Smuffle
post Aug 1 2006, 12:02 PM
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At last, someone who is having similar problems to me.

Now that PDAXROM seems to support Japanese pretty well, it's becoming an even more attractive option but it still has that major stumbling block, the block that that keeps me on the the Sharp/Cacko roms: it can't run the great "Genius" dictionary bundled with the C3000+.

If the encryption on those dictionary files is ever cracked and is made to work on another OS, I'd be all over it before you could say something quite long and difficult to say.
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post Aug 1 2006, 02:38 PM
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Maybe you also want to take a look at the latest OE/OZ stuff. There are many input methods available including HWR. Not all of them may be in the feeds yet (actually, I assume they are not yet in). I use OZ and Japanese input. Please also take a look at http://gakusei.sf.net and consider joining forces there.
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