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PeterL
post Jul 17 2011, 01:17 AM
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Hi,

First of all, apologies for my bad manners in cross-posting this message here after posting it in the Cxx0 General forum as well. I saw that that forum isn't very active at all, so I decided to take a bet and to repost it here, as this is the most active forum.

In 2003, I bought my C860 as an aid in my Japanese studies. I stayed with the original Sharp ROM and installed kanjidic + a few dictionaries. With its recognition of kanji written on screen, it was a dream dictionary. However, a few years later, I hardly had anything to do with Japan anymore and reflashed the ROM to some sort of Linux. It boots and gives me a login prompt. I can log in as root without a password, but I donīt know which ROM or version it is.

I'd like to flash it back to something similar to what I had before. The only requirements are: a good dictionary (extendible with more edict files), recognition of hand written kanji. I don't require networking, X, whatever in particular. Just give me back the greatest Japanese-English dictionary on earth

Any recommendations on which ROM to flash with ? I can find the right application soft myself after that, if standard Zaurus apps work on that ROM.

Thanks in advance,


Peter.
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koan
post Jul 17 2011, 06:38 AM
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What kind of Kanji recognition do you need ?

Do you want to edit text or is it only the dictionary function that you need ? Would you be happy to use the Sharp ROM with NihongoNirvana http://nihongonirvana.sourceforge.net/kani1/kani.html ?
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PeterL
post Jul 17 2011, 11:08 AM
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Hi Koan,

QUOTE(koan @ Jul 17 2011, 02:38 PM) *
What kind of Kanji recognition do you need ?

Do you want to edit text or is it only the dictionary function that you need ? Would you be happy to use the Sharp ROM with NihongoNirvana http://nihongonirvana.sourceforge.net/kani1/kani.html ?


The Sharp ROM has excellent built-in kanji recognition that works in any program, so also for editing text. I think I tried NihongoNirvana (wasn't it called KanjiNirvana before ?), but the built-in recognition was just so much better. So I'm not looking for an additional program that implements kanji recognition, I'm looking for a ROM that has the algorithms from the Sharp ROM.

As I explained, I currently don't have the Sharp ROM on my C860 any more. If somebody has that image and if it's allowed to distribute it, then I would be glad to just return to its original image.

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Peter.
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koan
post Jul 17 2011, 12:45 PM
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Backup ROM files are still available due to the kindness of Trisoft, see http://www.trisoft.de/en_c860howto.htm

I think your only choice is to use the Sharp ROM, however, you could transfer the input method plugin to the Cacko ROM by installing the Sharp ROM and copying it. You should be able to find the plugin in /home/QtPalmtop/plugins/inputmethods - one of the .so files.

Yes, NihongoNirvana was formerly known as KanjiNirvana.
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