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Cyath

Programs that will read words on mouseover?

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Cyath

Currently using the Zhongwen add-on for Google Chrome to read webpages and such, it's proving very useful, but I would like to know if there was a program that could also give you the readings of the word on mouseover. (with voice, that is) 

 

Have Googled a bit but since the people on this forum seem to have incredible knowledge of Chinese resources, I thought I would take a shortcut and come here instead. :)

 

Would also like to know if there is a similar program for offline content - i.e, text documents and such. 

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Chinese Reader 8  will do that, it will also work with Windows 10's Edge browser, and non-browser apps like Office or pdfs (some pdfs at least). It's not free but I find it very useful. You can download from the link above and try it for free for a couple of weeks.

 

You can activate the automatic speech function by going to Settings>Speech and ticking 'Auto-Pronounce'. It'll drive you crazy  :-?

 

Edit: yes, it works offline, the dictionary is saved in your system.

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yifeng
@Cyath  Smart Chinese Reader 3.0 is designed for your purposes.  It offers a built-in web broswer with a popup Chinese dictionary. To hear a word pronounced, click the SPEAKER icon on the popup dictionary, or press Ctrl + z. Moreover, as a Chinese learning software, it can segment a sentence into words, read aloud the whole sentence, translate it into Chinese, etc.

 


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vellocet

Installed Zhongwen, didn't know it existed.  I was having all sorts of bizarre problems with Perapera.  Once it was great, but no more.  Kind of like nicku.com in that effect.  

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