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I'm just passing this news to you.

 

Wenlin has "exclusive electronic rights" to the coming Bauer Cantonese dictionary and are developing a website for accessing it.

 

The link is to a Kickstarter project but there's a lot more info about what they're planning if you're interested.

 

The service won't be free and I don't know how it will compare to our already well-known Cantonese resources, but I'll look at anything Wenlin related.

Edit: ...and I'll also look at anything Pleco related, see below.

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Update on this: dictionary is also coming to Pleco, and we've added the Pleco version to the Kickstarter as a backer reward.

 

http://www.pleco.com/2016/11/30/abc-cantonese-dictionary-wenlin-kickstarter/

 

Very excited to take this big step forward in Cantonese dictionaries. (actually the print screenshots don't even fully do this justice - sample data [which I'll be posting some screenshots from soon] is a good bit more detailed)

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This is my first time participating at Kickstarter. I changed my pledge to include the Pleco version and I look forward to it! :-)

 

EDIT: I look forward to this dictionary coming to Wenlin, on my desktop, above all. But that it is also coming to Pleco is especially convenient too, and happy news.

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I am not planning to learn Cantonese any time soon and I don't really understand the difference between the online paid version of the dictionary and a offline version like the one is going to work in Pleco.

 

But Wenlin is offering as a backer reward the Wenlin dictionary (49USD) and Wenlin software + the dictionaries bundle (99USD). It is actually a 50% sale like the one offered last year.

 

I don't want to reopen a discussion on Wenlin but I still have some doubts... Does anyone know on how many different computers you can simultaneously install a copy, according to their license agreement? I would also like to try their Wenlinux.

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Last official update was on 2/28. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wenlin/wenlin-abc-cantonese-dictionary-website-ed-robert/posts/1818680) Wait is really just on the website, though - my understanding is that the dictionary itself has been done for a while now, but they don't want to go public with it until they have the means to distribute it widely / do useful things with feedback / etc.

 

Here's an early Pleco screenshot, though we're planning to put the characters above the Jyutping in example sentences in the finished version.

 

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I bought something on Amazon for the first time in some months and finally paid to renew my Prime membership for this reason. Well, "wouldn't you know it", as they say, for the first time ever the item was lost or stolen in the mail, I guess. But the good news is that now, day by day, the evidence grows that I can actually live without it anyway, eh?

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The dictionary is done and they're beta-testing the Wiki (which works quite well) - from our end we're just waiting for them to launch it officially and then we'll be able to tell you exactly when it's coming to Pleco.

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Ok! It's up now for those who participated in the kickstarter!

 

I'm in!

 

As I have "lived with" Wenlin, Cantodict, Pleco (which will get this dictionary as soon as they can) and chinese-forums, I hope this new site makes the grade too, and I'm sure it will!

 

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