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hoshinoumi

Reader app similar to Perapera

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hoshinoumi

Hello! I'm looking for a Chinese reader app that works for PC (PDFs). I want something similar to Perapera, where you put your mouse over the words you don't understand and a pop-up with the definition comes up. Do you know of anything similar?

I'd be a great help, since I just started reading scientific papers written in Chinese.

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imron

Although it doesn't work natively with PDF files (yet), you can copy and paste the text from a PDF file in to Chinese Text Analyser which can then do what you want.

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Luxi
On 08/02/2018 at 2:52 PM, imron said:

you can copy and paste the text from a PDF file in to Chinese Text Analyser

That's a good workaround, though copy is annoyingly disabled in some pdf files.

 

The only app I know that works as a pop-up dictionary with pdfs, docs, and most ebook readers in Windows is MDBG Chinese Reader 8 but it isn't free. It also works in the Edge browser, which means you can use the browser's own reader. It works online and offline. There is a 2-week free trial and the annual subscription makes the price a little less steep - though I wish there was a cheaper version without an included translation credit.

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georjungcocaine

I am also looking for such a resource. Specifically, I'd like to customize it so that its screen shows up in a corner  after I hover over words.

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