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Mouse-over dictionary

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ABCinChina

I need a good MDBG dictionary program that works with Windows 7. With all the cool new Aero effects, no pop-up translator seems to work anymore...

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debman3

I really need one also, if I don't find anything I'll buy MDBG but ur saying that it doesnt work on windows 7 ? that sucks coz i was planning on upgrading my OS

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debman3

since no1 is really helping here i just bought a license for MDBG. 40euro but damn usefull

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Prodigal Son

does anyone know how to add mouseover pinyin/english functionality to a website or blog?

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Meng Lelan

Does MDBG work for Vista? What about Windows 7?

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Prodigal Son

thanks for the help, that looks cool but what I'm looking for is something that installs onto my blog and allows visitors to mouseover chinese straight away.

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roddy

You probably want something like this if you want to automate it. But to be honest this I suspect it's better to leave the text blank and let users apply whatever methods they prefer, perhaps with links to a few recommended tools.

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Prodigal Son

good point Roddy, a lot of people probably have firefox plugins installed. also I tried that wordpress plugin, it was made 2 years ago and doesn't work with new versions of wordpress.

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roddy

There might be something similar out there, I don't know. But like you say, I think anyone likely to want pop up translations knows how to get them. I've played with them on this site, but there never seemed to be that much interest.

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yuanfen89

Anyone using a good mouse-over dictionary with Google Chrome (specifically using a mac)?

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debman3

still about MDBG, I bought a license few month ago and the soft is still great.

but I get two annoying bugs :

_the first one can happen with everyone, if the software is ON you can't use copy/paste (ctrl+c/ctrl+v), it's pretty annoying but it's okay since turning it OFF in the taskbar just solve the problem

_the second one is realllyyyy annoying, but won't annoy most people here. When I use dreaweaver (to create website) it turns pages from unicode to chinese. EVERYTIME I open a page... And this, even if MDBG is OFF in the taskbar, so I have to shut it down everytime I'm using dreamweaver ;( quite a pain. anyway if you do not use dreamweaver you won't have this issue so... all good.

hope a developper from MDBG is reading that :|

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debman3

I'm not really happy about their purchase and activation procedure. They suggest that u install the app by downloadin' & runnin' an online installer (so u can't even keep the original app ). The next step will be to activate the product which also requires u to be online. What if I want to re-install & re-activate the product but I'm offline? Do I do the whole thing again?

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debman3

I don't really know, ask them by mail. I'm not really fond of their system :s

but again, the soft does the job !

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flameproof
Have you tried Pablo?

Just did on Xp.

Like:

Easy to install.

Dict. install automatically

Can use in any Win application.

Don't like:

Pinyin characters are not clear to read

Does not work with MSN and QQ

The last point is the knock out point for me. Hope you fix that soon.

PS: The MDBG is way too expensive. For $10 they could get a few 1000 users in sort time but with their pricing it's more for a selected few.

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haton

Hello flameproof,

Popup support in Messenger and QQ is a great idea!

I have worked a bit on it and I posted a new version that offers some support in those programs. Not perfect, but it should show translations in the conversations.

Enjoy it from:

http://ehaton.blogspot.com/

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realmayo

I want a mouse-over pop-up dictionary to use in Microsoft Word. To those who have paid for this kind of software, would you recommend I did the same? Or are the free ones mentioned above just as good? Thanks.

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repusjonathan

Yeah, KingSoft 2009 isn't working for me in firefox 5.

Also, when I do the mouse over translate, i get a blank box...

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