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Wheee-gits (widgets)

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doumeizhen

I made wonderful use of my vacation time today and looked into this widget business for my OS X platform. Here's a couple that are related to Chinese:

Widget Chinese Dictionary

Widget Chinese Calendar

Widget Maopost: Vintage Posters

Widget: Translator

Widget: BBC News in 32 Languages

Widget: Hong Kong News

And some other stuff too:

Crosswords with Chinese language set (shareware)

IParrot Dictionary (for ipod) for Travel Vocab: In German, Japanese, Chinese and English.

Warning: One of those widgets makes a coo-coo's noise every hour... beware.

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bogleg

The Widget Chinese Dictionary is really cool. I really like that it gives example sentences. However, I wish there was the option to display the pinyin along with the chinese characters. It looks like this is because the underlying dict.cn doesn't do that either.

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