[RELEASE] PSPedict V0.4 (Japanese Dictionary)
This is my first PSP / community related release ever. I have continued the PSPedict project started by PixelDragon. He was kind enough to give me the latest source code and a few tips to get started.
Basically, this is a Japanese dictionary application for the PSP. PSPedict supports own studylists so you can use it even for learning new words.
The new features in v0.4 release:
- Kanji seach by SKIP code: This works only with the English OSK (triangle). Start the input with #. Next write the SKIP code separated by spaces. For example, input #1 4 5 searches kanjis that belong to the first pattern. Left character should have 4 strokes and right 5 strokes. You may also use number 0 as a meaning of anything.
- Kanji search by stroke count: Again you need to use the English OSK and start the input with #. Then comes the number of strokes. E.g. #3 searches kanjis that have a stroke count of 3.
- Kanji search by SKIP and stroke count: You may combine the previous two methods by writing the SKIP code first and then the stroke count. E.g. #1 0 0 5 searches all kanjis that belong to the pattern 1 and have a stroke count of 5.
- Hide kanji/kana/description: Added a new option to hide these from every menu.
- Custom dictionary: A new dictionary that the user may use for adding his/her own words and definitions. You may use JWPce for this. The file already has a few examples, so you know what you should be doing. Remember to save the file as custom.sjs if you don't overwrite the existing one.
- Randomize Study List: While in Study List, press select. Not a perfect algorithm, but works. The location of the arrow selection has some effect.
- Some minor bugs: There are some minor bugs when the new features are used; some I could even call as "features". E.g. kanjidic has a habit to randomize when the new search method is used. Hey, it may be a good thing! Shouldn't have any major ones, though. However, I am already aware of a few not-completely-user-friendly bugs. Those are pretty minor, nevertheless.
The source code is included as the code is under GPL. I must warn it may not be beginner friendly (Well, this was my first PSP release so you may give it a try; at least I was able to guess what to do.). A few compiling tips are included in Source Code v4 folder.
After this release, I am not sure whether I will keep improving this. I integrated the features I mostly needed; unfortunately not everything I would have wanted. A similar kanji drawing system as in PSPKanji would be cool, but is over my skill level.
If you like the app and wish to donate, donate to PixelDragon. Without him this homebrew wouldn't exist.
Hopefully you all enjoy the release!
You may download the files through Megaupload or Rapidshare (for the first 10 lucky ones) and maybe later directly from Qj.
EDIT: V0.5 has been released.