Wenlin - Software for learning Chinese

Wenlin Ranking & Summary


  • Rating:
  • License:
  • Demo
  • Price:
  • USD 249.00 | BUY the full version
  • Publisher Name:
  • Wenlin Institute Inc
  • Publisher web site:
  • http://www.wenlin.com/
  • Operating Systems:
  • Mac OS X 10.2 or later
  • File Size:
  • 4.5 MB

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Wenlin Description

Wenlin - Software for learning Chinese Wenlin is a CD-ROM software for the Macintosh and MS-Windows operating systems. Wenlin tackles the most frustrating obstacles for students, scholars, and speakers of Chinese with its versatile and easy-to-use interface. It is like having a seasoned scholar on your desktop! An integrated solution, Wenlin combines a high-speed expandable Chinese dictionary, a full-featured text editor, and unique "flashcard" system all in one intuitive environment. Wenlin is a comprehensive tool for life-long speakers, begining students, and scholars alike.Wenlin 3 includes an expanded and improved version of the already huge ABC Chinese-English Dictionary edited by John DeFrancis, giving it a total of over 10,000 characters and approximately 200,000 words and phrases.Here are some key features of "Wenlin": Dictionary Interface· High speed customizable and expandable Chinese dictionary· Over ten thousand characters, seventy-four thousand words and phrases· Instant "point to" vocabulary look-up· Click access to essential vocabulary info· Extensive character descriptions and cross-referencing· Pictures of ancient and modern forms of Chinese characters· Desktop access to important Chinese scholarship and literature· Click access to all words that contain a character, including definitions, ordered by frequency of usage· Character look-up by component, including groups that share components· Fast automatic search access to huge selection of literature, for finding examples in context· Character lists arranged by stroke-count and pronunciation· Automatically updated listing Text Editor· Reads, writes, edits, and prints Chinese documents· Supports Unicode format, the most widely recognized world standard, as well as GB, Big5, UTF-8 and HZ· Built-in selection of Chinese literature, current new media included· Word-wrap, undo, cut, copy, paste, search, and replace· Unlimited document size· Characters and words entered using phonetic conversion or handwriting recognition· Instant dictionary integrated with text editor· Combines simple and full form Chinese characters, pinyin, and English in one document· Compatible with other Chinese language applications, pen/tablet tools "Flashcards" System· Automated drill and review· Interactive testing, multiple-choice and composed-answer· Scoring and tracking· Dictionary access while memorizing vocabulary· Simultaneous display of documents, definitions, lists, and flashcards Learning· Animated Stroke-By-Stroke Display· Instant Handwriting Recognition· Audio-CD quality studio recordings of all Mandarin syllables.Limitations:· The Demo has only a miniature dictionary, with a few dozen vocabulary items. The complete Wenlin dictionary has over 10,000 characters and about 200,000 words and phrases.· The Demo doesn't include any sound files. The complete Wenlin has Audio CD-quality studio recordings of all the syllables of Mandarin Chinese, in both a man's voice and a woman's voice.· The Demo includes only one sample Chinese text. The complete Wenlin includes a collection of Chinese literature.· The complete Wenlin comes on a CD-ROM, with a 248-page User's Guide. The same CD-ROM runs on Macintosh and MS-Windows.· The complete Wenlin enables you to edit the dictionary, to add new vocabulary and modify definitions.

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