About CJKV Dict
CJKV Dict uses data from the following open source projects for its entries:
- The CC-CEDICT and CC-Canto databases for Chinese words (for Mandarin and Cantonese readings, respectively). CC-CEDICT is maintained by MDBG and CC-Canto is maintained by Pleco Software.
- The JMDict database for Japanese words, maintained by the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group (EDRDG) of Monash University.
- The kyujipy library, maintained by myself, to convert the JMDict entries from their simplified forms (Shinjitai) to their traditional forms (Kyūjitai).
- The kengdic and hanjadic databases, as well as Wiktionary entries, for Korean words. The kengdic project is unfortunately no longer actively maintained, but a copy of its database has been made available on GitHub by Nathan Glenn. hanjadic is maintained by Dan Bravender, while Wiktionary is maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation.
- Wiktionary entries for Vietnamese words. Wiktionary is maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation.
- The Unihan and KANJIDIC2 databases for Chinese characters. The Unihan database is maintained by the Unicode Consortium, while the KANJIDIC2 database is maintained by the EDRDG of Monash University.
The Source Han Sans fonts are served by this website, but they can be quite slow to load due to their large size. To make the pages of CJKV Dict load faster, we recommend you to install these fonts locally. The easiest way to do so is to download the Noto Sans CJK fonts package from Google.
CJKV Dict is a pretty nice tool, but not nearly as powerful as some other online Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese dictionaries, such as MDBG, CC-Canto, Jisho.org, NAVER Dictionary or Wiktionary . For this reason, links to these dictionaries are provided on CJKV Dict entry pages for further information.