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Wenlin?

Postby skeptic yank » 31 Jan 2005, 13:05

hi. anybody out there have first hand acquaintance with Wenlin? Wenlin, as I hear tell, is a fabulous system for improving chinese? has anyone here used Wenlin?
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Postby FearsomeOrange » 20 Feb 2005, 21:51

I have Wenlin for Macintosh. I use it for very basic translation, and I'm sure I'm not using it to its full capability. However, it gives good background on the characters, has good cross-references and can remember favourites.

If you have a Mac, PM me.
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Postby Okami » 21 Feb 2005, 14:42

Wenlin is great imagine it as a dictionary that you can add to, you can search by radical and/or component which can be very handy for some characrters. I'd highly recommend it for the serious user or student of Chinese. The only problem is that it is expensive and a casual user may not be able to justify the cost. I also found the flashcard program wanting.

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Postby jdangu » 02 Mar 2005, 19:12

Hello,

I'm the author of a cheaper alternative to learn chinese characters,
it's called learn Chinese 2003 and you can find it here http://www.lchinese.com

Hope this helps

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Postby igorveni » 02 Mar 2005, 21:45

jdangu wrote:Hello,

I'm the author of a cheaper alternative to learn Chinese characters,
it's called learn Chinese 2003 and you can find it here http://www.lchinese.com

Hope this helps

Regards,
Jerome

very nice, but can you make a Mac version? Please! :)
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Postby cranky laowai » 02 Mar 2005, 22:58

I love Wenlin and use it often. Strongly recommended.

And although a few rough spots need to be worked out, there's also no better hanzi to pinyin converter than Wenlin. :)
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Postby jdangu » 10 Mar 2005, 23:13

igorveni wrote:very nice, but can you make a Mac version? Please! :)

I'm sorry I don't know anything about programming on the Mac :roll:
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Postby GongChangZhang » 11 Mar 2005, 09:18

Cranky laowai jsut introduce Wenlin to me.

I am currently playing around with the demo version and I think the program will be very useful. If your not sure why not downlload the demo to get a feel for it. If its what you want then purchase it.
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Postby Shenme Niao » 17 Mar 2005, 12:51

Here we have the same folks reviewing two top softwares.
They like Wenlin better, but it costs 4x as much.

http://calico.org/CALICO_Review/review/clavis.htm
http://calico.org/CALICO_Review/review/Wenlin.htm

This one's new to me...
http://calico.org/CALICO_Review/review/chinesetutor.htm

I guess on the low end there is Dr. Eye and Babylon.
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Postby cranky laowai » 02 Aug 2007, 11:23

Wenlin has released version 3.4. So those of you with the program may want to install the free upgrade.
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