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PC version: release history

2022.08

Character series clarified: quick view of various series for current character.

2022.04

- Fixes a display issue on laptops.
- Zoom: finer tuning.
- HanDeDict updated.
- Bug fixes.

2022.03

- Dictionaries updated.
- Lookup details: presentation clarified.

2021.09

- Search by pinyin.
- Search specific categories: person name, place name...

2021.04

- Characters: various series and etymological views are more immediately accessible.

2021.02

- Texts: additional concise, ready-made list view.
- Additional Wieger lessons.
- Updated dictionaries.

2020.10

Version 2020.10 adds a large number of words with no entry in DDB but for which external references are available. This feature shows in DDB Web server as:
"No headword matches for [xyz]. You may wish consult the following external source(s)".
It shows in the same way in DDB Access.

2020.09

Character etymology from Wieger and Kanji Networks (cont'd):
- Kanji Networks identifies semantic and phono-semantic components from an old Chinese perspective.
- Wieger: based on the Shuowen jiezi, with etymological lessons and phonetic series. This release includes the full text (French) for the first 12 Wieger lessons.
- The application offers easy navigation between various lessons and series, for the best possible global view.

2020.08

- Character series: Kangxi, Kanji Networks.

2020.07

- Added: Wieger phonetic series and index of etymological lessons.
- Added: etymology of Chinese characters from Kanji Networks.
- More visible: choice between main DDB/CJKV-E server and Japan mirror.

2020.06

- Dictionaries updated.
- Various corrections.

2020.05

- Hover mode more convenient; bug fixes.
- Zoom more convenient.
- Export texts with separate words.
- Various corrections.

2020.04

1) Besides recognizing the correspondence between simplified and traditional variants, this version also recognizes multiple traditional variants.
For instance, searching/parsing 真 will show both 真 and 眞, according to what is present in selected dictionaries. Or it will recognize equally well 為/爲 or 眾/衆.

2) For scholars working on Buddhist texts that contain literary or historical terminology, the application now includes general purpose dictionaries: CEDICT (Chinese-English), CFDict (Chinese-French) and HanDeDict(Chinese-German).
They are not active by default. Use "Select" (in dictionary combo) or the "Options" button to activate them.

2020.01

- Index updated.

2019.12

- History and lists more convenient.
- Lookup presentation improved.
- Accessibility: fine tuning for text size.

2019.08

- Index updated.
- Signin dialog more visible.

2019.07

- Index updated.
- Technical upgrades.

2019.04, 2019.05

- Index updated.

2018.11

- Index updated.
- Minor fixes.

2018.10

- Index updated.
- Technical improvements.

2018.08, 2018.07, 2018.06

- Index updated.
- Bug fixes.

2018.05.12

- Minor corrections.

2018.05.10

- Word details: presentation strongly improved.
- Bibliography now shows correctly.
- Bug fixes.

2018.04.29

- Index updated.

2018.04

- Bug fixed: no password required for institutions with paid subscription.

2018.03

- Quick launch.
- Improved performance on low end PC.
- Search results are sorted.
- Text view highlights full words, underscores alternatives.

2017.12

- Index updated.
- "Also contained in" first shows words with more similar words.
- Technical improvements.

2017.11

- Lists: user can choose to show Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese or Korean pronunciation.
- Technical improvements.

2017.09

- CJKVE: index 100% revised (C. Muller).
- User interface simplified.
- Restored: similar words in DDB.
- Added: similar words in CJKVE.

2017.07

Index updated.

2017.06

- Index updated.
- Bug fixes.

2017.01

- Presentation improved.
- Index updated.
- Bug fixes.

2016.07

- Index updated.
- Bug fixes.

2015.12

- New feature: words can be flagged as review/check/known.
- Index updated.
- Bug fixes.

2015.08

- Index updated.
- Bug fixes.

2015.07

- Index updated.
- Technical improvements. Previous version should be formally uninstalled before installing this one.

2014.10, 2015.01

Index updated.

2014.07

- Just one tab for text and list (use the mini-toolbar to switch).
- Links to Wieger etymological lessons.
- Parsed texts can be saved with links to original documents.
- Traditional/simplified conversion (both ways).

2014.01

Index updated.

Version 2013.08

Performance improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.03

- Software now signed with an official Comodo certificate.
- Added: links to contained characters and words.
- Added: history of looked up words.
- Similar words in DDB is more tolerant.
- Use right click to copy from lists.
- Improved performance.

Version 2.02

- Added: toolbar.
- More reactive: when a list is shown, the first word is shown together.
- Search also works for simplified variants.
- Also contained in shown through the Search tab when there are many results.