Yellowbridge and MDBG…. I can’t even find the little “pen” icon someone mentioned. i’m guessing it would have to override / impersonate your laptop keyboard as a bluetooth keyboard for as long as you were using it. I have this app on my phone and it was easy to download. You can use the handwriting input method handwriting input method to write Chinese characters using the mouse. Those pages have the traditional character information on it and will be found if you search for traditional characters. Each entry in the character dictionary consists of a Chinese character, radical / stroke count, English definition, Mandarin pinyin pronunciation, Yale & Jyutping Cantonese pronunciation, simplified / traditional variants and cangjie. Your selected text will appear in the text box above. Thank you! Input Chinese characters via handwriting. NCIKU went bust! I’ve seen another one like this elsewhere, but I can’t find it again at the moment…, Yellowbridge (click the paintbrush and wait for a popup): Once you see the correct character offered as a choice, click on it and it will be entered into the search box for the site’s online dictionary. :(, There is a problem with the Nciku drawing part. Drawing the characters I found them almost instantly!!! I use this website a lot in my work (We distribute medical equipment to China) and this website has been a life saver. Try Tasty Mantou. 字典 Character dictionaryHelp. Click on “Handwriting Tool” to the right of the search box. 1. nciku. You will find two boxes at the top right where the left one is used to draw a Chinese character using your mouse, and the box next to it will display any matching Chinese characters according to the one that is drawn at the left box. http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php. maybe an easy toggle on/off would help? I found I had to pause between strokes while the possible choices were reloaded, otherwise, I’d get an extra stroke drawn directly from the last place my cursor was over to the right-hand box. OK – just some long-existing app now as a web applet. appears program no longer exists…? Does it happen to anyone else, or am I messin’ up? Chinese Character Dictionary. I understand the lag, but it took me a few tries before I realized just why things were behaving that way. Would like to add this function on your own site/app? To get 长城 just type "changcheng" and space. We will recognize the character and input it inot the computer. This dictionary feature can handle multiple-character input and will even prompt you with likely choices to fill out your search. For the life of me, I cannot make this work! Sorry about the pause, but that would just be do to lag. Your email address will not be published. Tried to draw character with mouse above within prescribed field. Just to let you know, nciku just started a new promotion. Once you are done, copy the text in the text box and post it to your facebook, twitter whereever you want it. Use the mouse or finger (touch screen) to draw the Character in the left square box, stroke by stroke. It doesn’t sound like you’re messin up. I may have been turned on to one of those by you in the past, and despite my difficulties, a new one is always useful, so super-double-thanks (????). This is a living Chinese dictionary that lets you contribute your Chinese learning experience to the community. To get 中文 just type "zhongwen" and space. I’m still loooking for open-source stuff that works with a tablet … But maybe the tomoe bug in Gentoo will one day be fixed …. Use your mouse to write Chinese characters in the text box below and choose the characters that match your handwriting. I find the software excellent but how do I purchase and download the software for use? Click the character you want to select. This tool allows you to input Chinese by mouse. Any ideas about that? I also got a simplified character entry when I had clicked on a traditional one from the list. Come on over and win some prizes! is there some site to replace it where I can draw characters as before? You don’t need to know the canonical stroke order to get this to work, nor do your calligraphy skills need to be perfect, as this example shows. Use the mouse or finger (touch screen) to draw the Character in the left square box, stroke by stroke. http://tinyurl.com/5xkuoh, Here’s MDBG (click the paintbrush to the right of the text-entry field): URL redirects from nciku.com to ce.linedict.com, Those other two suggested by the first commenter are functional although are online ones. @Tim Are you connecting from within China, or outside? As for traditional characters, we have one entry for each simplified character. Draw a kanji in the box with the mouse. You are a life saver. The character dictionary contains information about single Chinese characters. I installed the line dictionary android app and it claims to include the handwriting function but I can’t find it. Handwritten kanji recognition. point / dot / drop / speck / o'clock / point (in space or time) / to draw a dot / to check on a list / to choose / to order (food in a restaurant) / to touch briefly / to hint / to light / to ignite / to pour a liquid drop by drop / (old) one fifth of a two-hour watch 更 / dot stroke in Chinese characters / classifier for items The computer will try to recognize it. Required fields are marked *, Find Chinese characters online by drawing them with your mouse. About your issues. Thanks for mentioning us. LOVE this website! The recognized Chinese character will appear on the right. Dan, I’m connecting from Taiwan: outside of China! I’ve been trying to get names of family members typed, but not always successful with the pinyin. Hints: draw the character in the square on the left, and click the character on the right to select. Pingback: Web based handwriting recognition tool at NICKU.com « Mandarin Scholarship Taiwan, Pingback: Pinyin news » Baidu adds handwriting input. Glad you like our site and the handwriting tool. The recognized Chinese character will appear on the right. nciku is advertised as an online English to Chinese dictionary but they are more than that. I’m not going to use this app again, lol. Your selected text will appear in the text box above. Draw a hanzi in the pale blue box. It also works on mobile devices, something nciku’s never did. That’s what I really want so it’s not much use to me. Now, I am trying to get it on my pc and it’s making me want to stab myself in the stomach over and over again while hitting my head on a chainsaw that’s on. Contact us for API service. Be careful about drawing strokes in the correct order and direction. http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php, Web based handwriting recognition tool at NICKU.com « Mandarin Scholarship Taiwan, Pinyin news » Baidu adds handwriting input. As you draw, possible character matches will appear in the box to the right of your drawing, with the results refined as your drawing progresses. Search Mode Limited Search Standard Search Comprehensive Search Print Results in: GIF pictures UTF-8 (Unicode) GB (simp. I’m not very techy, but I’m not stupid. Thanks for the mention. How should I fix this problem because now I can’t find out what the pinyin is of character that i don’t know. Nciku, a Web site that bills itself as “more than a dictionary,” has a nifty feature that allows users to find Chinese characters by drawing them with a mouse. does anyone know if there is an app that lets you draw characters with your android phone and then bluetooth the characters to your laptop to search with? Nciku, a Web site that bills itself as “more than a dictionary,” has a nifty feature that allows users to find Chinese characters by drawing them with a mouse.. As you draw, possible character matches will appear in the box to the right of your drawing, with the results refined as your drawing progresses.