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Declan's Japanese Dictionary v1.2

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this topic belonged anywhere in these forums, it would be in the Software tools forum, not here.

But I can't see why anyone who has WaKan would have any interest in the Declan front end for EDICT, which has less flexible (and less reliable) searches for words, and does not even come close to WaKan when it comes to kanji information and searching.

Declan's other language programs suffer from lousy proof reading-- I sent in hundreds of corrections when I was their customer. This is not a minor problem in the case of language learning tools-- who wants to put time and effort into mislearning erroneous information? Also, the Declan people at the time provided some of the worst customer support I have ever run into-- and I have heard this from other customers as well.

I strongly recommend avoiding Declan software like the plague-- WaKan is unquestionably superior to the dictionary program, and there are other programs which do at least as much as what the other Declan programs do, often for free. Declan's only valuable assets, in my opinion, are their sound files-- words and phrases spoken by native speakers-- and even these include some mangled files and inferior recordings, along with the majority, which are quite good. The Korean grammar program is better than most of their offerings, but it is a poor substitute for an introductory level language text.

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