Jim Breen's WWWJDIC Japanese-English Dictionary Server
This server generates bookmarks which can be placed on the Toolbar/Links
bar of your browser and enable easy access to the WWWJDIC server. Once
you have the bookmarks (which I call Buttons) installed, you simply have
to highlight some word(s) and click on the button to look them up in the
The buttons have been successfully tested on Firefox, Mozilla, Safari,
IE 5/6/7, Netscape 6/7, Opera 7 and Galeon.
The server generates 3 Buttons:
On my Firefox toolbar, I have the following:
- J>E word look-up (Japanese and Romaji),
- E>J word look-up,
- Japanese words-in-text translation.
I can use these buttons in two ways (under Linux - it may be different
with Windows, etc.):
- highlight some text, then click on the button. The WWWJDIC lookup
- click on the button. A window will pop up into which you can type
or paste text. Here is one from my Firefox:
Creating your Bookmarks/Buttons
You need to specify
differs) and which WWWJDIC site you wish to use.
function, and may work for other modern browsers such as Firefox, Opera,
etc. With this function you can put kanji/kana keys into the "English"
button too (but not romaji.)
You may also be able to set up Opera to invoke WWWJDIC as a
Here are some notes for creating buttons for Konqueror.