%japanese inline/S=18 Jeffrey's Japanese<->English Dictionary - Gateway%value{&header_tag}%value{&body_tag} %if $is_NEXUS %endif

Japanese%value[$option{'encoding'} ? '⇔' : '<->']English Dictionary - Gateway

Welcome to Jeffrey's Japanese%value[$option{'encoding'} ? '⇔' : '<->']English Dictionary Server.
This is merely the gateway to the main dictionary page.
{{:日本語の説明はここ:nihongo no setumei ha koko}} - This page is available in Japanese

%if $is_ENTER This server has a mirror in Washinton State, USA and another in New Jersey, USA. There's an experimental mirror in Redwood City, California, USA. %elsif $is_XOLOTL This experimental server has a mirror in New Jersey, USA and in Washinton State, USA. %elsif $is_MV This server has a mirror in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and another in Washinton State, USA. There's an experimental mirror in Redwood City, California, USA. %else This is a mirror of Jeffrey's main dictionary server. %endif

This server uses dictionary data provided by the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group under the terms of its licence.

News: Always check out the Change notes for news and changes.

%if !$option{'NoColor'} [this page is available without colors, background, and such] %else [this page is available with colors, background, and such] %endif %if $option{'encoding'}

Need to Change your encoding method?

You currently have %if $option{'encoding'} eq 'euc' EUC %elsif $option{'encoding'} eq 'jis' JIS %elsif $option{'encoding'} eq 'sjis' Shift-JIS %else ???? %endif as your Japanese text encoding method. If that's OK (if you can read ``THIS'', it probably is), you can just continue along to the main dictionary page. However, if you need to change your method, read on.

Dealing with Japanese text: several choices


First things first

%endif Before you can access the dictionary, you have to tell me how you can view Japanese text with your browser. %if $option{'netscape'}

As far as I know, most modern versions of Netscape Navigator, including Mozilla, support raw Japanese.
If you want give it a shot right away, try this link,
but note:

Some versions of Netscape Navigator have a strange bug with respect to Japanese: check here.

Your Netscape Navigator should automatically deal with the encoded pages I send, regardless of the [Options/Language Encoding] you have set. If it doesn't work (even after reloading a few times), there's still a chance by trying the other encoding methods by hand.

Of course, none of the Japanese options will work unless you give an appropriate Japanese font for the Options / General Preferences / Fonts / For the Encoding Japanese (JIS X 0208) If you don't have a font, check the lower parts of this page.

%else If it happens to have Japanese support built in, you can get ``raw'' Japanese via several encoding methods. %endif

If your browser doesn't support Japanese, or if you think it might if only you had the proper fonts, check the lower parts of this page.

%if $agent_known && $graphical Otherwise, you'll have to make due with the (much slower) "image method" (although there is text-only support for your graphically-challenged friends). %elsif $agent_known && !$graphical Otherwise, you'll have to make due with romaji only (although there is an "image method" available if you move up to a graphical browser). %else Otherwise, you'll have to make due with the (much slower) "image method" (if you have a graphical browser -- there is text-only support otherwise). %endif If you're not sure if you have built in support or not, try viewing these samples of each encoding.

Choose from the following %value [[ \ local($change, $key) = 0; \ \ foreach $key ( 'image size', 'image fcolor', 'image bcolor', \ 'image inline', 'bigkanji', 'pix', \ 'search lang', 'search type' ) \ { \ $change = 1, last if $option{$key} ne $default{$key}; \ } \ !$change ? "" : \ "among (but note that your other customized selections ". \ "will remain unchanged)" \ ]] to enter the dictionary server system. Once you're there, you can customize all kinds of things to your liking, perhaps saving the resulting link so that you don't have to go through this gateway in the future.

Connect via browser: %if $is_MV || $is_MVOLD || $is_DICT

%else %endif If your current browser doesn't support Japanese, you might be interested in web browsers that do, such as Mozilla or Firefox.

Comments appreciated
%if $option{'nihongo'} (%value[&warnspan('n', 1350844572, 'このページのソースはX前に修正されました', 1)]) %else (%value[&warnspan(1350844572, "this page's master source last modified X ago", 1)]) %endif