Where have I been, you ask? I’ve disappeared for the last two weeks! I didn’t write anything, talked to no one, was nowhere to be seen!
As it happens, the Muse of Programming possessed me forcefully, and after some intense days taken by a mood, I ended up with this:
myougiden is a new JMdict-based dictionary for the command-line. If you’re in a POSIX-style system (I think OSX should work, probably, perhaps), and you’re interested in trying it out, refer to the README. Here’s a copy of the current features list for hype:
- Fully Unicode-aware.
- Regular expression support.
- Partial, full, and whole-word queries.
- Optional rōmaji input and output.
- Intelligently find out what kind of query is intended.
- Option for tab-separated output, easily manipulable with Unix tools. (beta)
- Full color output, including partial match highlighting. No seriously, this thing has a lot of color. I mean we’re talking Takashi Murakami material here.
- Handles JMdict restricted readings and senses intelligently.
- Auto-pager, auto-color, auto-nice, and other small niceties.
It’s still rough and untested, so it might not work on your system (I tested it on Debian GNU/Linux, wheezy, and Python 3.2). Please tell me of any bugs!
Now I should probably go back to my thesis…