And, while it does have a copy feature within the dictionary entries, it only copies the link to the internal dictionary and not the character itself.However, you copy the character from the top of the entry; just not from the definitions themselves.
Our copy-protection system is independent of our data files, so there’s no need to log in or do anything else to generate files specifically for your device; just download them once and they’ll work on any device that’s licensed to use them (or, in the case of free add-ons, on any device with an up-to-date copy of Pleco).
Paid add-ons will work in demo mode if they haven’t been purchased yet.
However, with great resources like MDBG, Skritter, and Pleco, you can easily find the audio elsewhere.
Also, if you’re using a pure Chinese dictionary, you’ll likely be at the level where you won’t be needing the audio anyway.
We will therefore first provide a set of general guidelines on how to evaluate and compare electronic dictionaries and related reference tools before discussing the applications themselves.
In late 2012, Victor Mair gave a lecture entitled “Sinology Then and Now: Methods and Aims” at Peking University (see You Tube video here).
Digital Resources for Sinologists 1.0 Part I: An Introduction to Chinese Electronic Dictionaries and Criteria for Their Evaluation This article provides an overview of Chinese electronic dictionaries, followed by a detailed annotated list of the main digital lexica, resources, and reference tools currently available.
As usual, when dealing with digital resources, the examples discussed below will soon become outdated, perhaps even within the next few months.
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This process is still a bit more complicated than downloading add-ons directly through the Add-ons tab, so if you have a perfectly good internet connection on your i Phone / i Pod / i Pad we’d recommend that you simply use that, but the files should work exactly the same if installed via this method.
I ran it both on my i Phone and i Pad (both fairly new devices, purchased within the past year). It would take a few seconds for some presses to work.