Internet Guide for Chinese Studies Newsletter <> 
10 Apr 2006, reviewed by Matthias Arnold
New in IGCS - Language - Dictionaries ( <>  <> ):
rr = Dictionary of Chinese Character Variants
Ed./Corp.: Mandarin Promotion Council, Ministry of Education, Taipei, Taiwan ; Department of Chinese, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
Language: Chinese (Big5). 

Description: The dictionary offers searchable lists of variants, arranged by their standard forms. To get to a character one looks it up using the radical or stoke-count lists. In the left part of the screen each standard form has a main entry with explanations. To the right the available variants are displayed (images). Clicking on one of them displays the variant's entry as it appears in different references. Many of these references have been scanned and will be displayed in the right-hand side of the screen. To get access to materials not publicly available one has to fill in an application form. To view all special characters in the explanations one has to install additional fonts. These are available in the FAQ section of the page. 

Contents: (1) System; (2) Editions; (3) Search for character forms; (4) Additional indexes; (5) Terms used. 

Note: Installation of additional fonts necessary.

With kind regards,
Hanno E. Lecher
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