- What's KDIC DA?
You can use KDIC DA to lookup dictionaries without
exiting current application,
This is the pseudo multi window environment.
For details of such excellent framework DA (Desk Accessory),
(He is the author of this framework.)
Or, please visit
Yamakado-san's DA page.
Not only KDIC DA but all DA programs, you need to
install 'DA Launchers'. Many kind of 'DA Launchers' are
available as public domain, you can findout/download
most of these from
Yamakado-san's DA page.
In this page, many many DA programs are categorized.
Most of 'DA Launcher' requires
If you need, install this.
(Note: HackMaster is Shareware.
Don't forget registration!!)
KDIC DA inherit Standalone KDIC's Preference settings.
So please install KDIC not only KDIC DA.
Of course, you need to install KDIC dictionaries to use
Please install kdic_da.prc included in KDIC archive
to your Palm device same as other applicaion's installation.
- Using KDIC DA
To use KDIC DA, move caret (cursor) by tapping the word to be
searched, then invoke KDIC DA. As a result KDIC DA look up
this word on pop up screen.
Since each DA Launcher has different method to invoke DA programs,
please refer each document howto invoke KDIC DA from your DA
You can search the word by enter the word by graffity same with
stand alone KDIC.
To browse previous/next word, use up/down button.
To exit from KDIC DA, tap anywhere outside of KDIC DA's
pop up screen.
To change dictionaries (you can install up to 8 different
dictionaries), there are 2 methos as follows:
- By command stroke
command stroke, draw stroke from left-lower to
right upper on graffity area.
After command stroke, you can change dictionary by
enter '0' to '7' on graffity area.
(Command stroke '0' corresponds to Dictionary0).
New dictionary name is displayed as short period, so
you can recognize new dictionary name after changing
You can confirm which dictionary corresponds to which
dictionary number on stand alone KDIC.
Select menu -> Options -> Dictionary for this.
Most upper dictionary is Dictionary 0, next is Dictionary 1
and so on...
- By menu
You can change dictionary by tapping
menu button -> Options -> Dic0..7.
- More advanced usage
* You can move KDIC DA window by dragging inside of
KDIC DA window.
* In most cases, you can pickup word to be searched just
put caret(cursor) on the word, but if this is not work well,
please select word (by tap & drag on the word) and then
invoke KDIC DA.
* You can change 'case' to be searched by
command stroke + 'Z'.
For example, if the word is 'Alias', searched words will
be changed as input command stroke + 'Z':
Alias -> alias -> ALIAS -> Alias ...
- My favorite DA Launcher
I'm using Imazeki-san's
Button DA Hack
as DA Launcher.
By using this:
you can look up dictionary by just 2 actions.
- * Put caret(cursor) on the word
- * Tap calc button (mapped to KDIC DA by Button DA Hack)
KDIC DA will inherit some preferences from standalone KDIC as follows:
If LargeFont is selected on stand alone KDIC, KDIC DA will use
- Scroll One line (Main mode)
- Try lower case on search failed
- Disable incremental search
- Registration code
KDIC DA use same registration code with stand alone KDIC.
Please enter registration code on standalone KDIC.
You can not use automatic word extraction on some
application (eg. Inbox screen of Mail application).
This limitation comes from the structure of these application,
so I can't fix these.
In these case, please select the word, then copy this word into
ClipBoard by menu -> Edit -> Copy, then invoke KDIC DA.
Preference/RegistrationCode/FontSelection on stand alone KDIC
will effect to KDIC DA only after exiting stand alone KDIC.