idf 4000
August 31 2002 at 1:45 PM
randomcow 


Response to NICE LOOKING! thanks n/t

I got a friend to pick this up for me in Japan and bring it back to me here in Australia. Still bloody expensive, but really useful. Dunno exactly what the difference is between the idf4000 and the 3000 is, but I've got a feeling it's something to do with these illustrations that you can get sometimes in the kojien. Things like... well, there's a picture of a cow here and all the names of the cuts of meat in Japanese.

There's just one thing that I don't like (no, I don't miss an English-English dictionary):

My kanji reading isn't very good, and there is no furigana. (either that or I haven't worked out how to turn it on). So when you're reading a definition you have to use to the "jump" button to get the reading of a kanji or a compound. Which doesn't help u much if u just want a quick english translation of the kanji, coz then you have to load up the JE dictionary, remembering the reading and entering it in manually.. I've seen the previous model, which has the furigana.

Unfortunately this is a big issue coz it comes up really often. I'm thinking of buying a paper English Kanji dictionary to make up for it, although that would probably be bitch to find kanji in (the IDF is unreal for looking up kanji).

RC
 
   

  
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