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E-Dictionary Entry

Find out how to access and use the E-Dictionary Entry window in Connexion client.

Purpose of the E-Dictionary Entry window

  • Check alternative readings for a character in Chinese, Japanese, and/or Korean.
  • Verify EACC and Unicode codes.
  • View Unicode font and bitmap representations of the character.
  • Select and copy a value for the entry to paste into a record or workform, constant data, or text string.

Access the E-Dictionary Entry window

  1. Navigate to Tools > CJK E-Dictionary or press <Alt><T><J>.
  2. In the CJK E-Dictionary Search window, search or browse the E-Dictionary.
  3. In the E-Dictionary Search Results window, double-click an entry, or highlight an entry and press <Enter>.
  4. Select a value (see details below).
  5. When finished, click OK.

See more about how to use the E-Dictionary.

E-Dictionary Entry window: Features and buttons

Feature How to use
Boxes showing comparative values for the selected entry

Gives all values available for the selected entry in the formats listed below.
To use a value from the entry in a record, workform, constant data, or text string:
  1. Select a value or graphic.
  2. To copy, press <Ctrl><C> or right-click the selected text or graphic and, on the pop-up shortcut menu, click Copy.
  3. Close the E-Dictionary.
  4. To paste, place the cursor where you want to paste the text or graphic in a record or text string and press <Ctrl><V> or right-click where you want to paste and, on the pop-up shortcut menu, click Paste.


Format Description
Wade-Giles (WG) Wade-Giles romanization of Chinese pronunciation(s) for the character, including any tone qualifier
McCune-Reischauer (MR) McCune-Reischauer romanization of Korean pronunciation(s) of the character
Tsang-Chieh (TC) One to five letters that identify the character in the Tsang-chieh graphical coding scheme
Unicode 2-byte code for the character assigned in the Unicode standard
Pinyin (PY) Pinyin romanization of Chinese pronunciation(s) for the character; includes any tone qualifier
Modified Hepburn (HP) Modified Hepburn romanization of Japanese pronunciation(s) of the character
EACC 3-byte East Asian Character Code (EACC) value for the character
Unicode Font Character as represented in the client font (default: Arial Unicode MS or Windows default; if you change the default client font, the new font must be Unicode-compliant). 
Bitmap (graphic) The graphic representation of the character that is associated with its EACC value


Button name Click the button to...
OK Close the E-Dictionary and return to the E-Dictionary Search Results window.