Hepburn Japanese-English-Japanese Dictionary Online
12 May 2006
Meiji Gakuin University Library Digital Archives, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo and Kanagawa, Japan
"'James Curtis Hepburn' (Waegoi rinshuusei) is now available online at [the URL below] as part of the Digital Archives of Meiji Gakuin University.
The two sections -- Japanese-English and English-Japanese -- are a rich source for expressions current in Meiji Japan. Members of this list may sometimes find it useful to check the dictionary for information about older usages.
The sections of the dictionary have been digitzed and are available as graphic images. With a good internet connection, these will load quickly, and can be navigated so that you can browse through the dictionaries.
There is a basic search function. Note that you should choose first the 'EiWa no bu' or 'WaEi no bu.' The search function does not cover words in definitions, but simply gets to the page where -- alphabetically -- you might *expect* to find the headword.
Graphic digitization has certain advantages as well as disadvantages over electronic texts. All the rubi and rare characters can be displayed in a graphic text, for example, which is not always possible in an electronic text, even with Unicode. - mw."
[A site in Japanese, with minor uses of English for navigation purposes - ed.]
Internet Archive (www.archive.org)
[the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]
Link reported by:
Michael Watson (watson--at--k.meijigakuin.ac.jp), forwarded by h-asia--at--h-net.msu.edu
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