July 18, 2008

Sneak Preview: HandiDct

Posted at July 18, 2008 02:05 PM in Software .

It has been a while since I updated. I have been a little scatter brained plus I was hard at work on some software to help me learn some stuff. Since it is in a finalised UI form I thought I would post it. This will hopefully give you something to look forward towards.

The software is a hopefully lightweight Korean and English translator dictionary. It uses an open source dictionary that can be found on the web and a whole bunch of code behind it for the user interaction and the input method editor. Much of that input method editor code was lifted from my free krinput software. The code is highly portable, it just uses some basic Windows primitives. In fact, the same exact code base is running on Windows and Windows CE.

In the meantime I have the following tasks to complete before posting:

  • Test to ensure functionality
  • Port to other bit depths (I only tried 16 and 32 bit)
  • Test on Windows CE 2.0 and higher (I only tried on Windows CE .NET 4.2)
  • Shrink memory size if needed for that Windows CE 2.0 device class
  • Port to allow using on non touchpad/mouse/trackpad devices, like Windows Mobile

Now for a few screenshots, so you can know what to expect forthcoming.

English to Korean with Soft English Keyboard and IME

Korean to English with Soft Hangeul (Hangul) Keyboard and IME

Korean to English with Soft Keyboard Hidden

The About Box

I have one or two more Windows CE devices coming in to test the low color depths and older version. Still have to test on multiple processor types as well. I expect I can post the software for download in another 4 weeks. Stay tuned here!


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