DDB Access provides the DDB content for words found in a Chinese text.
DDB Access relies for parsing on monthly DDB and CJKVE extracts provided by Charles Muller, and for content on XML pages from the DDB and CJKVE websites.
Using DDB Access requires a DDB password.
DDB Access shares a common look and feel with the SmartHanzi.net and SmartKanji.net websites. While SmartHanzi.net and SmartKanji.net are general parse and lookup tools for Chinese and Japanese, DDB Access includes DDB content not available in the websites.
|Download DDB Access 2015.01||Download DDB Access 2014.10|
System requirements: Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 or 8
Firefox is recommended for download:
In most cases, installation should be immediate.
If the application does not launch, download and install the missing Windows component (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile).
DDB Access usually launches immediately after install. This additional step is rarely necessary.
Updates include software improvements and monthly DDB extracts.Users are invited to install the latest version.
|DDB extract:||7 Jan 15|
|CJKVE extract:||31 Dec 14|
Contact: jean.soulat [at] orange.fr (replace [at] with @)
Suggestions for improvement are welcome. Please report any problems.
Version 2014.10 2015.01
- Links to Wieger etymological lessons.
- Parsed texts can be saved with links to original documents.
- Traditional/simplified conversion (both ways).
- Added: links to contained characters and words.
- Added: history of looked up words.
- Similar words in DDB is more tolerant.
- Use right click to copy from lists.
- Improved performance.
- More reactive: when a list is shown, the first word is shown together.
- Search also works for simplified variants.
- Also contained in shown through the Search tab when there are many results.
About security risks
In line with increasing security risks - e.g. phishing - the security controls for downloaded software become more and more strict.
From version 2.03 on, DDB Access is now signed with an official Comodo certificate. This is one step to guarantee the software origin (publisher). However, since this software is not frequently downloaded, there is still a risk that it can be considered unknown - and therefore dangerous - by a few security filters!