AutoGloss/J (Peter Henstock and Kazumi Hatasa)
System Requirements: HyperCard Player 2.2 or higher, 2.4MB of disk space;
Price: Freeware available for download at ftp://intersc.tsukuba.ac.jp/pub/AutoGloss/
(or through http://www.sla.purdue.edu/academic/fll/Japanese/).
Review by Atsushi Fukada, Purdue University (IN)
AutoGloss/J is a program that takes a list of Japanese words you
specify as input and automatically and efficiently generates a vocabulary
list containing their reading and meaning in English. You can either import
a whole passage into AutoGloss/J and choose vocabulary words from it, or
type or paste words directly into it. This program makes use of a public
domain Japanese-English dictionary with 30,000 entries. The output vocabulary
list has tabs separating words, their reading, and meaning, so that when
put into a Japanese word processing document, the three columns can be lined
This program is very useful for teachers preparing materials and for students
who need to look up a large number of words quickly.
Most appropriate venues for use: RscRm, SlfSt, MatPr