mandarin-english dictionary with unicode
April 25, 2011 11:17 PM   Subscribe

Looking for chinese english dictionary with unicode code points

I want to be able to type in an english word and the chinese unicode codepoint is returned along with its pinyin character.
posted by lahersedor to Writing & Language (4 answers total)
The first hit for "mandarin english dictionary" returns the following site, where a search for "cat" looks like this. There's no written-out unicode codepoint, but you can easily copy the character and paste it in, for example, here.
posted by beerbajay at 3:43 AM on April 26, 2011

Best answer: Okay, copy pasting is boring, so I wrote you a greasemonkey script for that site (click here!). The code is:
// ==UserScript==
// @name          chinese to unicode codepoint
// @namespace     BEERBAJAY
// @include*
// @require
// ==/UserScript==

            var str = $(this).text().trim();
            var result = " (";
            for(var i=0; i
                if(i > 0) result += " ";
                result += "U+" + str.charCodeAt(i).toString(16); 
            result += ")";

posted by beerbajay at 5:26 AM on April 26, 2011

Response by poster: I'm using Chrome but looks like I'll fire up firefox just for this. Thanks @beerbajay
posted by lahersedor at 4:48 AM on April 27, 2011

Chrome should support greasemonkey userscripts. (not tested)
posted by beerbajay at 6:59 AM on April 27, 2011

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