Dictionary Setup

The dictionary uses EDICT formatted dictionary files to retrieve the translation. An unlimited number of dictionaries can be added with symbolic names to the dictionary tool.

The menu entry Dictionaries|Setup... of the main window opens the setup Dialog.

Translation dictionaries (Jpn, Cn)

These dictionaries are needed for the Dictionary tool. Links to Japanese and Chinese dictionaries can be found here. An unlimited number of EDICT formatted translation Dictionaries can be specified in this dialog. Press the Add button to add a new dictionary and assign a symbolic name to it. The symbolic name can be any string, including space characters.

Symbolic name, identifiying the dictionary. Can be edited directly in this field any time.

The dictionary is only visible in the Dictionary if Stackz is set to this application language.

The path to the dictionary file. The browse... button allows to locate a file.

The path to the index file. The browse... button allows to locate a file.

The index checkbox must be checked for indexed queries. Indexed queries are faster, but they only find the matches that are included in the index file. Index files usually only index every single character in the kanji part of the entry, but not in the other parts. Therefore, an indexed search will not find the entry 'apple' with the query 'pple'. The slower unindexed search method can be used in this situation by unchecking the index checkbox.

Generate Index file
The Generate Index... button opens the Generate Edict index file dialog, which allows to generate the index file of the selected Edict file.

With the two optional checkboxes, all characters of the reading part and the translation part can be indexed. Indexing all characters is generally not recommended because it leads to very big index files that slow down the query response time.


This Japanese kanji dictionary is used for the KanjiInfoDialog and the KanjiSelectDialog. A download link can be found here.

Simply specify the path to the kanjidic file on your local drive. The browse... button allows to locate a file.