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Multiple Hanzi Dictionary Lookup Bookmarklet

  • Update: 2012/11/7: OK, so it’s broken again…I suspect due to a Chrome upgrade….the links to them dictionaries down there are still useful though! 🙂
  • [Update 2012/3/10: K, it totally works now. I’d…yeah…I goofed up. The source code was fine, but…yeah…I copied the wrong…Anyway, it works now! 😀 ]

Hey there, you Lazy Hanzi aficionados!

Here is a little bookmarklet that looks up multiple kanji dictionaries (Wiktionary, MDBG, Richard Sears’ Chinese Etymology, CantoDictGoo and YellowBridge) for you with a single click.

  1. Drag and drop the following link onto your browser’s toolbar: 華匙漢MHLB
  2. Highlight a single hanzi (e.g.: 感) and then click on the link.
  • Read more on bookmarklets:
    • What is a bookmarklet
    • Bookmarklets – About Bookmarklets
    • How to use a bookmarklet: A Service of Wytheville Community College
    • how to use bookmarklets – YouTube
    • The Digital Marketer : How to Use Bookmarklets :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™
  • Source code for this bookmarklet:
    • javascript:(function(){var w=window,d=w.document,s="";;if(d.selection){s=d.selection.createRange().text}else if(d.getSelection){s=d.getSelection()}else if(w.getSelection){s=window.getSelection()}''+encodeURIComponent(s),"_blank");""+encodeURIComponent(s),"_blank");""+encodeURIComponent(s),"_blank");""+encodeURIComponent(s)+"&submitButton1=Etymology","_blank");""+encodeURIComponent(s),"_blank");""+encodeURIComponent(s)+"&search=Search","_blank");""+encodeURIComponent(s)+"/m0u/","_blank");})()

  4 comments for “Multiple Hanzi Dictionary Lookup Bookmarklet

  1. December 23, 2011 at 15:22

    The bookmarklet didn’t work for me in the mac versions of either Safari or Chrome.

  2. Matt
    December 23, 2011 at 23:36

    I tried it in Chrome.  Doesn’t work in chrome.  I tried it in Explorer.  The link went to the toolbar but it did not search for the kanji.  Suggestions?

  3. kalek
    December 24, 2011 at 02:09

    Looks like the code is missing from the near the top?

    However, the source code at the bottom works fine.

  4. Tyson
    October 24, 2012 at 17:31

    This bookmarklet appears to be wrong – it adds the Hanzi to Surusu instead.

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