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Some related softwares and links
-- edit Chinese like vi in double-byte
This program is composed by the original authors of cxterm:
Man-Chi Pong and Yongguang Zhang. It's based on "elvis-1.3"
(a vi/ex clone). No change since 1991. Download
After `make`, you'll get the executable as "celvis". Then you
are suggested to alias celvis to cvi. It deletes/moves in
**On Mandriva 2007, in cxterm, ordinary vi/vim can now
move/delete in double-byte.
-- display both solar and lunar calendar
Usage: ccal month [4-digit-year]
Acceptable date range: 2/1900 -- 12/2049
I wrote this short Python script is because I often need check
which day is a lunar holiday, so that I can send greetings to my
family/friends on time. It is based on "lunar-2.1.tgz" (1992) of
Fung F. Lee and Ricky Yeung.
Python (2.0 or above) is required to run it.
Recent ccal (version 0.3.1) is here.
2 example outputs of `ccal` are as follows:
- For users' reference, the original "lunar" program is here:
lunar-2.1.tgz (size: 10k).
It can also calculate the mystical birthday 8-Character
used by most Chinese fortune-tellers.
A sample output of `lunar` is:
The following are some softwares I personally used a lot (if you feel interested, please
search on internet for recent versions):
-- A GUI English-Chinese dictionary by Ma SuAn.
Selecting an English word can pop up its Chinese meaning.
- stardict on sourceforge:
Stardict contains more dictionaries, supports en-cn/cn-en 2-way translation also, and supports
For stardict installation on Mandriva 2007, when I tried to install
the rpms one by one, it always complained rpm dependency problem, until finally
I tried to install them altogether:
urpmi stardict-2.4.8-1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm stardict-xdict-en-zh_CN-2.4.2-3mdk.noarch.rpm stardict-xdict-zh_CN-en-2.4.2-3mdk.noarch.rpm
-- command-line en-cn and cn-en dictionary.
I downloaded it from somewhere on internet, anyway, here is a copy:
-- GUI en-cn and cn-en paragraph translation
software by Cosix Linux. The downloadable Cosix Linux version has it.
Google, Yahoo now has online translation tools.
- miniChinput on sourceforge:
-- an XIM method based on Chinput, by Gong Min.
- zhCon (a CJK virtual console, not under X-Windows) on sourceforge:
-- CJK-Latex printing system.
If you want to print out decent reports, follow instructions
on internet. OpenOffice can now print good TTF Chinese also.
-- Chinese TTF printing software, obtain from
For simple text printing, nice TTF fonts, much better than
good-old-days' HBF fonts.
-- Best Chinese converter between Big5 and GB that I found so far.
-- More info about Chinese on Linux.
See it at
-- More discussions about Chinese on Linux.
- Classification of all linux softwares:
Last updated on Feb/25/2007 by Changsen Xu.