Hanping Chinese Dictionary Lite 4.0.4 released

April 17th, 2015

This is a minor bug fix update.

  • Fixed bug where ü (u umlaut) in Pinyin was not being recognised properly

Available from the Google Play & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro 4.0.9 released

April 16th, 2015

This is a bug fix update on 4.0.8.

  • Fixed bug where ü (u umlaut) in pinyin was not being recognised properly
  • (ABC English-Chinese owners only) Fixed English/Chinese results choice from resetting – this is button in the top-right of search results used to switch between showing English headwords and Chinese headwords. Now Hanping properly remembers what you last selected and uses that as the default for future searches (until you switch again)

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro 4.0.8 released

March 18th, 2015

This is a bug fix update on 4.0.7.

  • Updated CC-CEDICT data
  • Updated HSK lists – each list now exactly matches the official lists: HSK 1 (150 words), HSK 2 (150 words), HSK 3 (300 words), HSK 4 (600 words), HSK 5 (1300 words), HSK 6 (2500 words).  Some anomalies:
    • HSK 2 has 对 twice because it appears twice in the official list (once as an adjective, once as a preposition) but these are treated as a single word in Hanping because the simplified-traditional-phonetic combination is the same (对[對] dui4). So, in the list you will see exactly the same word twice.
      dui
    • HSK 3 has 花 twice (once as a noun, once as a verb) but these are treated as a single word in Hanping because the simplified-traditional-phonetic combination is the same (花[花] hua1). So, in the list you will see exactly the same word twice.
      hua
    • HSK 3 has 只 twice (once as a measure word, once as an adverb) but because they have a different simplified-traditional-phonetic combination, they are anyway treated as separate words by Hanping. Measure word: 只 [隻] zhi1, adverb: 只 [只] zhi3
      zhi
  • Improved Simplified to Traditional auto-conversion
  • Bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Lite 4.0.3 released

March 14th, 2015

This is a minor bug fix update on 4.0.24.0.14.0 (which brought handwriting recognition and syllable-by-syllable audio).

  • Bug fixes

Available from the Google Play & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Camera 2.0.6/2.0.7 released

March 13th, 2015

This is a significant improvement on the bug fix updates from last week:

  • Live mode: Better operation in low light
  • Live mode: Less aggressive refocusing strategy
  • Improved downsampling mode
  • Fixed Live Preview alignment issue (Xiaomi Mi 2)
  • Live mode: More accurate focusing (2.0.7)
  • Replaced one of the traditional character sample images (2.0.7)

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro 4.0.7 released

March 12th, 2015

This is a bug fix update on 4.0.6.

  • Widget bug fix on LG G3 – cards were transparent in some cases
  • ABC dictionary download bug fix – on rare occasions, the downloaded file was being ignored and so installation could not proceed
  • Other bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Lite 4.0.2 released

March 9th, 2015

This is a minor bug fix update on 4.0.14.0 (which brought handwriting recognition and syllable-by-syllable audio).

  • Minor UI tweaks
  • Minor bug fixes

Available from the Google Play & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro 4.0.6 released

March 7th, 2015

This is a bug fix update on 4.0.5.

  • Improved sentence decomposition – much better handling when search text is a mix of Simplified and Traditional characters. Also fixed a related bug
  • Homescreen widgets now support manual advance – you can choose (on a per widget basis) whether the card automatically cycles to next card
  • Some UI tweaks – search language button (“pinyin”/”english”) now a little prettier :). Notifications and homescreen widgets now use Material Design background colors and text colors
  • Other bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Camera 2.0.1-2.0.5 released

March 5th, 2015

This is a series of significant bug fix updates on the major 2.0 update released last month.

  • Faster recognition to auto-snapshot in Live mode
  • Further improvements in support of high res images. Got a 10,000 by 10,000 pixel image with characters only 10 pixels high?  No problem for Hanping!
  • If you are using SIMP-only mode and have an image containing Traditional characters, Hanping will show a simple “toast” message informing you. Also, for those dictionaries entries, both Simplified & Traditional forms shown (as SIMP [TRAD]). Likewise, if you are using TRAD-only mode.
  • Some bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Cantonese Dictionary 2.0.3/2.0.4 released

March 5th, 2015

This is a bugfix update on version 2.0.2 which was released a couple of weeks ago.

  • Updated dictionary data (again) – fixed a problem where some entries were corrupt because of problem with alternative pronunciations
  • Homescreen widgets now support manual control of when to advance to the next card
  • Fixed some audio syllables – e.g. in faan6, the “f” was not as clear as it should be
  • Minor bug fixes

The app is available on Google PlayAmazon Appstore.