DDB (Digital Dictionary of Buddhism) and CJKV-E (Classical Chinese) are collaborative works edited by Charles Muller, University of Tokyo. DDB Access gives access to DDB and CJKV-E from your Mac.
DDB Access is a free app. Any user may access the dictionary by entering "guest" as the username with no password. This will allow a total of 20 searches (instead of 10 previously) in each of the DDB and CJKV-E dictionaries in a 24-hour period.
Contributors can get free unlimited access by submitting a 350+ word entry as specified at http://www.buddhism-dict.net/contribute.html
DDB and CJKV-E are primarily resources for scholars. Contributors are required to have completed a graduate degree to at least the equivalent of the M.A. level in graduate school program at a fully accredited university, where one has received direct formal training in the reading of classical East Asian Buddhist texts.
- Search dictionaries by Chinese or by translation.
- Text reader: copy a full text and get all words with one click.
- User chooses to show pronunciations in Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Vietnamese.
DDB Access is also available for iPhone and iPad.
Michael Beddow developed and steadfastly maintained the DDB/CJKV-E servers for almost two decades. Paul Hackett has
now taken this responsibility.