waeijiro-fpw is a FreePWING script to convert the "Waeijiro" dictionary into JIS X 4081 format. "Waeijiro" is a Japanese-English dictionary provided by the EDP (Electronic Dictionary Project).

This simple script depends on the FreePWING package, which generates JIS X 4081(subset of EPWING) format dictionaries. Perl 5.6 (or later) and Jcode.pm are also required.


Version 1.1 (2003/6/9, README)
Version 1.0 (2002/3/27)


To convert the "WAEIJIRO" dictionary, you need about 900MB of disk space. The size of converted dictionary is about 185MB (uncompressed) or 80MB (compressed with ebzip).

The installation prodecure is following:

  1. Extract the WAEIJIRO dictionary of plain text format (WAEIJI52.TXT or WAEIJI62.TXT) from the EIJIRO CD-ROM. A self-extract archive is at <path-of-CD-ROM>/eijiro-original/ of the CD-ROM.
  2. Download the waeijiro-fpw package and extract it to proper directory and enter the extracted directory.
  3. Edit "Makefile" and change the path to WAEIJI52.TXT. If your platform is Cygwin, modify the charcode to `sjis'.
  4. Type `fpwmake'.
  5. Type `fpwmake catalogs'.
  6. Type `fpwmake install'.
  7. Type `fpwmake clean' to clean up the working directory.
  8. Compress the dictionary using eb-tools, if you want.
  9. Setup your dictionary-lookup software.


This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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FUJIWARA Teruyoshi <tf@dsl.gr.jp>