FlashCan: Cantonese Electronic Flashcards
As someone learning to speak Cantonese, I've found one of the hardest aspects is trying to remember the vocabulary. (Being a musician, the tones seem to come somewhat more easily.)
To that end, I wrote a flashcard program, which takes external dictionary files. So far the only dictionary file that could be considered "complete" is this file that contains 1153 entries from all of the chapters from the Teach Yourself Cantonese book. This file will remain static and will see no further updates. (Rename flashcan-tyc.dat to flashcan.dat to use this file after downloading.) That said, the flashcan.dat dictionary file will continue to be added to as I continue my adventure in the Cantonese language.
I'm now making a start on the book "Colloquial Cantonese". The flashcan.dat file will be updated, merging entries with those from TYC where appropriate.
To run the program you need either the Windows binary or the Tcl/Tk source, and a dictionary file.
The Mandarin dictionary was donated by a FlashCan user, as such I cannot maintain it. However if anyone wishes to send any updates to it I'll upload them.
System Requirements: The Windows binary should work with Windows 98/NT4 and later. Running the Tcl/Tk source as a script requires Tcl/Tk 8.3 (or later) for your platform. It is developed under Linux and works out of the box with any recent distribution.