This page is a annotated list of references and resources for Chinese. Most of the resources listed are for English speakers who are learning Chinese as a second language. Some references are for native Chinese speakers studying Chinese.
• Google Translate. 〔http://translate.google.com/#zh-CN|en|字〕
• English-Chinese, Chinese-English dictionary. (Traditional Chars, Big5 encoding). http://cdict.freetcp.com/
• Wiktionary (for any language to English) 〔http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/字〕 When looking up Chinese characters in Wiktionary, it also provides info of the character as used in Japanese and Korean, and provides unicode info, pronunciation in pinyin, Chinese input key sequence. For example, start at the radical index: wiktionary.org Chinese_radical_index
• Chinese-English dictionary. http://www.mandarintools.com/chardict.html
• 汉典 @ http://www.zdic.net/. [includes 康熙字典 and 說文解字]
• 康熙字典 http://tool.httpcn.com/kangxi/
• 重編國語辭典修訂本 @ 184.108.40.206… [a very large dict with citation of ancient chinese texts as examples. Good for character and phrases. From Taiwan 中華民國教育部]
• http://stardict.cn/ [must register to access larger dicts. 现代汉语词典，汉语成语词典，高级汉语大词典]
• 在线繁体字转换 @ www.hao123.com…
• 简体/繁體 字表 (Simplified/Traditional Chinese Characters List)
For English speakers learning Chinese as linguistics interest, Wikipedia is the best first resource. Start at Chinese language ◇ Chinese input methods for computers.
If you Mac, here is a comprehensive site of using Chinese with it:
The site covers: fonts, input methods, encodings, characters, with lots tutorials, explanations, resources.
• Omniglot: Chinese script and language By Simon Ager. @ omniglot.com…. [This site gives a overview of all writing systems of human animals.]
Lojban Reference: Lojban Grammar.Disqus