When we learned Chinese online we used this gopher site which was this pre-world wide web protocol which I’m sure not many are aware about. We used to use this online dictionary that was built by the Ministry of education. Nowadays his children don’t use gopher anymore. The generally only use the mobile devices and the official Ministry of Education doesn’t really have a mobile friendly website. That makes the job extra difficult. … said “ok, I’ll just download everything from the official dictionary website and will redo it with an open API so that people can use it to make mobile websites or whatever they want to do with it. Actually we have done this over the years personally but because it’s violating copyright we never make public of the fact that people have been doing this individually.

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