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Casio XD-U Series Quick Manual

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Use the time setting
screen to confi gure
time settings.
CASIO Electronic Dictionary
or the stylus to highlight
the setting you want to
Quick Guide (XD-U Series)
change, and then use the
on-screen number keys to change the setting.
The contents of this Quick Guide apply to the
Touch 12/24 to toggle between 12-hour and
24-hour format timekeeping.
CASIO XD-U Series Electronic Dictionaries. Most
When you are using 12-hour format
illustrations and screen shots show the XD-U8500.
timekeeping, you need to touch AM (a.m.) or
Hangul, Russian, Simplifi ed Chinese, and accented
PM (p.m.) before setting the time.
characters cannot be input on a model that does not
include a dictionary that requires such characters.
Installing optional content automatically enables
Alternatively, you
input of characters that match the installed content.
also could touch
The screen shots and product illustrations shown in
time setting screen.
this manual may be different from those of the actual
This displays the
product. Also note that some keys and indicators are
shown in simplifi ed form.
To display the menu screen without changing
time settings, touch
To avoid misplacing the stylus, always be sure
Loading Batteries for the First Time
to return it to its storage slot in the back of the
electronic dictionary whenever you are not using it.
Load the two AA-size batteries that come with the
electronic dictionary before trying to use it.
Turning Power On and Off
Remove the battery cover.
Power turns on and off
While pressing down on the
automatically whenever
locations shown in the
you open or close the
illustration, slide the battery
electronic dictionary's
cover in the direction indicated
by the arrows.
You also can use the following
Load two batteries.
key operation to turn power on
or off.
Load each battery with
the minus (–) pole facing
Press the
as shown in the nearby
Power also turns on when you press a
dictionary/mode key.
With the battery on top of
the ribbon, press down
on the plus (+) end of the
General Guide
Make sure the (+) and (–)
ends are facing correctly
and that the spring is
pressed straight down.
Replace the battery cover.
Remove the stylus
from the back of the
electronic dictionary
and then press the
RESET button.
Do not use a toothpick,
lead pencil, or other
object with a breakable
RESET button
RESET button
Unfold the electronic dictionary.
Main panel
Sub panel
Arrow keys
Recording microphone
This causes the
(Battery Setting) screen
to appear.
If the message
(Main panel protective fi lm may be...) or
(Sub panel protective
fi lm may be...) appears, remove the protective
Quick Palette
fi lm (option) from the indicated panel.
After confi rming that
Batteries) is selected for
(Battery Setting),
If you have commercially available eneloop
batteries or rechargeable EVOLTA batteries
loaded, use
to select the battery
type, and then press
You can use the stylus for instant access to a variety of
If you have commercially available EVOLTA
different operations. (Quick Palette icons that appear
alkaline batteries loaded, select
along the left side of the screen depend on what is
(Alkaline Batteries).
currently displayed.)
Dictionary/mode keys
Toggle between the initial screens of the two
dictionaries/modes assigned to each key.
, and
(Power) Key
Toggles power on and off.
Number keys
Number keys
(Shift) Key
Shifts the keyboard. To use
release it, and then press the next key.
(History) Key
Accesses history data.
(Text Size) Key
Cycles through available screen text sizes.
(Scroll) (Volume Level) Keys
These keys scroll screen contents up and down.
Used during volume adjustment to raise and
lower the volume level.
(Save) on the
(Audio) Key
Press to play native speaker or synthesized
pronunciation or to compare your pronunciation
with native speaker pronunciation.
(Back/List) Key
Back-steps through previous operations.
Press while a dictionary's initial screen is
displayed to return to the
(Translate/Execute) Key
Applies input characters or the item selected on
the screen.
Arrow Keys
These keys move the selection highlighting or
mode keys
mode keys
cursor up, down, left, or right.
Jump/Guide Key
Enables look up of a term on the currently
displayed defi nition or explanation screen.
Press after
(Setup/Delete) Key
key to turn on power.
Deletes the character at the current cursor
Press after
the setup of the electronic dictionary.
again to turn off power.
Letter Keys
Enter letters and numbers.
Next Headword)
Main panel
Jump from the current term to the previous or next
You can touch the main panel to
select an on-screen item, swipe it
(Compound Terms)
to scroll to another screen, or input
characters by handwriting them on
Displays compound terms that use kanji you are
the panel.
currently viewing.
(Textbook Typeface Zoom)
Sub panel
Touching this icon on a defi nition or explanation
You can use this panel to hand-
screen displays single Japanese characters
write characters for input. Also,
enlarged using the textbook typeface.
touching buttons that appear
here performs certain operations.
(Phrases and Compound
Displays phrases and compound expressions that
use the term you are currently viewing.
(Create Flash Card)
Creates a fl ash card.
(Examples and Explanations)
Displays examples and explanations in dictionaries
that include such information.
Toggles between the
(Workbook) screen.
Performs the same functions as the
(Jump/Guide) key.
Performs the same functions as the
(Audio) key.
Performs the same functions as the
(Back/List) key.
Quick Palette
Main panel
Performs the same functions as the
(Translate/Execute) key.
Perform the same functions as the
(Scroll) (Volume Level) keys.
textbook typeface - Typeface that shows the full
and proper form of a character.
Display Items
The following explains the meanings of the different items
(indicators, icons, buttons) that appear on the display.
Means this:
A defi nition or explanation
continues off the top, bottom, left,
, press and
or right of the screen. Use the arrow
keys to scroll the screen.
There is an explanation for the word
where the indicator is located.
There is a compound term that
(Compound Term)
uses kanji you are looking up.
There is a phrase or compound
expression that uses the term you
are looking up.
With some electronic dictionary
content is installed.
There is an example that uses the
term you are looking up.
Native speaker pronunciation is
available for the contents to the
right or below this indicator.
Native speaker pronunciation is
(True Voice)
Synthetic voice reading is available.
Pronunciations are available for the
English term on the screen.
The language whose pronunciation
is applied for pronunciations and
There is related information for
to view guide information.
the term you are looking up in the
current dictionary.
Jump function in use
to display a screen for changing
History function in use
Textbook typeface zoom in use
Guide function in use
(Previous Headword/
Indicates the display method when
(Display All)
(Phrase Search).
(Word Order)
Panel Touch Operation Tips
When performing a main
panel touch operation, be
sure to support the back of
the panel with your hand.
Strong pressure is not
required when performing
main panel and sub panel
touch operations.
Avoid applying excessive
pressure during touch
operations and input. Strong pressure can cause
cracking or breaking of the panels.
(Menu) screen and
For stylus character input, be sure to use only the
stylus that comes with your electronic dictionary.
When using your fi nger for input, do not tap with
your fi ngernail.
Keyboard Input
Alphabetic and Russian characters are input using
lower case.
Except for certain models, Hangul, Chinese pinyin,
and Russian characters are not printed on the keys.
To input numbers, touch the numbers on the sub
panel. Though numbers can be input using keys,
numbers are not printed on the key tops.
Inputting Japanese Characters
Use alphabetic characters to input Japanese.
To input this:
Type this:
Inputting Alphabetic Characters
Use English input for unaccented alphabetic
To input this:
Type this:
Accented Characters
All alphabetic characters are input in lower-case,
regardless of their normal capitalization.
For the German "ß", input "ss".
For other characters that normally include a
diacritic, input the character without the diacritic.
Example: "à"
"a", "ê"
"e", etc.
For the French "ç" input "c", and for "œ", input "oe".
will appear if optional
Input hyphenated terms as single words, without a
hyphen. To look up "heaven-sent", for example, input
When inputting a term that consists of multiple
words, input the words without any spaces. To
look up "in orario", for example, input "inorario".
When entering a noun that is normally accompanied
by an article, enter the noun only without the article.
To look up "die Elbe" for example, input "elbe".
Inputting Hangul Characters
To input this:
Type this:
Inputting Chinese Characters (Pinyin)
To input this:
Type this:
(Example Search) or
(míng ti n
To specify one of the four Chinese tones (
) or the "toneless" tone ( ), press and release
, and then press the key that corresponds
to the tone you want to specify. The four Chinese
tones and the "toneless" tone are indicated by
Main panel
Main panel
numbers on the display.
You can also specify the four Chinese tones and the
"toneless" tone by touching one of the buttons on
the sub panel.
To input "ü", press
Inputting Russian Characters
Sub panel
Sub panel
To input this:
Type this:
To input a character marked in the upper right
corner of a key, press (and immediately release)
and then press the key.
Inputting with the Soft Keyboard
You can use the soft keyboard that appears on the
main panel for character input.
The type of keyboard that appears depends on the
dictionary search method you are using.
(Japanese Dictionary)
When the Quick Palette
icon is on the
display, touch
it to display
Input screen
Input screen
the input
will display a Japanese syllabary
keyboard, touching
will display an alphabetic
keyboard, and touching
will switch to
handwritten input.
While the soft keyboard is displayed, touch the
character keys to input characters.
To delete a character, use
to move the
cursor to the character, and then touch
To input a small character while the Japanese
syllabary screen is displayed, input the desired
character and then touch
To exit the input screen, touch
Handwritten Input
Use the stylus to write characters on the sub panel
or main panel, and then touch
To handwrite characters on the main panel, touch
(Input) and then
. This displays input cells
on the main panel.
With some search methods, like
(Kanji/Compound Term Handwritten Input
Search) (
(Japanese Kanji Dictionary)), you
can enter search terms using handwriting input only.
Character Input Mode
The indicators
described below
appear on the main
panel to show the
current input mode.
and accented
Simplifi ed
Sub panel
Main panel
Scroll buttons
Character cells
, ,
The number of cells that appear on the panel
depends on the type of characters that can be input.
Correcting Character Input
The example here show how to use the sub panel,
but you can also use the same procedure when
inputting on the main panel.
Example: After mistakenly inputting
instead of
Main panel
Sub panel
Input fi eld
Character cells
Scroll buttons
(When there are too many characters to fi t in the display area between
the buttons, touch these buttons to scroll the screen contents.)
On the sub panel
or in the input
fi eld on the main
panel, touch a
character (
This displays up to 10 possible candidates for
the character.
If you fi nd the
correct character
among the
candidates, touch
If you do not fi nd the correct character,
(Rewrite), rewrite the
character on the sub panel and then touch
while the character
cells of the sub panel are blank (nothing input)
will delete the character currently in the input
fi eld of the main panel. (In the case of the main
panel, touch
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  Summary of Contents for Casio XD-U Series

  • Page 1 Touch 12/24 to toggle between 12-hour and To exit the input screen, touch keys to scroll the screen. (History) Key 24-hour format timekeeping. CASIO XD-U Series Electronic Dictionaries. Most Accented Characters There is an explanation for the word • When you are using 12-hour format Accesses history data.
  • Page 2 Simple Search lets you input hiragana or alphabetic Pronunciation output switch Pronunciation output switch Printed in China screen may not appear text to search multiple dictionaries for terms. © 2014 CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. on the sub panel.)