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Casio XD-K Series Quick Start Manual

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If you have commercially available eneloop
batteries or rechargeable EVOLTA batteries
loaded, use
type, and then press
CASIO Electronic Dictionary
If you have commercially available EVOLTA
alkaline batteries loaded, select
Quick Guide (XD-K Series)
(Alkaline Batteries).
Use the time setting
The contents of this Quick Guide apply to the
screen to configure
CASIO XD-K Series Electronic Dictionaries. Most
time settings.
illustrations and screen shots show the XD-K8500.
Hangul, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and accented
or the stylus to highlight
characters cannot be input on a model that does not
the setting you want to
include a dictionary that requires such characters.
change, and then use the
Installing optional content automatically enables
on-screen number keys to change the setting.
input of characters that match the installed content.
Touch 12/24 to toggle between 12-hour and
24-hour format timekeeping.
The screen shots and product illustrations shown
When you are using 12-hour format
in this manual may be different from those of the
timekeeping, you need to touch AM (a.m.) or
actual product. Also note that some keys and screen
PM (p.m.) before setting the time.
indicators are shown in simplified form.
Alternatively, you
also could touch
Quick Palette
time setting screen.
This displays the
Loading Batteries for the First Time
Load the two AA-size batteries that come with the
To display the menu screen without changing
electronic dictionary before trying to use it.
time settings, touch
Remove the battery cover.
To avoid misplacing the stylus, always be sure
While pressing
to return it to its storage slot in the side of the
down on the two
electronic dictionary whenever you are not using it.
locations shown in the
Turning Power On and Off
illustration, slide the
battery cover in the
Power turns on and off
direction indicated by
automatically whenever
the arrows.
you open or close the
Load two batteries.
electronic dictionary's
Load each battery
You also can use the following
with the minus (–) pole
facing as shown in the
key operation to turn power on
nearby illustration.
or off.
With the battery on top
Press the
of the ribbon, press
Power also turns on when you press a
down on the plus (+)
dictionary/mode key.
end of the battery.
Make sure the (+) and
(–) ends are facing
General Guide
correctly and that
the spring is pressed
straight down.
You can touch the screen to select an on-screen item,
Replace the battery cover.
swipe it to scroll to another screen, or input characters
Remove the stylus
by handwriting them on the screen.
from the side of the
electronic dictionary
Quick Palette icons
and then press the
You can quickly perform
RESET button.
various operations by
Do not use a
touching icons with the
toothpick, lead
stylus. The Quick Palette
pencil, or other object
RESET button
RESET button
icons along the left side
with a breakable tip.
of the display depend on
the function being used.
Unfold the electronic dictionary.
Arrow keys
Recording microphone
This causes the
(Battery Setting) screen
to appear.
If the message
(Display screen protective film
may not be affixed properly
appears on
the display, remove the protective film (option)
from the display screen. If there is no protective
film on the display screen, refold the electronic
dictionary panels and then repeat steps 4 and 5
After confirming that
Batteries) is selected for
(Battery Setting),
Dictionary/mode keys
Toggle between the initial screens of the two
to select the battery
dictionaries/modes assigned to each key.
(Power) Key
Toggles power on and off.
(Shift) Key
Shifts the keyboard. To use
release it, and then press the next key.
(Scroll) Keys
Scroll screen contents up and down.
, and
and then a scroll key scrolls to next
definition or explanation screen.
Number keys
Number keys
(History) (Volume Level (-)) Key
Accesses history data.
When adjusting the pronunciation volume level,
press to lower the level. If there is no voice output,
and then this key.
(Jump) (Volume Level (+)) Key
From a definition or explanation screen, jumps
to a related item in the same dictionary or looks
up a term that used on the screen in a different
When adjusting the pronunciation volume level,
(Save) on the
press to raise the level. If there is no voice output,
and then this key.
(Back/List) Key
Back-steps through previous operations.
Press while a dictionary's initial screen is
displayed to return to the
(Audio/Guide) Key
Press to play native speaker or synthesized
pronunciation or to compare your pronunciation
with native speaker pronunciation.
Press after
(Translate/Execute) Key
Applies input characters or the item selected on
mode keys
mode keys
the screen.
Arrow Keys
These keys move the selection highlighting or
cursor up, down, left, or right.
(Setup/Delete) Key
Deletes the character at the current cursor
key to turn on power.
Press after
the setup of the electronic dictionary.
Letter Keys
again to turn off power.
Enter letters and numbers.
Performs the same functions as the
(Back/List) key.
Touch to use the
(Search Again)
Touch this button when performing split screen
2, refine/specific word order search
Quick Palette buttons
spelling/original form search.
You can quickly perform
(Text Size)
various operations by
Cycles through available screen text sizes.
touching buttons with
the stylus.
Performs the same functions as the
(Audio/Guide) key.
Performs the same functions as the
(Jump) (Volume Level (
Toggles between the
(Workbook) screen.
1 The Note function lets you add handwritten
memos to electronic dictionary note screens,
and to write on displayed dictionary screens.
Text you write and figures you draw can be
saved for later recall.
2 You can display another dictionary at the
bottom of a definition or explanation screen,
and look up a term in two dictionaries
3 On a
(Phrase Search) or
(Example Search) list screen, you can add terms
and specify the word order to refine a search.
4 Inputting characters for
Search) with a dictionary that has
(Spell Check) and then touching
will display a term whose spellings resemble
your input or a term that is thought to be the
spelling original form of your input.
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
(Menu) screen.
English term on the screen.
The language whose pronunciation
is applied for pronunciations and
to view guide information.
There is related information for
the term you are looking up in the
current dictionary.
Jump function in use
History function in use
Textbook typeface zoom in use
Guide function in use
to display a screen for changing
(Display All)
Indicates the display method when
(Word Order)
(Phrase Search).
Screen Touch Operation Tips
When performing a display
screen touch operation, be
(Note) function.
sure to support the back of
the display with your hand.
Strong pressure is not
3, or
required when performing
display screen touch
Avoid applying excessive
pressure during touch
operations and input. Strong pressure can cause
cracking or breaking of LCD panel.
For stylus character input, be sure to use only the
stylus that comes with your electronic dictionary.
)) key.
When using your finger for input, do not tap with
your fingernail.
(Menu) screen and
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 on-screen number
keys or handwrite numerals into the input cells. See
"Handwritten input" for more information. Note that you
can also use the electronic dictionary's keys to input
numbers, but numbers are not printed on the keys.
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
numbers on the display.
To input "ü", press
Inputting Russian Characters
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
The soft keyboard that appears on the screen can
be used to input text.
The soft keyboard that appears depends on the
dictionary and search method being used.
(Japanese Dictionary)
(Japanese syllabary
keyboard) or other soft
keyboard Quick Palette
icon causes the input
Soft keyboard
Soft keyboard
screen to appear.
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
(Small character).
closes the input screen. If the input
screen was displayed by touching
Japanese syllabary keyboard), close the input
screen by pressing
Handwritten Input
Use the stylus to write the character on the screen.
Touch the Quick Palette
(Handwriting) icon
to display character input cells.
Write a character into a cell and then touch
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
screen to show the
current input mode.
and accented
Simplifi ed
, ,
The number of cells that appear on the screen
depends on the type of characters that can be input.
Correcting Character Input
The example here uses the screen (character input
cells) that are displayed after
is touched.
Example: After mistakenly inputting
instead of
Input fi eld
Touch the
character (
) in
the input field.
This displays up
to 10 possible
candidates for the
If you find the
correct character
among the
candidates, touch
If you do not find the correct character,
(Rewrite), rewrite
the character and then touch
while the character
cells are blank (nothing input) will delete the
character currently in the input field.
(Continued on other side.)



  Summary of Contents for Casio XD-K Series

  • Page 1 Touching closes the input screen. If the input keys to scroll the screen. screen to configure (Scroll) Keys CASIO XD-K Series Electronic Dictionaries. Most screen was displayed by touching (large time settings. There is an explanation for the word Accented Characters Scroll screen contents up and down.
  • Page 2 • The number of times an item needs to be touched using the ampersand character (&), not spaces. character(s) or word(s). Printed in China before a window appears depends on the headword. Example: get to get&to © 2015 CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.