Use the time setting
screen to conﬁ gure
CASIO Electronic Dictionary
the setting you want to
Quick Guide (XD-N Series)
change, and then use the
on-screen number keys to change the setting.
The contents of this Quick Guide apply to the
24-hour format timekeeping.
CASIO XD-N Series Electronic Dictionaries. Most
When you are using 12-hour format
illustrations and screen shots show the XD-N8500.
timekeeping, you need to touch
• Hangul, Russian, Simpliﬁ ed Chinese, and accented
characters cannot be input on a model that does not
include a dictionary that requires such characters.
Installing optional content automatically enables
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 icons 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
locations shown in the
you open or close the
illustration, slide the battery
cover in the direction indicated
by the arrows.
• You also can use the following
Load two batteries.
key operation to turn power on
Push against the spring
with the (–) end of the
Power also turns on when you press a
With the battery on top of
the ribbon, press the (+)
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
and then press the
RESET button on the
Do not use a toothpick,
lead pencil, or other
object with a breakable
Unfold the electronic dictionary.
This causes the
(Battery Setting) screen
If the message
(Main panel protective ﬁ lm may be...) or
(Sub panel protective
ﬁ lm may be...) appears, remove the protective
ﬁ lm (option) from the indicated panel.
After conﬁ rming that
Batteries) is selected for
If you have commercially available eneloop
batteries or rechargeable EVOLTA batteries
to select the battery
type and then press
If you have commercially available EVOLTA
alkaline batteries loaded, select
You can use the stylus for instant access to a variety of
different operations. (Quick Palette icons that appear
along the left side of the screen depend on what is
① Dictionary/mode keys
Toggle between the initial screens of the two
dictionaries/modes assigned to each key.
or the stylus to select
Toggles power on and off.
Shifts the keyboard. To use
release it and then press the next key.
to toggle between 12-hour and
(History) (Additional Search) Key
Accesses history data.
(p.m.) before setting the time.
(Text Size) Key
Cycles through available screen text sizes.
(Jump) (Guide) Key
ガ イ ド
Enables look up of a term on the currently
(Save) on the
displayed deﬁ nition or explanation screen.
Changes the screen layout.
These keys scroll screen contents up and down.
(Audio) (Read) Key
Press when you want to hear something
pronounced by a native speaker.
Back-steps through previous operations.
Press while a dictionary's initial screen is
displayed to return to the
Press while a deﬁ nition screen is on the display
to switch to the list of terms, which includes the
term whose deﬁ nition you were viewing.
key to turn on power.
Executes a function or selects an on-screen item.
⑫ Arrow Keys
again to turn off power.
These keys move the selection highlighting or
cursor up, down, left, or right.
Used during volume adjustment to raise and
lower the volume level.
You can touch the main panel to
Deletes the character at the current cursor
select an on-screen item, swipe it
to scroll to another screen, or input
characters by handwriting them on
the setup of the electronic dictionary.
⑭ Letter Keys
Enter letters and numbers.
You can use this panel to hand-
【前見出し】 ・ 【次見出し】
write characters for input. Also,
touching buttons that appear
Jump from the current term to the previous or next
here performs certain operations.
The same result can be achieved by pressing
Displays compound terms that use kanji you are
Enlarges the characters of a deﬁ nition or
(Phrases and Compound
Displays phrases and compound expressions that
use the term you are currently viewing.
Creates a ﬂ ash card.
(Examples and Explanations)
Displays examples and explanations in dictionaries
that include such information.
Displays the menu screen.
Performs the same functions as the ⑥
Performs the same functions as the ⑨
Performs the same functions as the ⑩
Performs the same functions as the ⑪
Perform the same functions as the ⑧
The following explains the meanings of display
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.
to perform additional search ( さ
There is a compound term that
uses kanji you are looking up.
There is a phrase or compound
term that uses the term you are
With some electronic dictionary
to view guide information.
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.
to jump back or forward between
Native speaker pronunciation is
Synthetic voice reading is available.
to hear a reading by a
Pronunciations are available for the
English term on the screen.
The language whose pronunciation
is applied for pronunciations and
There is related information for
the term you are looking up in the
Jump function in use
History function in use
Display zoom in use
Guide function in use
Indicates the display method when
to display a screen for changing
Panel Touch Operation Tips
• 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.
• When performing a main panel touch operation,
be sure to support the back of the panel with your
(Create Flash Card)
• 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.
ガ イ ド
• Alphabetic and Russian characters are input using
• Except for certain models, Hangul, Chinese pinyin,
and Russian characters are not printed on the keys.
Inputting Japanese Characters
• Use alphabetic characters to input Japanese.
To input this:
Inputting Alphabetic Characters
• Use English input for unaccented alphabetic
will appear if optional
To input this:
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".
• 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
(Example Search) or
To input this:
Inputting Chinese Characters (Pinyin)
To input this:
(míng tiān・明天 )
T I A 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.
• 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 V .
Inputting Russian Characters
To input 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.
When the Quick Palette
icon is on the
it to display
will display a Japanese syllabary
will display an alphabetic
keyboard, and touching
will switch to
• 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
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
単漢字 / 熟語を手書き入
(Kanji/Compound Term Handwritten Input
(Japanese Kanji Dictionary)), you
can enter search terms using handwriting input only.
Character Input Mode
appear on the main
panel to show the
current input mode.
• 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
Input ﬁ eld
(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
This displays up to 10 possible candidates for
(Continued on other side.)