Traditional and Simplified characters in KEY

Through one click in the Format menu, KEY automatically adds the text in traditional character mode:

For better comparison, you can display only those characters that are different in traditional and simplified modes:

Here, the main sentence has been converted to traditional mode, with only those characters that have a simplified version displayed in the additional line. The traditional/simplified equivalents are fully supported in the tooltip dictionary.

Every word or character can be looked up in a homonym table. The tooltip dictionary works on all homonyms in the table. With the "Show Character Details" checkbox checked, the traditional form is displayed in blue and the simplified form in red.

In this screen, the homonym lookup is done on the simplified version of the sentence. Accordingly, the simplified homonym is displayed first (red), with the traditional equivalent on the right (blue).

A new example sentence "When do we set out tomorrow?" displayed in the cursive font Xingshu (KEY includes 12 Chinese character fonts). By default, the tooltip dictionary shows a word or whole expression:

Using the right arrow key, you can now cycle through the meanings of the various components of chufa. Pressing the right arrow key at this point displays the "short" dictionary entry for the single character to which you are pointing. On the single-character level, the tooltip contains (in square brackets) the radical/stroke information for the character:

To see the full dictionary entry for the character chu (including the less common meanings), press the right arrow key again:

Pressing the right arrow key again displays the "short" dictionary entry for fa:

To display the full fa entry: right arrow.

At any time during homonym display, you can check the box labeled "Include rare / non-standard characters," which will display these characters on a pink background: