Postby annie » February 8th, 2007 1:47 pm
Honestly, I haven't gone dictionary shopping since '98, but there weren't any that were designed specifically for foreigners back then.
My Canon Wordtank is decent, in that it has furigana over all of the kanji when you look them up and english definitions, but I think that's standard. There are lots of words that don't have definitions in English, and in those cases there's only the Japanese definition with no furigana.
I'd suggest asking the clerk at the shop for assistance. If you go to Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara, there are plenty of English speaking clerks there. Otherwise just ask anyone for an electronic dictionary that is 外国人に使いやすい.
And then play around with them, and see which one does the most of what you want it to do.