The CFDICT project was started by David Houstin in 2010 and is maintained by a team on Chine Informations, with the aim to provide a complete Chinese to French dictionary with pronunciation in pinyin for the Chinese characters.
CFDICT is a text file; other programs (or simply Notepad or egrep or equivalent) are needed to search and display it. This project is considered a standard Chinese-French reference on the Internet and is used by several other Chinese-French projects. The Pleco Software uses CFDICT data for its Chinese-French Dictionary.
- Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese
- As of 15 October 2017[update], it had 50,580 entries  in UTF-8.
The basic format of the CFDICT.xml file is:
<word> <id>1</id> <upd>1365432188</upd> <trad>中國</trad> <simp>中国</simp> <py>Zhong1 guo2</py> <trans> <fr>Chine</fr> <fr>Empire du Milieu</fr> ... </trans> </word> ...
The format of the CFDICT.u8 file is:
Traditionnel Simplifié [pin1 yin1] /Traduction française 1/Traduction française 2/ 中國 中国 [Zhong1 guo2] /Chine/Empire du Milieu/
- (in French) https://chine.in/mandarin/dictionnaire/CFDICT/ Project home page
- CFDICT SQL Creator
- (in French) Chinese-French Dictionary for Android (by Chine Information with CFDICT)