Understand Chinese in your favorite apps and documents

Select and copy Chinese text and let Loqu8 iCE help you understand and learn it. ClipboardScan works with all popular applications* (messaging, email), documents and websites. Any Chinese text you copy to the Windows Clipboard will prompt Loqu8 iCE to read it aloud and explain what it means with a pop-up window.

*All applications that support Ctrl+C for copy.
Loqu8 iCE 8 - LiveScan

Select, copy and learn

Whether you need help with a single word or several sentences, Loqu8's ClipboardScan is ready to help explain Chinese to you in English (and other languages). AutoPronounce will read the text aloud in Mandarin or Cantonese. Like a tireless tutor, it repeatedly pronounces each word as many times as you want. Faster or slower. With or without pauses between words.

  • The top panel shows Auto-Translation, powered by Google and Microsoft. You'll have access to the best machine-based, cloud-based translation services--all without annoying advertisements.
  •  In the center Reading panel, hover your mouse over words or phrases.
  • The lower Detail panel provides the full meaning, HSK proficiency level and more. Since no machine can provide perfect translation, be sure to view words and phrases from Loqu8's comprehensive Chinese-English dictionary. With over 114,000 entries including technology terms (smartphone, blog, virtual reality), company names (Baidu, Alibaba, Xiaomi) and names of entertainers and political leaders, you'll be able to confirm or enhance automated translations.

The ClipboardScan window also shows:   

  • Chinese (simplified and tradition) - characters are enlarged and shown with ColorTones. Easily view character and stroke details
  • Pinyin (or Bopomofo) phonetics - guide pronunciation
  • Meaning - definition (in English, et al.). Personalize definitions with your own meanings, usage notes and examples
  • Add to Favorites - tag for future reference
  • More - show related words and phrases
  • Optional. HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) level for Chinese proficiency test. Basic words are HSK1; advanced words are HSK6


When you move your mouse cursor into the window, the toolbar will appear.

  • Pronounce - hear the words read aloud
  • Copy to clipboard - copy words to the Windows clipboard
  • Take screenshot - save screenshot into your Pictures folder
  • Add to Favorites - tag for future reference
  • Change Settings - open Settings window
  • Pin window - hold window on the Windows desktop
  • Close window - window closes, but iCE will still be running in background

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