Kamus Dewan moved!

I wrote a little less than a year ago about the Kamus Dewan could already be used online. It was hosted at the Karyanet web site. Unfortunately Karyanet is down until middle of April this year for “maintenance”. Could you imagine if WordPress went down that long for maintenance?

But despair not! The online Kamus Dewan has been brought back to where it should have been in the first place — to Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) web site. It bewildered me the first time I learned about the online Kamus Dewan not being hosted at DBP. Kamus Dewan will and should forever be associated with DBP. The two monikers are simply inseparable.

You could now search words in Kamus Dewan and other DBP great resources like Tesaurus Bahasa Melayu Dewan (thesaurus), Kamus Inggeris-Melayu Dewan (English-Malay dictionary), Kamus Pelajar (learner’s dictionary), Kamus Istimewa Peribahasa Melayu (Malay idioms dictionary) and Kamus Komputer (computer dictionary), among other things, all at the same time at Carian Kata DBP. The usability could still be improved (the page reloading and window resizing problems are driving me nuts) but I would say this is the ultimate tool for Bahasa Melayu users. Just make sure you pick one search category (‘Kategori‘). The All (‘Semua‘) category is pretty useless because it would only return the number of matches from each category.

One neat thing also is, from the same place, you could search Malay pantuns (rhymes). I know Valentine’s Day has passed already, but you could search pantuns on ‘cinta‘ (love) or ‘merana‘ (agony), for example.

I reckon Carian Kata is the coolest thing DBP has ever created for us Malay language users. What more do we want?

(See also Karyanet ditutup sementara! (Karyanet closed temporarily) where I initially found Rujukan Kamus Terbitan DBP which seemed to be an incomplete half-baked version of Carian Kata DBP.)


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Web Version of Kamus Dewan is on the Net! « Pra.kata
  2. Trackback: Karyanet website is back « Pra.kata
  3. siti sarah
    Aug 01, 2007 @ 21:56:42

    we just a human.why weneed ac omment’s?


  4. Poon Poi Ming
    Mar 29, 2010 @ 02:55:46

    I love Karyanet’s layout… it’s so simple to use, as compared to DBP’s layout. Sure, DBP is improving from its initial horizontal 10-screen wide layout but it is still a far cry from Karyanet’s. Karyanet uptime, however, was a real pain in the neck. It probably deserve the distinction of being the most unreliable website in terms of uptime. Sometimes, I wonder whether it is even sincere in providing service. Now that it is down for good, I hope it won’t be revive again if it is not sincere.


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