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ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER
English Russian
Professional Talking Electronic Dictionary & eBook
USER MANUAL
ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER
Англо-русский и русско-английский
профессиональный говорящий электронный
словарь и электронная книга
РУКОВОДСТВО ПО ЭКСПЛУАТАЦИИ
ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER
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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION..................................................................................... 5
General View ........................................................................................ 6
Power Supply........................................................................................ 6
SD card................................................................................................. 7
Initialization ........................................................................................... 7
Keyboard .............................................................................................. 7
Display .................................................................................................. 9
Main Menu .......................................................................................... 10
Context Menu ..................................................................................... 10
DICTIONARIES..................................................................................... 11
English Russian Dictionary ............................................................. 11
PhraseBook ........................................................................................ 17
Popular Idioms.................................................................................... 18
Irregular Verbs .................................................................................... 19
EXERCISES.......................................................................................... 19
FlashCards ......................................................................................... 19
Hangman Word Game........................................................................ 21
SAT 200.............................................................................................. 22
SAT 5000............................................................................................ 22
English Grammar Guide ..................................................................... 23
Calculator............................................................................................ 23
Metric Conversion............................................................................... 23
Currency Conversion .......................................................................... 24
USA Interview ..................................................................................... 24
World Time ......................................................................................... 25
SETUP .................................................................................................. 26
Set language....................................................................................... 26
Set font size ........................................................................................ 26
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Speech settings .................................................................................. 27
Slang lock ........................................................................................... 27
Time settings ...................................................................................... 27
System settings .................................................................................. 28
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on purchasing ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER! This product is the
result of the combined efforts of Ectaco's linguists, engineers, and programmers,
and represents the last generation of the highest-performance integrated
linguistic systems available.
ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER features:
1,000,000-word English Russian dictionary database including specialized
vocabulary: business – 25,000 words, finance – 57,000 words, law – 69,000
words, medicine – 34,000 words, oil and gas – 43,000 words, information
technologies and telecommunications – 24,000 words
Crystal-clear output of native-speaker voice narration for over 14,000 useful
phrases for daily communication
WordNet vocabulary – 70,000 words with definitions
Unlimited voice function in English and Russian
Instant reverse translation
Russian Standard and Phonetic keyboard layouts
Look-up function
Vector Ultima™ spell-checking system
Phonetic transcription
English irregular verbs
Over 200 popular American idioms
SAT 200 and SAT 5000 vocabularies
Hangman word game
FlashCards game
Metric and currency converters
World time
English Grammar guide
USA interview
Calculator
Slang lock
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Three font sizes
Bilingual interface
AC/DC adapter jack
Headphone jack
SD slot
As continuous efforts are being made by the manufacturer to ensure the best
quality and performance of the ECTACO Partner® products, some
characteristics of the device you have purchased may slightly differ from their
description in this manual.
General View
The general view and external features of ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER are shown
below.
Power Supply
ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER is powered by a special Li-Polymer rechargeable
battery.
The battery is not user-replaceable.
. In that
When the battery becomes weak, the battery life picture is shown as
case, the voice function will be disabled in order to prevent excessive discharge
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of the battery and a resulting loss of data in RAM. To restore full functionality of
the device, recharge the battery as soon as possible.
How to Recharge the Battery
ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER is equipped with a jack for external power supply.
Only a special charger may be used with your ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER.
Use of an inappropriate external power supply may cause failure of the
device and will void the warranty. The AC/DC adapter should provide 5V
and min 250mA DC.
•
Connect the AC/DC adapter to your device via the AC/DC adapter jack (see
General View). The battery charging process will start.
SD card
Before you start using your ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER, please make sure the SD
card (included in the standard package) is installed into the SD slot of the device.
If the card is not installed, slide it into the slot located on the lower edge of the
device – the contacts of the card face up (if the device is unfolded), label face
down. Push the card gently until it clicks into place. To eject the card, just push it
in slightly.
Initialization
The initialization routine is started:
when ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER is turned on for the first time;
after the system has been reset with the Reset button.
The Reset button is located on the left-hand side of the keyboard (over the
SHIFT key). It can be accessed with any thin object like a paper clip. Never
use a needle or pin for this purpose since it can damage the device.
•
If you see the Initialize system? (y/n) message, press the N key to abort
initialization and customization.
The System initialized! message indicates that system initialization has been
completed and the factory defined default settings have been restored.
Keyboard
The standard American QWERTY keyboard is combined with Russian layout.
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Enter the desired symbol from the keyboard by pressing the corresponding
key.
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Partner®
C-4ER has standard and phonetic modes of entering
Russian letters. Russian standard mode allows you to enter Russian letters
corresponding to the keyboard marks. Russian phonetic mode allows you to
enter Russian letters by their phonetic consonance with English letters, e.g. you
can press the F key to enter the Russian letter "Ф".
The table below shows the Russian and English layouts in the Russian phonetic
mode1.
q
w
e
r
t
y
u
i
o
p
я
ш/щ е/э
р
т
ы
у/ю
и
о
п
a
s
d
f
g
h
j
k
l
а
с
д
ф
г/ж
х
й
к
л
z
x
c
v
b
n
m
з
ь/ъ
ц/ч
в
б
н
м
Unlike PC keyboards, there is no need to keep a key (such as SHIFT) down
while pressing another one. It is enough to press it only once and release.
The available set of national characters is dependent on the selected keyboard
layout.
Function shortcut keys
ON/OFF
Turn the device on or off
Reset
Re-initialize system
Activate the Context Menu
Pronounce a highlighted item
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SHIFT+
Pronounce translation
SHIFT+
Switch to the preceding entry shown in the title bar on the
left-hand display (available in the Dictionary, Popular
Idioms, Irregular Verbs, SAT 200 and SAT 5000
applications)
SHIFT+
Switch to the subsequent entry shown in the title bar on the
right-hand display (available in the Dictionary, Popular
Idioms, Irregular Verbs, SAT 200 and SAT 5000
applications)
Press ALT to enter letters shown after the slash (/) in the table.
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SHIFT+
Page Up
SHIFT+
Page Down
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Other shortcut keys open sections or applications corresponding to the marks on
the keys (press SHIFT+ shortcut key; for example, SHIFT+DICT).
Control and edit keys

Move cursor / move highlight up / switch Main Menu / scroll
text
Move cursor / move highlight down / switch Main Menu /
enter space (when the cursor is at the end of line) / scroll
text
SHIFT+
Enter space
Scroll up / switch Main Menu / change values
Scroll down / switch Main Menu / change values
Enter
Execute
ESC
Cancel / return to the previous page / switch to Main Menu
ALT
Enter the Russian letters Х, Э, Ж, Б, Ю, Ъ (press the
corresponding key + ALT). To enter such letters in caps,
press SHIFT + the corresponding key + ALT.
SHIFT
Type in uppercase
BS
Delete character to the left of the cursor
Switch translation direction
Display
ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER features two high-resolution screens (255x160 pixels
each).
The indicator lines are at the top and at the bottom of the display and show the
following indicators:
SHIFT
SHIFT key pressed
INS
Insert mode selected
OVR
Overtype mode selected
Battery life indicator
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Slang lock is on
The card is in the SD-slot
The number of reverse translations performed
,
More contents available
,
Horizontal scrolling enabled
,
Vertical scrolling enabled
Beginning or end of list / scrolling unavailable
Main Menu
ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER Main Menu consists of four sections, which visually
organize access to the corresponding applications.
To display the Main Menu, turn the device on and/or close a current application.
•
Move between sections by using
•
To open a section, subsection or application which icon is highlighted, press
Enter.
,
or ,
.
•
Move between applications or subsections by using
•
To go up one level, press ESC or .
,
.
The icons shown in the Main Menu represent the following sections:
– Dictionaries
– Exercises
– Extras
– Setup
Context Menu
The Context Menu is available in most applications.
•
To activate the Context Menu (where available), just press
•
To take a Context Menu action for the desired item, select it and then press
to activate the Context Menu.
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Use
and
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to scroll through the menu items.
Press Enter to perform the corresponding action.
The Context Menu is also available from within the Search window (where
applicable) – just press
.
•
To close the Context Menu, press ESC.
The Context Menu options may vary depending on the application.
DICTIONARIES
English
Russian Dictionary
The Dictionaries section includes the English
with a total of over 1,000,000 words.
Russian bidirectional dictionary
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Enter the Dictionaries section.
•
Select English-Russian Dictionary and then press Enter. The application will
open.
•
Use
•
Start typing the desired word.
to switch the translation direction.
Viewing entries
You will see the Search window:
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You can listen to the pronunciation of any headword in the list – just highlight
it and then press .
•
When the desired word is highlighted, press Enter to see its translation(s).
•
Use , to scroll through the entries. Alternatively, use SHIFT+
SHIFT+ , .
•
Press any letter key to return to the input line, and translate another word in
the same Dictionary.
•
When in the Search mode, press
•
When in the view mode, select the desired headword and then press
activate the Context Menu.
,
or
to activate the Context Menu.
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To obtain explanation of the English headword, select Explain in WordNet in
the Context Menu.
To enter additional symbols:
select Enter additional symbols in the Context Menu;
use
,
,  and
to highlight the desired symbol;
press Enter.
•
To switch between the Insert and Overtype modes, select Insert/Overtype in
the Context Menu.
Adding Entries to FlashCards
You can create your personal sets of entries copied from the Dictionary.
•
When in the Search mode, in the view mode, or from the Speller results list,
select the desired headword and then press
to activate the Context
Menu.
•
Select Add to FlashCards.
•
Press Enter to view the entry to be added.
•
Press Enter again to add the entry to FlashCards.
Vector Ultima™ Spellchecker
When you are unsure of the spelling of a word, the multilingual spell-checker
Vector Ultima™ will help you.
•
When in the Search mode, type the word as you hear it, for example, "foll" for
"fall".
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In the Context Menu, select Spellchecker. You will see the Speller results list:
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You can listen to the pronunciation of any word in the list. Just highlight the
desired word and then press .
•
Select the desired word and then press Enter.
If the spell-checker is unable to suggest alternative words, the No variants
message will appear.
Parts of Speech, Gender Labels, Abbreviations
Translations of a headword are marked with part-of-speech labels.
adj.
прил.
– adjective
id.
ид.
– idiom
phr.
фраза
– phrase
abbr.
аббр.
– abbreviation
interj.
воскл.
– interjection
pref.
префикс
– prefix
adv.
нареч.
– adverb
noun
сущ.
– noun
prep.
предл.
– preposition
art.
арт.
– article
npr
сущ., собств.
– proper noun
pron.
мест.
– pronoun
aux.
вспом.
– auxiliary
num.
числ.
– numeral
suff.
суффикс
– suffix
conj.
союз
– conjunction
part.
частица
– particle
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verb
глаг.
– verb
Russian nouns are marked with gender and number labels.
F
ж.р.
– feminine
M
м.р.
– masculine
N
ср.р.
– neuter
PL
мн.ч.
– plural
MF
м. и ж.р.
– common gender
Certain words and expressions in the Dictionary are marked with the following
abbreviations:
anat. – anatomy
поэт. – poetic
вчт. – computers
bact. – bacteriology
психол. – psychology
геол. – geology
biochem. –
радио – radio
геом. – geometry
biochemistry
разг. – colloquial
горн. – mining
biol. – biology
рел. – religion
грам. – grammar
bot. – botany
римск. – Roman
греч. – Greek
chem. – chemistry
ритор. – rhetorical
груб. – vulgar
comm. – commerce
с.-х. – agriculture
детск. – nursery
comp. – computers
сл. – slang
др.-греч. – Ancient
econ. – economics
собир. – collective
Greek
el. – electronics
спец. – special
др.-рим. – Ancient
fin. – finance
стих. – versification
Rome
jur. – law
стомат. – stomatology
ж.-д. – railways
mech. – mechanics
строит. – building
иск. – art
med. – medicine
театр. – theater
ист. – historical
opt. – optics
текст. – textile
карт. – cards
pharm. – pharmacy
тех. – technical
кино – cinema
physiol. – physiology
типогр. – printing
книжн. – literary
psychol. – psychology
уст. – obsolete
кож. – tanning
stomat. – stomatology
фарм. – pharmacy
комм. – commerce
комп. – computers
vet. – veterinary
фехт. – fencing
косм. – cosmonautics
акуш. – obstetrics
фиг. – figurative
кул. – cooking
амер. – American
физ. – physics
лат. – Latin
анат. – anatomy
физиол. – physiology
лингв. – linguistics
арифм. – arithmetic
филос. – philosophy
лит. – literature
арх. – archaic
фин. – finance
лыжн. – skiing
археол. – archaeology
фон. – phonetics
мат. – mathematics
архит. – architecture
фот. – photography
метал. – metallurgy
астр. – astronomy
фр. – French
метео – meteorology
бакт. – bacteriology
хим. – chemistry
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библ. – biblical
мех. – mechanics
церк. – ecclesiastical
биол. – biology
мин. – mineralogy
шахм. – chess
биохим. – biochemistry миф. – mythology
шотл. – Scottish
бирж. – stock
мор. – nautical
шутл. – jocular
exchange
муз. – music
эк. – economics
бот. – botany
неценз. – obscene
эл. – electrical
брит. – British
опт. – optics
энт. – entomology
бухг. – bookkeeping
охот. – hunting
юж.-аф. – South
вет. – veterinary
перен. – figurative
African
воен. – military
полигр. – printing
юр. – law
вулг. – vulgarism
полит. – political
If the translation you are currently viewing is a term, you will also see the name of
the corresponding specialized dictionary.
Reverse Translation
For your convenience, ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER provides Instant Reverse
Translation for all words and expressions in the Dictionary.
•
Press ,
•
Press Enter to obtain its reverse translation.
•
Use ESC to close the Reverse Translation window(s).2
2
to select a word or expression for the reverse translation.
The windows will be closed in the reverse order.
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You can make up to 10 reverse translations in succession (without closing
windows). The current number of the reverse translations performed is shown at
the bottom of the right-hand display.
•
Press any letter key to return to the Search window.
Pronunciation of Words and Phrases
The Text-To-Speech technology provides pronunciation of words and phrases for
the English and Russian languages in the Dictionary.
•
To listen to the pronunciation of any headword or translation, highlight it by
using ,
and then press .
PhraseBook
The phrasebook contains over 14,000 phrases in the English and Russian
languages. Translation direction depends on the selected interface language.
The phrases are divided into 15 conversational topics.
Basics
Bank
Repairs / Laundry
Traveling
Communication means Sport / Leisure
Hotel
In the restaurant
Health / Drugstore
Local transport
Food / Drinks
Beauty Care
Sightseeing
Shopping
Calling for police
All topics contain a number of subtopics.
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Enter the Dictionaries section.
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Select PhraseBook and then press Enter. The application will open.
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Select a topic. Press Enter to see its subtopics.
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You can listen to the pronunciation of any topic or subtopic title – just
highlight it and then press .
•
Select a subtopic. Press Enter to see the phrases.
When viewing phrases:
use
or
to scroll through the phrases;
to activate the Search mode, just start typing the word you are looking
for;
to listen to the pronunciation of the phrase or its translation, highlight the
desired item by using ,
and then press ;
•
When in the topics list, use the Context Menu to set the desired viewing
mode: Words or Phrases.
In the Words mode, the application shows useful words and speech patterns
pertaining to the topic, if available.
In the Phrases mode, the application shows full sentences, some of which have
changeable parts. These are underlined.
•
Highlight the desired changeable part by using ,
Enter.
and then press
or
For example, when viewing the phrase How frequent are the flights? you can
highlight the flights and change it to the trains.
•
Press Enter to confirm your choice.
Popular Idioms
Over 200 widely used American idioms and their equivalents or translations are
included in the Popular Idioms application.
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Enter the Dictionaries section.
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Select Popular Idioms and then press Enter. The application will open.
•
Start typing the desired idiom and the list of suggested variants will appear in
the Search window. The idiom closest in spelling to the portion you have
entered so far will be displayed under the input line.
You can listen to the pronunciation of any idiom in the list – just highlight it
and press .
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Select the desired idiom and then press Enter to see its translation.
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To listen to the pronunciation of the idiom or its translation, highlight the
desired item by using ,
and then press .
•
Use , to scroll through the entries. Alternatively, use SHIFT+
SHIFT+ , .
,
or
Irregular Verbs
All commonly used English irregular verbs with their Past Simple and Past
Participle forms are stored in alphabetical order in the Irregular Verbs application.
•
Enter the Dictionaries section.
•
Select Irregular Verbs and then press Enter. The application will open.
•
Start typing the desired verb and the list of suggested variants will appear in
the Search window. The verb closest in spelling to the portion you have
entered so far will be displayed under the input line.
You can listen to the pronunciation of any verb in the list, just highlight it and
press .
•
Select the desired verb from the list and then press Enter to see its forms
and translation.
•
To listen to the pronunciation of the verb forms or translation(s), highlight the
desired item by using ,
and then press .
•
Use , to scroll through the entries. Alternatively, use SHIFT+
SHIFT+ , .
,
or
EXERCISES
FlashCards
This fascinating game will help you quickly develop your vocabulary considerably
improving the rate at which you learn new words. The application contains 20
sets of words from the SAT 200 vocabulary. Additionally, you can create your
own sets (see Adding Entries to FlashCards on page 13).
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Enter the Exercises section.
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Select FlashCards and then press Enter. The game will begin.
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The face of a card shows the source word translation/definition, and the reverse
side shows the source word. The player browses the cards and, whenever
necessary, uses a hint.
The goal is to learn all cards in the set. You will be prompted to proceed to the
next set once you have finished the current one.
•
To set a card apart, press Enter. These cards will be shown as solid
rectangles:
•
To go to the next card, press
•
In the Context Menu, select the Always show translation option to have the
program show you the source word in each card. Alternatively, press
to
see the source word. To hide the source word, just press
again.
•
To listen to the pronunciation of a hidden word, press
•
To hear the word translation(s) or definition(s), press SHIFT+
.
.
.
The statistics for each game is displayed on the screen.
•
To reset statistics, press
Context Menu.
and then select the respective option in the
In the Context Menu:
select My Words or SAT 200 to switch to the desired database;
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use the Select another set option;
select Explain in WordNet to look up the source word in the WordNet
Dictionary;
use the Show synonyms and Show samples options (available for the
SAT 200 vocabulary).
Hangman Word Game
ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER features the learning game Hangman, which can
improve your spelling skills and enhance your personal vocabulary.
•
Enter the Exercises section.
•
Select Hangman and then press Enter. The game will begin.
•
Select the target language for the game by pressing
is chosen, a new game will begin.
•
Enter letters from the keyboard, trying to guess the word before the picture is
complete.
. Once the language
If you guess a letter correctly, it will appear in place of ? in the word.
•
When playing, press Enter to display the translation of the hidden word
(which will count as one try). To hide the translation, press ESC.
•
Press
to hear the hidden word (counts as one try).
After the game ends, the hidden word and its translation(s) will be shown.
Each word is added to the list shown on the right-hand display. The list is cleared
each time you change the target language or close the application.
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The number of won and lost games is shown on the left-hand display.
•
To reset statistics, use the Context Menu.
•
Press ESC to start a new game.
SAT 200
This application includes two hundred keywords with transcription, explanation,
synonyms, and samples selected from the SAT vocabulary.
•
Enter the Exercises section.
•
Select SAT 200 and then press Enter. The application will open.
•
To view word's transcription, explanation, synonyms, and samples, just start
typing the word. The headword closest in spelling to the portion you have
entered so far will be displayed under the input line.
•
When the desired word is displayed, press Enter to see its explanation,
synonyms and samples. Alternatively, select the word from the list and then
press Enter.
•
To listen to the pronunciation of any headword, explanation, synonym or
sample, just highlight it by using ,
and then press .
•
Use , to scroll through the entries. Alternatively, use SHIFT+
SHIFT+ , .
•
Use the Context Menu for additional options.
,
or
SAT 5000
This application includes five thousand words with transcriptions and
explanations from the SAT vocabulary.
•
Enter the Exercises section.
•
Select SAT 5000 and then press Enter. The application will open.
•
To view word's transcription and explanation, just start typing the word. The
headword closest in spelling to the portion you have entered so far will be
displayed under the input line.
•
When the desired word is displayed, press Enter to see its explanation.
Alternatively, select the word from the list and then press Enter.
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To listen to the pronunciation of any headword or explanation, highlight it by
using ,
and then press .
•
Use , to scroll through the entries. Alternatively, use SHIFT+
SHIFT+ , .
•
Use the Context Menu for additional options.
,
or
English Grammar Guide
ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER contains the English Grammar guide in the English
and Russian languages, depending on the selected interface language.
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Enter the Exercises section.
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Select English Grammar and then press Enter. The application will open.
The English Grammar contains three-level hierarchical menus. You can reach a
menu's third level by consecutively selecting topics from the menu.
Calculator
ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER includes a standard calculator with memory features.
The screen has 14-digit display capacity.
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Enter the Extras section.
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Select Calculator and then press Enter. The application will open.
When entering numbers and operations from the keyboard, there is no need to
press the SHIFT key while in the Calculator mode. Use this application as an
ordinary pocket calculator.
The calculator buttons are shown on the right-hand display.
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Highlight the desired item by using
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To delete the last digit, press SHIFT+ .
,
,  or
and then press Enter.
Metric Conversion
With ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER you may easily convert measurements from the
British-American system into the metric system commonly used in Europe and
vice versa, as well as convert within each system.
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Enter the Extras section.
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Select Metric Conversion and then press Enter. The application will open.
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Choose a category by pressing
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Input the value.
,
. Press Enter.
Currency Conversion
The Currency Conversion function allows you to instantly calculate conversion
values between twelve pre-installed currencies and three user-defined currencies.
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Enter the Extras section.
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Select Currency Conversion and press Enter. The application will open.
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Select the Set rate option to specify currency names and rates. Press Enter.
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Select the desired item by pressing
switch between names and rates.
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Change/specify the currency name.
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Specify an exchange rate relative to the basic currency (which rate should
equal 1).
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To delete the last digit or letter, press BS or SHIFT+  when entering a
currency name or currency rate, respectively.
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To set a currency rate to 1.0, select it and then press C (C/CE).
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Press ESC to exit the Set rate subsection.
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Select Calculation. Press Enter.
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Select a currency name and enter an amount.
Setting and Checking Rates
,
,  or
. Use  and
to
Conversion
While you are typing a new amount, the conversion is being performed.
USA Interview
This is the ultimate talking preparation guide to the U.S. citizenship exam.
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Enter the Extras section.
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Select USA Interview and then press Enter. The application will open.
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To listen to the pronunciation of the chapter title, highlight it and then press
.
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Select the desired chapter by using
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Use  and
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To display or hide the answer, press Enter.
or
. Press Enter.
to switch between questions in the current chapter.
No answers are available for some questions; for example, the names of
current government officials.
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To listen to the pronunciation of a question or answer text visible on the
or SHIFT+ , respectively.
screen, press
World Time
Using the World Time application, you may view the current time in cities around
the globe.
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Enter the Extras section.
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Select World Time and then press Enter. The application will open.
The World Time screen shows: the name of the city and country, a map of the
corresponding continent, the current date and day of the week, and the current
time.
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To see information for another city, scroll through the alphabetic list by
pressing , .
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Also, you can quickly find the desired city by pressing the first letter of its
name and scrolling through the list by using , .
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When you find the desired city, press Enter to save changes. The next time
you enter this application, the city you have chosen will be displayed first.
SETUP
Personalize your ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER and ensure good maintenance of
your personal records by selecting options in the Setup section.
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Enter the Setup section (SHIFT+SETUP).
Most of the Setup section options are very easy to adjust. Unless stated
otherwise, open a subsection by pressing Enter and select the desired option
with , and ,
(if applicable). Then press Enter to confirm your choice.
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Press ESC to return to the list of subsections.
Set language
Use this subsection to switch the interface language between English and
Russian. The default interface language of ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER is English.
Set font size
ECTACO® Partner® C-4ER offers you three font sizes: Small, Medium or Large.
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Speech settings
Use the Speech settings to adjust the Volume, Speech frequency and Speech
speed, shaping your own pronunciation style.
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Select the desired option and then press Enter.
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Use ,
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Press Enter to save changes.
to adjust the levels of each option.
Slang lock
In this subsection you can hide slang words or phrases contained in the
Dictionary. For example, you may forbid your children to access slang. Slang lock
is on by default. To disable the Slang lock function, please use this password:
showslan.
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When you see the Unlock the slang? (y/n) message, press "Y" on the
device's keyboard.
When Slang lock is on, the indicator is shown at the bottom of the left-hand
display in the Dictionary and Hangman applications.
In Hangman, the indicator is always displayed because slang words are not
used in the game.
Time settings
Date format
The Month-Day-Year date format can be changed to Day-Month-Year.
When you switch the Interface language to English or Russian, the Date
format defaults to MM/DD/YY or DD/MM/YY, respectively.
Time format
The American 12-hour time format can be changed to the 24-hour format.
When you switch the Interface language to English or Russian, the Time
format defaults to 12-hour or 24-hour, respectively.
Clock
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Enter the Clock subsection.
In this subsection you can choose the desired city and adjust the current time.
Use:
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or Enter to move the highlight;
or the numeric keys to change values.
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Specify the current date and time.
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Use the "A" and "P" keys to specify AM and PM, respectively.
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Select the local city.
You can quickly find a desired city by entering the first letter of its name and
scrolling through the list by using , .
To select another city of the same country or switch to another country, scroll
through the alphabetic list by pressing SHIFT+ , .
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Press Enter to save changes.
System settings
Key tone
This feature is designed to produce a short beep every time you press a key on
the device's keyboard. The Key tone is turned on by default.
Set contrast
The default contrast setting can be changed in the Set contrast subsection.
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Change the contrast level by using ,
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Press Enter.
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Set sleep time
The automatic power off has a preset delay of 3 minutes. This feature saves
battery life by shutting down the device after a specified period of inactivity. The
adjustable range is from 1 to 5 minutes.
Russian keyboard layout
You can choose one of the available Russian keyboard layouts: Standard or
Phonetic.
The Standard layout allows you to enter Russian letters in accordance with the
keyboard marks. The Phonetic layout allows you to enter Russian letters by their
phonetic consonance with English letters, e.g. you can press the F key to enter
the Russian letter "Ф".
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