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Re: Yivrian Lexicon Online!

From:JS Bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Friday, August 9, 2002, 17:39
Jeff Jones sikyal:

> On Thu, 8 Aug 2002 15:25:23 -0700, JS Bangs <jaspax@...> wrote: > > >Conlangers: > > > >After teaching myself Perl and CGI basics, I was able to get a preliminary > >version of the Yivrian lexicon online. Rejoice! The lexicon may be found > >at: > > It's very fast, but, um, it doesn't seem do actually _do_ anything. Perhaps > you could add a little explanation to the page.
This is probably because you're searching the wrong way. I realized that the way the page is designed is confusing to some people--if you select to search through "Yivrian", the program looks through the Yivrian head entries and tries to find a match. If you put an English word in and select that option, nothing will come up (probably). To search for, say, the Yivrian word for "dog," you must put "dog" in the search field and select "English." I should probably put this explanation on the page itself, along with a nice note to say when you haven't gotten any matches. Off I go . . . Jesse S. Bangs "If you look at a thing nine hundred and ninety-nine times, you are perfectly safe; if you look at it the thousandth time, you are in frightful danger of seeing it for the first time." --G.K. Chesterton