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Dictionary Maintenence Program

From:Gary Shannon <reboot@...>
Date:Sunday, March 28, 1999, 17:22
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From: Trace Erin Kern <tracefox@...>
To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
Date: Sunday, March 28, 1999 12:22 AM
Subject: Re: Onomastics and taxonomies

>> >>Speaking of alphabetizing glossaries I'm writing a computer program >>for >>editing and maintaining bi-lingual glossaries or dictionaries. (I'm a >>Windows software engineer by trade). >> >>I was wondering if anyone on this list might be interested in having >>such a >>program (freeware, of course). And if so, what capabilites and >>features >>would you like to see in it?
> >Not precicely what my own project is trying to do, but such a program >would definately help me in my writing, and possibly with my own program >project. Would you be able to write the program so it would be more or >less universally compatible, meaning it doesn't matter what languages you >punch in? Also, if you could include a feature that would let you take an >existing dictionary or word list (say the Common 101 words in English >list), then let you go through each entry and enter the 'alien' >translation. Would that be too hard? > >Trace Erin Kern: Shapeshifting Kitsune - >~Hah'Rooqh Tah'Khrine, Eayl Noh'Tahl~ >~May you go in peace, all your journey~
Pretty much what I have in mind. I've collected a "seed" vocabulary of about 1500 common English words that can be imported into the program, and the data base includes the names of both languages so you could use it for English to German, or for Esperanto to Teonaht. --Gary