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Re: [TECH] SIL's Shoebox

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Date:Thursday, January 13, 2000, 20:34
* BP Jonsson (bpj@NETG.SE) [000111 23:40]:
> At 17:25 +0000 11.1.2000, Fabian wrote: > > > >Anyone know how to convert a Shoebox dictioanry into a format that MS Access > >or Excel can understand? > > I pretty-print Shoebox data with the help of a set of TeX definitions that > uses the field markers as TeX macro names, since SIL field markers happen > to be well-formed TeX keywords. Probably no coincidence!
Hmm... could you put those macros up on the web somewhere? Sounds interesting!
> You could always ask the authors of Shoebox, who may know a sophisticated > way. Those people tend to be very helpful as long as you don't discuss > religion with them! ;-)
An XML-version of the MDF (multi dictionary formatter) would have been nice :) t.