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Re: General Purpose Dictionary Generator

From:Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 0:38
Emaelivpeith Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>:
> Output is in the form of formatted HTML pages ready for printing or > uploading to a web site.
I would also vote for XML, in case the user wants to do something other than HTML. PDF, say, without using a likely-to-be-inaccurate HTML-to-PDF converter. (If someone knows of an accurate converter, by all means let me know!)
> (These will be translated > into cascading stylesheets and span class tags in the output HTML)
My main objection to your formatting was lack of CSS usage, until I got to your parenthetical phrase. :)
> Number of dictionary entries, or number of printed lines per HTML page can be > set by the user.
Are you talking about paging as it's seen by a printer, or having multiple dict1.html, dict2.html, etc. files that you click through?
> An HTML template file can be used to supply the header, footer, title, style > sheets, etc. of the dictionary pages. This allows the user to design the > overall look and feel of the dictionary pages, including any graphics or logos > he or she might want to include on the dictionary pages. A couple of sample > template files would be included to get you started.
Depending on how you do the HTML template file, I might prefer to be given a skeleton CSS file instead and edit the presentation directly that way.
> Two separate sets of HTML pages are generated, one for language A to Language B > and one for the other way around.
Are you not interested in created single-language dictionaries with your program?
> Sample Latin to English entry format might be pattern: > > <b>$latin</b> </i>$pr-pts</i> - [$pos] $english ($notes)
How does this translate into a classy span in the final HTML output? -- AA