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
> 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
> 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?