|From:||Aaron Morse <artlangs@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, April 17, 2005, 16:46|
Myself and my team just released PHPDictionary 3.0 -- the perfect dictionary
management tool for conlangers. It is written in PHP and MySQL so to run it
you will need either:
A.) A webhost that supports PHP -- a good FREE one is http://100webhost.com
B.) A program such as AppServ installed on your computer (if you want to run
it on your computer, not the web)
To quote from the release statement:
As the administrator of the PHPDictionary project, I am proud to announce
> the release of PHPDictionary 3.0b. The script is being released as a beta
> because of lack of testing after the installation script was written.
> However, the script was fully tested prior to the creation of that script.
> There are a few features that will not work, which is because they have not
> been coded yet.
> PHPDictionary has taken a gigantic leap since its original release. Not
> only is it now programmed by a team as opposed to an individual, the entire
> layout and organization of the code has been restructured. Among the new
> features are: a Multi-User Login (MUL) system, a word generator, a
> phrasebook, a text tool, and an all-new user interface.
> The MUL is a powerful system capable of anything anyone might wish for. It
> has a 4 level user tier -- the top level, administrator, can add and delete
> users and dictionaries. The level below that can work on a dictionary, and
> add users to that dictionary but cannot delete users or add new dictionarys.
> The level below that can work on a dictionary, but cannot effect user
> membership at all. The level below that is a guest, someone who is not
> logged in and cannot administrate a dictionary. Because of this MUL,
> multiple different dictionaries can created and managed by different levels
> of members, with only one installation of the script.
> The Word Generator will randomly generate words from a phonology you
> create through the Phonology Creator, which is stored inside the database.
> It will then allow you to automatically add one of the generated words to
> your dictionary. This is a whole new leap in dictionary management. Instead
> of creating a word, or generating a word, and then having to copy it into
> your dictionary, PHPDictionary does all the work for you!
> You may now also manage a phrasebook, and add texts. A Babel-Text tool
> allows you to add a Babel Text without having to type up the English
> version. You may also add custom texts.
> The search tool is more and more powerful -- now searching by English
> word/phrase/text, Conlang word/phrase/text, word type, and word root. You
> may also sort words in any way -- By root and then English, or by root and
> then Conlang, type, etc.
> makes it easy to navigate and understand. Optional free registration is
> included, if you wish to let the team know you are using the script.
> This script is the ultimate in online (or offline) dictionary management.
> If you have problems, free support is available by e-mailing aaron at
> artlangs dot com, posting in the ArtLangs.com <http://ArtLangs.com>forums,
> firstname.lastname@example.org on MSN, artlangs on YIM, or conlang331 on AIM.
> Download the script from http://sf.net/projects/phpdictionary