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Re: Your dictionaries online!

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>
Date:Monday, January 12, 2009, 17:10
* Benct Philip Jonsson said on 2009-01-11 19:21:29 +0100
> taliesin the storyteller wrote: > > * Benct Philip Jonsson said on 2009-01-07 16:26:17 +0100 > > > Is there any means to peep into the values when searching? > > > (Even though that'd be slow of course!) > > > > kdict (for KDE) has a mode where it lists all possible > > candidates for a search and then lets you choose, so it's > > client-dependent. Will that do? > > sure, but is there a way to change servers in kdict without > going into the settings?
Not that I've found. Neither is it possible to use more than one server at a time. But it's open source so if you can program... :)
> (Also is there a way to access the KDE help system when > running KDE apps under GNOME? ;-\)
Haven't tried. There are several dict-clients for gnome but none that ubuntu has already packaged. I prefer the cli client so uses that anyway. Force of habit.
> > > As it happens I've got several tsv dictionary files [..] > > > but would it be reasonably easy to populate a DICT‑ > > > dictionary from such a file, withouot any retyping of > > > actual entries? > > > >If they are regular, and not just pretend tsv, > > So little faith! Actually what do you mean by pretend?
Non-regular. Extra tabs that are not separators but neither are they escaped. Might be a more common problem in comma-separated files: foo,a meta-syntactic variable, capable of standing in for any other word ^separator ^separator or error?
> > it is easy enough to programmatically change them into > > something that is easily indexable by the dict-tools (to > > build the key-value pairs that the server uses). > > > > dictfmt(1) is one way of making the index: > > > > It supports several formats > > So it seems, and I certainly can produce something to serve > it with the help of Perl.
Oh yeah. Just make sure of the encoding, anything else than UTF-8 or ASCII and the server won't start.
> /BP, who vaccinated against the flu and then got a > resistant strain of streptococci... :-P
Checks wikipedia... I think I prefer the flu. t.