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Re: Your dictionaries online!

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 22:39
Wow. As usual, my lack of tech knowledge prevents me from�fully grasping exactly
what this means, but I know it's big.
eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."�"No eternal reward will forgive
us now for wasting the dawn."��-Jim
Morrison����On Jan 6, 2009, at 1∞48 PM,
taliesin the storyteller wrote:��> Last september in the thread "Your
dictionary online?"�> I
mentioned�> the DICT-protocol (RFC2229) which is a (now venerable) way of�>
querying dictionaries over the net.�>�> I was experimenting with a server
and had made a Taruven�> dictionary for it to serve, on a temporary host.
That server and�> dictionary is now on a permanent host,
(might�> be name-changes but the ip-address stays firm.)�>�> Therefore, I
hereby announce that I am willing to host all�> y'all's dictionaries, encoded
as 7-bit ASCII or UTF-8.�> Converting them to a format dict understands is
still not as�> easy as it ought to be but see the old threads and�> .�>�> Pick a client, set the server to and try�> searching for/looking up the word "sïaòy" (s,
i-umlaut, a,�> o-grave, y). That should net you something like what
follows�> (exact formatting will vary):�>�> sïaòy�> sïaòy n. [g]
wind�>�> The clients I have tested so far are: the cli-client dict,
kdict�> for KDE, and the firefox-plugin dict. Changing the server in the�>
latter was a bit of a nuisance (no separate gui for it so I had�> to hack
prefs.js).�>�> * Please help test clients: pick one from the list on�> and reply here with�> your findings.
Yes, there are clients for cell phones :)�> * Contact me directly if you have
a dictionary you wish served.�>�>�> t.�