From: Eyermann Horst PN KE DP T 11 <horst.eyermann@bc...> - 1999-11-30 08:26:21
I send this mail to the dict-beta mailing list, as well as to the maintainer
of the leo wordlist project in order to get some ideas.
I am member of a project which develops a free dictionary program for
windows (http://www.fortunecity.de/wolkenkratzer/zins/368/), including
wordlists for many languages.
Since I am using linux myself I would like to convert (and publish) the
wordlists to dict format.
Well the conversion itself is not a big problem. However I do have a few
things which I am courious to learn more about.
The goal is to have lists, which can be edited by (all) linux and windows
users, including languages as Rusian, Chinese and phonetic entries. So my
proposal would be to use utf-8 and a plain text file with one separating
character, so lists could be used in excel, which is available for many
- What would be a good way to track changes of wordlists - perhaps including
a mark of whom changed the word last, and the quality of the entry. (this
would be visible to developers of the wordlist only, not to the end user).
- How could a user be able to convieniently add his own words.
- I would like to get the dict program converted to windows, so both worlds
could use the same datafiles. Can anyone propose reasons, why they should
(not) do so, and a way to implement the program. - I will propose it to the
- I am looking for poposals how to arrange words e.g. the word, the
phonetics, translations, comments, example sentences so that every users has
a common base on how to do entries.
Perhaps anyone does have ideas how to do that
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