02-28-2010, 09:06 AM
All right, once you've found the right dictionary converting it with the converter utility doesn't seem too difficult. Except that for each language you have to create a few text files with settings (collates.txt, morphems.txt, keyboard.txt), and I don't understand what that's about or how to do that. Ready made files have been created for Russian, Ukranian, German, English and Hebrew.
Does anyone have similar files that I could use for converting French dictionaries?
02-28-2010, 05:40 PM
I made some dictionary converter settings to generate this french dictionary:
I just commited these file on the pocketbook repository:
Feel free to improve them.
02-28-2010, 06:33 PM
Many thanks, I'll definitely try this. I doubt I'll offer any improvements for the text files, because as yet I still haven't a clue how they work.
And I'd try them out, except... I found the out of copyright Littré on the web, but only in the Stardict format and other formats which the converter utility doesn't seem to accept. As for xdxf -- all I find is a discussion somewhere of someone who did *not* succesfully manage to convert the Littré into xdxf format yet (http://xdxf.revdanica.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=261&sid=407b3bd022f5d701b26fc1c22e2d0367)
02-28-2010, 06:42 PM
Oh, I notice that discussion is rather old. Maybe the problem's been solved by now. Unfortunately, the Makedict Utility that might convert it and that's for download on sourceforge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/xdxf/) comes with a depressing lack of documentation. This seems destined only for the initiated -- it's unclear to me whether it even is a Windows application.