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Old 12-01-2012, 06:30 AM   #123
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Have you seen the instructions attached to the first post in this thread? That gives the steps you need to create a Kobo dictionary, all of which can be automated. There are three main steps:

1. Converting the source dictionary into the html format used by the Kobo.
2. Creating an index from the html.
3. Packaging the html and index into the Kobo dictionary.

Steps 2 & 3 are generic and are good candidates for a generic program; in fact I have code that does this already. I'm thinking about tidying it up and making it generally available; I don't know if there is much demand for it. It is Windows only.

Step 1 is the most time consuming and is bespoke to each source dictionary, as they all have their own formats. Again for this step I write a program, but it is specific to each source dictionary. Depending on the source, it can be done manually using a text editor and e.g., regular expressions, or perhaps xslt tranformations if you have the skill.

I think AlPe is also working on a converter program; see here.
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