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Thumbs up Webster, Noah: Webster's Dictionary 1913 (updated), v2.1, 17 July 2009

You will find only version 2.0 attached below, as an updated version 2.1 is too large to upload here and has been uploaded elsewhere as 'Websters Dictionary 1913_ver21.imp' and 'Websters Dictionary 1913_ver21_1200.imp' . Version 2.1 changes include improved TOC links and cover page display as well as integration of the abbreviations listing. See my Gargantuan ebook server for more large ebooks.

All this recent talk of dictionaries made me dig up this dictionary I had converted to .imp several years ago.

This ambitious project by The K-Dawg ( http://web.archive.org/web/200406061...adiocrypt.com/ ) updated the 1913 Webster's dictionary back in 2003 to include (sic) 125,970 searchable words!!!

BTW, Easter egg alert, check the entry for 'K-Dawg, The' after the Ka words.... (Pompous comes to mind!)

Note this webpage is no longer on the internet, but can still be found using the WayBackMachine at archive.org. The original Websters' Dictionary 2.0.rb (for the Rocket eBook reader) may not be still available there, but I have posted a copy of it here (15MB). The info extracted from that .rb is presented here:
Quote:
COMMENT=Info file for the following eBook
TITLE=Webster's Dictionary ver 2.0
AUTHOR=HTML ed. by KDawg
BODY=Final12.html
URL=ebook:rbmk-3e58bb890987fff91699
GENERATOR=rbmake v0.99f using the rbmake library v0.99f
HKEY=1
TYPE=2
VERSION=1
PARSE=1
OUTPUT=1
I updated the .html (see '_2.0_source' .zip attached below) extracted from that .rb to convert to .imp! The .html now includes 110,875 words, a two-tier TOC with tier one being placed in the footer of the reader and tier two (2600+ links) from the letters of the alphabet. Unfortunatley, you cannot use this dictionary with the built-in 'lookup' feature of the reader.

I automated the process to add TOC entries into a two-tiered TOC. I ended up adding just over 2600 TOC links. The idea was to space them evenly over every 50 words and then the mid point would be no more than 25 words from either side (word_before TOClink or word_after TOClink). With an average of (say) 5 words to a "page" that would mean the mid point would be only 5 page-turns away!

Now, the exciting news (for the REB1200 version ONLY), all words referenced in a definition (i.e. Abase) like 'See Base' are now hyperlinked to that entry in the dictionary; some 50,000+ new links have been added by me! Unfortunately, the EBW1150, cannot handle this many links, so I've limited the EBW1150 version to only contain hyperlinks to words that are 7 letters or greater! This reduces sufficiently the number of links and can then be made to work with the EBW1150. I could not increase the number of hyperlinks by adding 6+ letters or less as it stopped working if I did. Again this only refers to EBW1150 version and the words referenced "inside" a definition; not the main words linked from the TOC!

This conversion from .html to .imp takes siginificantly longer, about 3.5 hours!

Even though this is a 100 year old dictionary, I hope you find it useful. I know some people will probably read it like a book....

BTW, did I mention IT'S HUGE.

HOW TO INSTALL

FOR EBW1150 users
You need both parts 1 & 2 of the 'Websters Dictionary 1913.imp' zip below (the 1st & 2nd attachments below). The .html source for this ebook is included separately (the 3rd attachment below).

Note the EBW1150 .imp ebook was produced with the 'View with Small Font Only' option so that it would work with the EBW1150's more limited memory. Also, when reading a definition and it refers to another word, the link exists only for referred words that are 7+ characters in length. This was a trade-off to allow this .imp ebook to work, as 6 character or less words just constantly rebooted the reader.

Also, the first time you use a link within this .imp ebook, you may get a message that Your eBook has exhausted an internal resource... and the unit says Restarting.... Just try again as the EBW1150 just freed all available resources so as to allow the links to work now!
FOR REB1200 users
You need both parts 1 & 2 of the 'Websters Dictionary 1913_1200.imp' zip below (the 4th & 5th attachments below). The .html source for this ebook is included separately (the 6th attachment below).

Aside: The REB1200 source .html can also be used with the attached wordlist (the 7th attachment below) hyperlinking all 110,875 words into the main dictionary .html. This can be used to create a new/different tier-two TOC instead of using just every 50th word!
Then using HJSplit or similar just combine the two parts after unzipping them i.e. .001 and .002. If you don't mind using the command prompt, type the copy command below:
Code:
For EBW1150 users:
C:\> copy /b "Websters Dictionary 1913.imp.001"+"Websters Dictionary 1913.imp.002" "Websters Dictionary 1913.imp"

For REB1200 users:
C:\> copy /b "Websters Dictionary 1913_1200.imp.001"+"Websters Dictionary 1913_1200.imp.002" "Websters Dictionary 1913_1200.imp"
The resulting .imp file should then be transferred to your reader (preferrably using impserve as the file is very large and not handled well by GEB/eBookwise Librarian).

Enjoy this one! (BTW, this now replaces the previous version that only used a simple TOC in the footer of the reader)

EDIT: 23 Nov 2008 I just found this great abbreviation reference listing to the (1913) abbreviations used throughout this dictionary. Now you'll be in the know!

EDIT: 26 Aug 2009 Uploaded elsewhere an updated version 2.1 as 'Websters Dictionary 1913_ver21.imp' and 'Websters Dictionary 1913_ver21_1200.imp' with improved TOC links and cover page display as well as incorporated the abbreviations listing. See my Gargantuan ebook server for more large ebooks.

p.s. this may well be the LARGEST post ever (68MB in total) at mobileread.com....

Previous downloads: 50+
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Last edited by nrapallo; 05-15-2011 at 09:10 AM. Reason: added link to (1913) Abbreviations used in the dictionary
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