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Old 07-16-2010, 04:18 PM   #1
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Edit 20100804: new release v2.3
To upgrade to v2.3 use the latest binary _stardict/bin/stardict .
Popup window stabilization. Now popup hides *only* when you click outside it.
Previously it became hidden on clicking inside or even on putting the stylus close to DR


Yess! Here's a long awaited software working just fine on the beloved DR800 and for DR1000 users. As usual unpack everything to have
<sdcard>
----/Programs/ <-- this one is important!! will work correctly only from here!!
--------_stardict/
--------stardict.desktop

You can translate individual words during reading a book in FBReader! Open StarDict, then Go back to SD-Card (leave StarDict open!), start FBReader, open your book and do a relatively fast double click on a word. In a second you have a translation.

There's Webster dictionary already inside, so you can check out whether the thing is operable. The dictionaries are available here http://xdxf.revdanica.com/down/index.php . Important! You have to select StarDict format in the combo (upper right corner of the page) and press submit. Extract dictionaries to _stardict/share/stardict/dic/

Tons of dictionaries in the correct format are located here http://www.huzheng.org/stardict-iso/stardict-dic/ Again, extract the needed ones to _stardict/share/stardict/dic/

Occasional non-English input symbols can be substituted with ? sign - StarDict will suggest you several guesses (too bad this trick will not work with Cyrillic input ..). Improved multilingual matchbox keyboard may come out later

Exit button is in the lower left corner, a door with an arrow.

Enjoy!



Details for developers:
Spoiler:
this is version 2.4.8, no plugins, pure StarDict format support. I just had to make it compilable (were missed includes in .hpp files). 3.0.2 from rep compiles without questions but puts the processor into 100% load .. Same with 3.0.1 (required cleaning the compilation). It looks like too many screen updates are generated (seen it with "top" command in rxvt).

To compile the sources execute build_all_from_scratch.sh .
Main changes were introduced to src/stardict.cpp and src/utils.cpp, cleanly seen by comments.


Changes:
v2.3:
  • Popup window stabilization. No hiding on clicking inside popup area
v2.2:
  • Increased selection time from 0.3 sec to 2 sec
  • Several other popup stabilization
  • Can observe much fewer fullscreen updates now
v2.1:
  • A unified binary for DR800 and DR1000.
  • "Dictionary" tabname when running on DR1000
  • Configuration is autosaved to <sdcard>/Programs/_config/.stardict
v2:
  • DR1000 friendly, opens a separate tab.
  • profiling file for gprof is not generated anymore ( oops )
v1:
  • initial release
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Last edited by dima_tr; 08-04-2010 at 06:05 PM. Reason: New release 2.3
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:16 PM   #2
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Amazing! Thanks a lot!
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Old 07-17-2010, 03:27 AM   #3
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Your soft is amazing as usual! Thank you once again! Spasibo!
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:02 AM   #4
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Wow, this is close to my need, discussed in an earlier thread. Can this dictionary be used while reading a book, as in a lookup function?
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:10 AM   #5
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Excellent! Thank you for this soft...although on the long run one'll wish a translate aplications directly from a book one is just reading. But till then I thank you for this.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:53 AM   #6
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:54 AM   #7
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Wow, this is close to my need, discussed in an earlier thread. Can this dictionary be used while reading a book, as in a lookup function?
There is a specially tricked way to achieve it, by using some of the DR1000 programs on the DR800 (see [1]).

Thus you will get tabs for every app/book opened and you can go from one app to another without closing them.

Anyway, be very careful, it could be dangerous for the stability of your device.

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[1] http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86082
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Newer versions of StarDict (3.0.*) allow starting them in a "server" mode, thus require no visual part. Do not know if this is the case for the current 2.4.8. The only thing to make sure is whether it is possible to mark/select words in usual books, like pdf, epub etc. I remember in desktop Acrobat Reader I had to click on special tool = by default this feature is switched off. Have no idea how it is in DR800 Acrobat. Same no idea for epub and the others. I guess I have to study the plugins implementation.

Word lookup works just fine when you mark/select smth inside a StarDict article.
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:42 PM   #9
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my dr800sg can't open this.. is there anybody else with the same problem?
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:28 PM   #10
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Newer versions of StarDict (3.0.*) allow starting them in a "server" mode, thus require no visual part. Do not know if this is the case for the current 2.4.8. The only thing to make sure is whether it is possible to mark/select words in usual books, like pdf, epub etc. I remember in desktop Acrobat Reader I had to click on special tool = by default this feature is switched off. Have no idea how it is in DR800 Acrobat. Same no idea for epub and the others. I guess I have to study the plugins implementation.

Word lookup works just fine when you mark/select smth inside a StarDict article.
True. Don't know if anyone can get Adobe Reader Mobile SDK, so we can dig in.
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@bokjeid: try to run the app through RunDebug and post the error message.
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Works fine. No trouble at all. Add several extra dictionaries. That will be great make Stadict plugging for FBReader... But, I should say, this program added lots of value to DR!
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IT WORKS ! IT JUST WORKS !!
Ok, open StarDict, then Go back to SD-Card (leave StarDict open!), start FBReader, open your book and double click on a word. In a second you have a translation. Thank you for the tip!


mmm, FBReader .. Nice idea, thank you! I've just checked, it is possible to select a word in FBReader by doing double-click. Now two little steps are to be done: 1) clean up StarDict 3.0.2 to make it work smoothly and 2) put a word into a buffer once it is selected in FBReader . The latter one is relatively simple (Iņigo, Mackx, can you do this pleease?), while the former would require some efforts .. Something is wrong in the default settings and/or refresh algorithms ..

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I have updated the top post. Added a new link to the dictionaries and explained how to combine FBReader + StarDict for word lookup translation.
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Yes! It's working in FBReader! Just what I've been longing for since I lay my hands on DR800! But working in FBReader also means no pdf lookup, so what should I do with my heaps of scanned pdfs...(thinking). No matter, it's guys like you that make my dr800 experience so wonderful, thank you dima_tr!!!
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