Jul 21, 2010

DICT database for Dhivehi Radheef

An year ago I asked myself "wouldn't it be cool if you could lookup words from the Radheef right from gnome-dictionary?"

and so dict-radheef was born.... (bear with me)

a screenshot should give you an idea of what I'm talking about.


now isn't that just dandy?

Anyway I've put it all together in a neat little deb file for you kids to install. It should tell you all the dependencies and stuff. Grab it..install it..voila.

Setup

at this time, you'll need to setup a DICT server on your local machine (or intranet..however you wanna roll) if you're installing from the deb, it should grab all the necessities for you, and all you have to do is point gnome-dictionary to the local DICT server.

do do this, go to edit->preferences and click "add". Enter whatever in the fields except hostname. HOSTNAME: 127.0.0.1 and that's it.

for you hardcore types.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=145949

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9 Comments:

Anonymous said...

good work. keep it up

Anonymous said...

is this linux only? what about windows users? the majority of maldivian people use windows only

Jaa said...

Nice work!

SoE said...

well it should be nice since YOU did most of the work for me. I got the data from the csv you posted, ran it through a script that uses YOUR thaana conversion class :)

SoE said...

@Anonymous#2

no this is not linux only. You can setup a dict server and find dict clients for windows as well. I'm trying to setup a server for this soon, that way you guys will only need a client and access it online :)

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely wonderful. I've been using this since the first time you posted it on the moss mailing list about an year ago and loved it. I like how the word suggestion now works although I wish that it did work even when nothing is matched...

SoE said...

Yes I'll be working on that for a next release. I'm doing some basic research into Dhivehi's lexicon and look into semantics and see if I can start a project for a semantic database something along the lines of...say..wordnet.

MarvFali said...

Nice work dude. Have to get a new n bigger HDD for my mac to test Linux versions...

Anonymous said...

I cant open it.

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