[maemo-users] maemo-users Digest, Vol 58, Issue 22

From: Tony Green tony at beermad.org.uk
Date: Mon Feb 22 13:18:06 EET 2010
On Monday 22 Feb 2010 10:00:02 maemo-users-request at maemo.org wrote:
> I got:
> http://downloads.sourceforge.net/xdxf/comn_sdict_axm05_Brazilian_Portuguese_English.tar.bz2
> and
> http://downloads.sourceforge.net/xdxf/comn_sdict_axm05_English_Brazilian_Portuguese.tar.bz2
> Then I uncrompressed them into "/home/user/.stardict/dic".
> And now I've this structure:
> ~ $ ls -l .stardict/dic/*
> .stardict/dic/Brazilian_Portuguese_English:
> -rw-rw-r--    1 user     users     1085012 Apr 22  2006 dict.xdxf
> -rw-r--r--    1 user     users         841 Apr 22  2006 icon16.png
> .stardict/dic/English_Brazilian_Portuguese:
> -rw-r--r--    1 user     users      897443 Apr 22  2006 dict.xdxf
> -rw-r--r--    1 user     users         868 Apr 22  2006 icon16.png
> But QStarDict doesn't recognize any word. There's no dictionary in Menu /
> Configure > Dictionaries.
> I think that they are in StarDict format as the file name has the "sdict"
> string.
> Am I missing any step? Why I can't see any word in the dictionary?

I think you got the wrong  format. You seem to have xdxf format rather than stardict, which has a .dz file extension. I just pulled an English/Brazilian Portugese Stardict format dictionary down and loaded it - worked fine.

The one sneaky bit is that when you've installed the right files, you need to enable the dictionary in the dictionaries menu. It's not altogether obvious, but there's a dot to the left of the line you have to click on, which changes the "O" to "V" which tells you it's enabled. No idea what the significance of O and V is though...

Tony Green
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
My PGP public key: www.beermad.org.uk/cgi-bin/pgp.cgi

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