Italian Dict (was: Re: NTLK Jot v Calligrapher v Newton)

From: Paul Guyot (
Date: Mon Jun 12 2000 - 07:32:22 CDT

>Excuse there any kind of possibility for a Italian
>Dictionary? porting??

Option one: you build it yourself.
You need:
a/ a little time on DejaNews to get the post where I explain how to
build a dictionary part
b/ NTK to effectively build it
c/ to make the dictionary on the MP, using NTK inspector.
vars.myDictID := NewDictionary('custom);

AddWordToDictionary(myDictID, "word1");
AddWordToDictionary(myDictID, "word2");


Option two: you ask me to do it.
I need a word list, preferably one word per line.
Jeroen built his own list from texts. I did the same (plus new words
entered by recognition). Advantage: more used words. Disadvantage:
depends on your texts.
Be careful with the legal aspects, I need to know where the list come from.

At the beginning, a dictionary implied some code of ours. Today,
there is only the About dialog code. Hence, I guess that yes, it can
be GNU if required.

The dictionary is compressed two times:
a/ dictionary standard compressor. Data is saved as Unicode, though.
b/ package compression. (approx: -33%)

Which size?
The problem is to choose between more words and less storage space required.

US ROM dictionary is 80000 words. (Not totally enough)
DictFr is 27000 words, 180 kb uncompressed, 120 kb on Newton.



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