Dictionary Support for DSLinux

Bradley Remedios bremedios at gmail.com
Sun Oct 15 19:23:55 CEST 2006

On 10/15/06, Stefan Sperling <stsp at stsp.in-berlin.de> wrote:
> I have questions:
> 1) There is a program called 'dict' in existence. It is a very useful
> command line tool to query online dictionaries. I guess we should
> reserve the user/dict directory for this. We could put your
> dictionary files into user/words, or user/dict-words, for example.
> Is that OK?

That is fine.

> 2) Am I reading this wrong, or does the romfs target below allow
> only one dictionary to be installed? What about allowing
> multiple dictionary files to be installed? Do programs using this
> take an argument specifiying the dict file name?
> (Now, if only FAT supported symbolic links :-/ )
> romfs:
>                /usr/share/dict/american-english
>            -l /usr/share/dict/american-english /usr/share/dict/words
>                /usr/share/dict/british-english
>            -l /usr/share/dict/british-english /usr/share/dict/words

It should allow both to go in, but would default to British English if
they are both there I would think.

> 3) Since when is "AOL" a word?
> from user/dict/american-english:
> AOL's
> Isn't AOL too easy to guess for hangman? :)

Yeah Yeah :)  I didn't write the actual dict, its the same one that ubuntu uses.
Bradley Remedios
bremedios at gmail.com

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