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Download dictionary from Internet to Wordfast?
Thread poster: Terese Whitty

Terese Whitty
United States
Local time: 04:18
Member (2004)
English to Swedish
Feb 21, 2004

Hi!
Novice as I am with Wordfast, I am now wondering how I can download and choose a dictionary from a website for my Wordfast setting? Is that possible. I did look in the manual but did not figure it out. Thanks again for your support!


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Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:18
Czech to German
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Try Yahoo-group Feb 21, 2004

Hi,

unfortunately I don't know either how (and if at all) to do that but you might also ask at

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wordfast/

It seems that this question has not yet been discussed there (I did a search for "dictionary" but it returned no results) so maybe you will set the ball rolling!

HTH!

Charlotte


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Ivan Eikås Skjøstad  Identity Verified
Norway
Local time: 12:18
Member (2002)
English to Norwegian
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Try this Feb 22, 2004

Terese Whitty wrote:

Hi!
Novice as I am with Wordfast, I am now wondering how I can download and choose a dictionary from a website for my Wordfast setting? Is that possible. I did look in the manual but did not figure it out. Thanks again for your support!


You have to choose a website that provide the dictionary, and figure out what happens before you get your result:

1. Internet Explorer (or your browser) starts
2. The address: www.dict.fsdaaf.com/xyz is typed in
3. you type in your searchword
4. you press a search button.

This information need to be put into Wordfast, and you have to tell Wordfast where to find your "iexplore.exe", usually in C:\programfiles\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

The rest is typed into Wordfast under: setup-files-keys:

Internet Explor;^o{pause}http://lexikon.nada.kth.se/cgi-bin/sve-eng{Pause}{?}{SearchWord}{Enter}

As you see: For this dictionnary I need Wordfast to start Internet Explorer, take a pause, look opp the stated URL, type a questionmark, the searchword and type enter.

Some times you do not need the question mark, but you have to carefully watch what the URL of a typical search looks like. If this is hidden you experience difficulties making the whole thing work.

When I am working in Wordfast and mark a word, I press ctrl+alt+D (or ctrl+alt+F if I have set up another dictionnary).

If you have an dictionary installed on your hard drive, it is much easier: Just find your exe-file, mark this under Program, and instruct Wordfast to something like this under "keys": Yourdict;{SearchWord}(and mabye {Enter} after that, depending on the keys you need to press.

Hope this helps, and that you will get more help at the Wordfast group.


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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
India
Local time: 15:48
Member (2006)
English to Hindi
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Is it possible to make your own dictionary? Mar 30, 2005

Hi Ivan,

I am asking this because I haven't been able to find an electroninc English-Hindi dictionary and was wondering if one could create a custom dictionary.

Regards.


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