Dictionary won't work
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translationcity
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Aug 28, 2010

1) I am using OmegaT 2.0.5_4
2) Downloaded dictionary: stardict-ER-LingvoUniversal-2.4.2.tar.bz2 (English-Russian universal dictionary)
3) According to the instruction extracted the three files to "dictionary" folder of the active project
4) Dictionary's pane is active in OmegaT work space but it remains empty all the time.

Question is: are there any specific shortcuts/ additional actions I should do to make the dictionary work?

I researched quite a lot on the Internet, but didn't find any information specific to my problem.

Thank you in advance for help.


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Not all StarDict dicitonaries are supported. Aug 29, 2010

Search in the Yahoo! group archives, it’s been discussed. As I understand, StartDict dictionaries can have various specs and not all of them are supported.

[Edited at 2010-08-29 11:45 GMT]


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Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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Only type g or m Aug 30, 2010

esperantisto wrote:

Search in the Yahoo! group archives, it’s been discussed. As I understand, StartDict dictionaries can have various specs and not all of them are supported.

[Edited at 2010-08-29 11:45 GMT]


Exactly. Only dictionaries with sametypesequence='g' or 'm' can be used.

One can check the type by opening the .ifo file in a text editor.

Note that since 2.1.2, Lingvo DSL dictionaries are supported directly.

Didier


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translationcity
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Thank you for the info Aug 30, 2010

I searched in yahoo answers.
There's some info regarding dictionaries formats.
I got a Longman dictionary in "m: format. But it won't work too.
Can anyone share a link to a EN-EN or EN-RU stardict dictionary that 100% works in OmegaT?


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Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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English to Russian Aug 30, 2010

translationcity wrote:

I searched in yahoo answers.
There's some info regarding dictionaries formats.
I got a Longman dictionary in "m: format. But it won't work too.
Can anyone share a link to a EN-EN or EN-RU stardict dictionary that 100% works in OmegaT?

The English to Russian here works:
http://reciteword.cosoft.org.cn/stardict-iso/stardict-dic/freedict.de/

Didier


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Stephen McCann  Identity Verified
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Worked for me Mar 26, 2011

I was having the same problem, but I simply opened the .ifo file of the dictionary in notepad and changed sametypesequence to "g". Now all my dictionaries work!

HTH


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Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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Now, sametypesequence=x works too Mar 26, 2011

Didier Briel wrote:
Only dictionaries with sametypesequence='g' or 'm' can be used.


Since version 2.2.2, there is also partial support for dictionaries with sametypesequence=x.

Didier


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version 2.3.0 still won't work Sep 4, 2011

version 2.3.0 on mac lion os,dictionary still doesn't work, no matter the sametypesequence= 'm','g' or 'x'.(english to chinese dictionary)

Thanks for help

Didier Briel wrote:

Didier Briel wrote:
Only dictionaries with sametypesequence='g' or 'm' can be used.


Since version 2.2.2, there is also partial support for dictionaries with sametypesequence=x.

Didier


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Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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There's a bug in Java 1.6, and a workaround Sep 4, 2011

aprilrui wrote:
version 2.3.0 on mac lion os,dictionary still doesn't work, no matter the sametypesequence= 'm','g' or 'x'.(english to chinese dictionary)

There is a known bug in Java 1.6.0_23 and above, which prevents unpacking the dictionaries.

See
- StarDict dictionaries do not work under Java 1.6.0_23
http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=3291242

As mentioned on the tracker, there is a simple workaround:
"Note that this bug only concerns packed dictionaries (with the .dz or .gz
extension).

There is another workaround: if the dictionary is extracted, and named
with the same name as the .ifo file, with a .dict extension, it works."

Didier


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