Where would I post a BIG project?
Yoshiki.Ohshima at acm.org
Sat Nov 27 06:59:15 UTC 2004
> I'm thinking of using the Edict dictionaries (
> http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/j_edict.html ) to make a Japanese IME so
> that you can enter Kanji (chinese derived) characters from the keyboard.
> The Edict dictionaries are Japanese/English dictionaries, so other features
> are possible, like Japanese entry for english speakers that shows English
> meanings as well as choices of Kanji characters.
That would be helpful. Some people did a Squeak-only
kanji-converter based on SKK, but showing the English meaning is not
something an ordinary Japanese user would imagine to implement ^^;
(i.e. would want to have)
> What I'm wondering is this. I can't post a change set that's 20 megabytes
> (or however large the dictionaries would be after loading), and I can't tell
> the users to just download the dictionary from the Edict site because it's
> in EUC-JP format and needs to be converted to UTF-8 before it can be used...
Not really. Do you notice EUCJPTextConverter class? If you write
a code snipplet something look like:
file := FileStream readOnlyFileNamed: 'file'.
file converter: EUCJPTextConverter new.
contents := file contentsOfEntireFile.
it should give you proper "contents".
(However, I agree that it would be easier for the users to have only one
file to download.)
> I have a word processor that can do that conversion, but I can't expect
> users to have that.
Squeak only solution would be nice. Something like FreeWnn
connectivity would be nice, too.
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