Tiger Dictionary localization?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Peel, May 4, 2005.

  1. Peel macrumors 6502a

    Peel

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    Just curious if those that bought Tiger in non-English speaking countries got dictionaries/thesauri in their local language, or are you stuck with the English versions.

    And those of you in English speaking countries other than the US, do you get British/Australian/New Zealand/Cnadian, etc. dictionaries, or the same Oxford American, with it's US spellings?
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

    Applespider

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    There's only one dictionary, the OAD, regardless of what language you're running OS X in. At least it tends to refer to the British English spellings of words for those of us that way inclined.

    If you're not an English-speaker though, Dictionary.app isn't all that helpful. Perhaps localisation will come later - since you can choose which version of the pronunciation you see, perhaps choosing the dictionary file will come later.
     
  3. Zaty macrumors 65816

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    It seems to me Dictionary.app is just a viewer. The data files containing the entries are located in Library/Dictionaries. There are two files:

    New Oxford American Dictionary.dict
    Oxford American Writers Thesaurus.dict

    I guess it wouldn't be too hard to add more dictionaries. This would be one of the 250 new features of Mac OS X v. 10.5 (each additional dictionary counted as new feature, of course). Or third party developers might be tempted to sell those dictionaries.
     

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