Tiger Dictionary localization?

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

  1. Peel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2004
    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


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    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

    Mar 14, 2004
    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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