From .exe to .dict and .idx

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by igmolinav, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I have a dictionary in a CD that I would like to use with
    my iPhone.

    When I introduce the dictionary to my computer and
    make a copy of it, the ending is .exe

    In order to use an aplication for the iPhone called WeDict,
    I have to transform the original CD files into .dict and
    .idx

    How do I do that ?? The problem is that as soon as I
    doubleclick on .exe file in my computer, I activate the
    Virtual PC. (In the virtual PC of my ibook G4 I already
    have this cool dictionary installed and I also want to
    have it in my iPhone).

    Oh, by the way, do you suggest me to go and do the
    "dissection" of the .exe file in a PC, would that be better ??

    Thank you,

    igmolinav
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    #2
    exe is a windows executable, so I don't think what you want to do is possible/easy.

    PS What is the dictionary for? Is it a dictionary of English words, or conversion from English to French or what?
     
  3. brand macrumors 601

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    I would recommend contacting the developer of the software because it sounds like what you want to do isn't even possible.
     
  4. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your repplies. Yes, the dictionary actually is a three-in-one dictionary:

    English to Spanish (and viceversa),
    Eng. to French (and vice), and,
    Eng. to French (and vice).

    The dictionary is not that new, I may not be able to contact the
    developers.

    Thank you again,

    igmolinav.
     
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    #5
    Get a dictionary from the app store. There's no way to convert executable file types, or application bundles. What you're requesting is impossible.
     
  6. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you to everybody for their repplies : ) !!!

    It's a shame if one can not convert the file,
    because it is really a great dictionary and I
    am very much used to it : ) !!!

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav
     
  7. brand macrumors 601

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    Even if you were able to convert it to run on the Mac OS, which you can't, does not mean that it would run on the iPhone.
     

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