Is Bento 4 a good database software for making a dictionary?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MJNBGA, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. MJNBGA macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2011
    New Zealand
    Essentially, I want to make a 2 language terminology dictionary, one that can be filtered by category, proficiency level, etc. Can Bento 4 do this?


  2. alanhkim macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2012

    Dear Mordy,

    Did you get replies to your questions? I have a question as yours. I am seeking help how to construct an etymological dictionary of Japanese/Korean in English.

    If you have responses to your question, could you share them with me. Thank you. --- Alan


  3. TonyK macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2009
    One question to be asked is are these databases going to be available only on the local computer or via some UI, such as a web site or dedicated client front-end?

    If the answer is through a UI of some sort that is not Bento, then you need to consider some form of database server like MySQL. Then a UI needs to be constructed. PHP is pretty good and has hooks built-in for MySQL though writing the code using JavaScript should not be difficult either.
  4. MJNBGA thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2011
    New Zealand

    Thanks a lot for answering, finally! :cool: I am not somewhat more learned in this field, and have had a few introductory lessons to MySQL :eek:. Hopefully In a year or two I'll be able to share my finished product!

    No, alanhkim, you were the first response! :rolleyes:. Good thing TonyK is here to point me in the right direction!

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