I know I sound like a stuck record – continually wittering on about dictionaries. (If any of you can even remember what a record is or the origin of the expression you get a bonus). I’m showing my age … soon I’ll start talking about gramophones.
Anyway, I have finally added an Italian dictionary to Surface Languages. Phew!
I’m well chuffed.
OK, I accept there may be teething issues but that is the nature of the beast. Bugs will occur and I will fix them.
Naturally there are other Italian dictionaries out there, and this begs the question: do we really need another one?
Of course we do!
Well, for a start, on a personal kind of level, it is a proof of concept. I now know how to add a dictionary to SL and as importantly how to obtain the information from Wiktionary – (perfectly acceptable according to the Creative Commons License).
This means that I can add dictionaries (over time) for some of the smaller (although equally important) languages. I have a hankering to add Catalan …
And answering the next question which is: what are you going to do with the dictionaries?
Look up words!!??
Obviously, but I also have the basis to allow me to create an app for iphone and android devices when I have a moment.
It also means that I can add some cool and sparkling dictionary related games – and I will do this next week. I hope … 🙂
And even better, down South (UK South that is) where I live, summer is about to start – according to the met office! For once, I’m going to believe them, what with it being July and all!
Peace and happiness,