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Subject: Re: Conversion script for German-English and Spanish-German dictionaries

Re: Conversion script for German-English and Spanish-German dictionaries

From: Manuel Dejonghe <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 20:54:57 +0200

sounds cool.
Let me answer the questions where I can:

On 6/4/06, Zeno Gantner <> wrote:
> 1. says all words should
> be lower case. I have added a command line parameter call --lowercase to accomplish
> this (Be sure to run the program in an environment where a suitable locale is set).
> I ask myself, however, whether this is really necessary. Isn't it possible to display
> the words as they should be displayed, and to have a case insensitive search?

Case insensitive search is ususally MUCH more work. It may be related
to your second question.

> 2. The same page says the file must be sorted alphabetically. What is the exact sort
> ordering that is expected? There are several possibilities, e.g. proper alphanumerical
> ordering vs. ordering by ASCII value of the characters.

With not having looked at the code, I suppose it's the
strcmp()-ordering, so ascii-value-based.
That means where the request to have it in lowercase gets clear.

Received on 2006-06-06

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