compability with ABBYY Lingvo tutor dictionaries

Asked by Pasha. P. Komar on 2011-05-05

Hi there!
I've just tried an OpenTeacher a few days ago and found it quite more useful and promising than Anki. I don't know whether you guys heard about "ABBYY Lingvo" - that's a quite popular in Russia dictionary for Windows and some mobile devices. The company does not have (and as far as i know, does not want to make) a Linux version of their product, so mostly people use Stardict or Goldendict with Lingvo dictionaries and it works great. but they've got another small application called Lingvo Tutor (only for Windows as well), it's a kind of program that helps people learning new words; it's a very useful app and there are lot's of nice dictionaries made by different people for it. so i would like to ask if there any chance to make OpenTeacher use Tutor's dictionaries? (i night be wrong but i think Tutor uses .xml files). Anyway, i would like to thank you for a nice OpenTeacher!

Pasha P.

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Assignee:
Marten de Vries Edit question
Last query:
2011-05-14
Last reply:
2011-05-30
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This question is solved, there will be import support in the 2.1 for ABBY Lingvo Tutor files, and if that's a success maybe export support will follow in a 3.x release.
Milan Boers (milan-boers) said : #1

Thanks for your question!
It's always a good idea to make OpenTeacher read and write to as many file formats as possible. Lingvo Tutor seems like a program that is a bit like OpenTeacher. Could you make a small sample lesson in Lingvo Tutor and post it here (or if you can't post files here, send to Marten de Vries bij e-mail)? Then we can look at the file structure and probably implement it into OpenTeacher!

OK, I did some research. Pasha, is this the file type you mean? http://vinidiktov.ru/files/sl-ru-slovenian-1.zip
If that's the one, it's pretty easy to make OpenTeacher read it at least, if it's the file type described at http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/stardict/wiki/LingvoToStarDict , it'll be harder, and possible also out of reach for the 2.1. We would like to have this file format, because we now also have a Russian translation thanks to you and a Cyrillic 'onscreen keyboard (next to the already available 'symbols' and 'greek' keyboards)'.

Pasha. P. Komar (cellachain) said : #3

Hi Marten!

i've had a look at that ru-slovenian dictionary, it doesn't seem to be the
right type. I've never seen that file type before.
I should have explained there is a difference between "ABBYY Lingvo" and
"ABBYY Lingvo Tutor", the first program is equal to 'Stardict', it's a
dictionary lookup program. But 'Tutor' is a small application for 'Lingvo'
that uses it's own dictionaries in .xml format and do not understand the
.dsl or .lsd types (which are used by 'Lingvo' ).
i've attached 3 dictionaries for 'Lingvo Tutor' (in 7z archive), that's the
type i was talking about.

I'm sorry it took me so long to respond, i was having exams at the
university.

Pasha

On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 3:35 PM, Marten de Vries <
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> Your question #156026 on OpenTeacher changed:
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> Marten de Vries requested more information:
> OK, I did some research. Pasha, is this the file type you mean?
> http://vinidiktov.ru/files/sl-ru-slovenian-1.zip
> If that's the one, it's pretty easy to make OpenTeacher read it at least,
> if it's the file type described at
> http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/stardict/wiki/LingvoToStarDict , it'll be
> harder, and possible also out of reach for the 2.1. We would like to have
> this file format, because we now also have a Russian translation thanks to
> you and a Cyrillic 'onscreen keyboard (next to the already available
> 'symbols' and 'greek' keyboards)'.
>
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #4

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This question is solved, there will be import support in the 2.1 for ABBY Lingvo Tutor files, and if that's a success maybe export support will follow in a 3.x release.

Guus (guus-verbeek) said : #6

http://goldendict.org/
As you can see here i think that the ABBYY files are something different than the project
I don't know how you feel about this?

Pasha. P. Komar (cellachain) said : #7

Well, this question is not about "ABBYY Lingvo" files (.dsl or .lsd), but "ABBYY Lingvo TUTOR" files (.xml).
the first program is a dictionary (like GoldenDict or StarDict), but 'Tutor' is the small app with the same purpose as OpenTeacher (learning new words), but less functional as well as shareware (actually free of charge, but comes along only with shareware Lingvo).