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Hisweloke

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[s] Yet Another Sindarin Dictionary Look-Up Application
« on: October 21, 2011, 05:00:00 PM »

Greetings,

Years ago, when working on Hisweloke's Sindarin dictionary project,
dictionary applications were made available our users: first my own
web-based search engine, and then the Dragon Flame and Hesperides
desktop applications for Windows, Linux and Mac os operating systems...
These applications were certainly cool and nifty at their time
(2001-2004), but unfortunately, they were no longer updated. They
embedded old versions of the lexicon and were based on now rather
technologies or design principles...

Well, early in October, I was contacted by a kind developer and
we settle on doing something about it. Updating the old
applications wouldn't have been the best choice, so we
considered a brand new approach.

I am therefore glad to announce 'Ladon's Breath', a Sindarin/Noldorin
dictionary add-on for the Firefox web browser :)

Our design rationale have been the following:
- We realized that most of the time we used such a dictionary tool was
  when we were on-line (on discussion forums etc.) and quickly required
  some reference. So it would be pretty cool to pop-up the application
  by a simple click directly from the browser, without needing to open a
  new external application.
- Firefox is a free software, available on several systems and providing
  nice and neat up-to-the-art techniques and features, so a Firefox
  add-on was our top choice.

This is still an early pre-version - a little small thing - but for
those that might be interested, I have set a small web site where
you will find a gallery (to give it a look) and a download link (to
give it an early try). Please note that Firefox version 7.0 or upper
is required.

Here is the link: https://sites.google.com/site/lbreathdev/

I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do, though there's still plenty
of things to do and ideas to test.

Oh, and last but not least, it also embeds an updated version of
Hisweloke's lexicon, with several fixes, new words from pe18 and pe19,
and a small subset from pe17 - work is in progress for more updates, but
it's nice to see that good old project, stalled since 2008, being now
revived like this.

Cheers,

Didier



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[original subject:  Yet Another Sindarin Dictionary Look-Up Application]
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