Jan 17, 2012

Radheef for OSX dictionary.app (beta)

Before I say anything more... BETA means I want YOU...to give me feedback.. got it? alright let's proceed.

A few months ago I twought (thought + tweeted) that I, for one, would like to have the radheef available on the native mac dictionary app. This was met with some positive response (yes you @bandey); which motivated me for about 15 minutes until I started playing Uncharted 2… and everything went downhill from there.

I had already done something similar for linux (which I talked about here and here), so I figured it wouldn't be too difficult. So tonight - since I'm bored and have nothing better to do - after an hour or two of toiling around I've managed to get it up and running.

point to note here BEFORE people start asking me how to setup thaana keyboard or something stupid like that, you CAN use ASCII to search. (as in you can search for 'mwkunu' or 'މަކުނު' to the same effect. Also not that you don't have to type in the entire word (dictionary.app does prefix matching on the headword against the query)

screenshots ahoy! Scroll all the way down for the download link (only if you read the above of course) and setup instructions.

It shows up in the dir_listsearching works fine

edit: new easy to use installer HERE

the dictionary database can be downloaded HERE..HERE HERE MIYOTHEE

extract the zip file and copy the "dv_MV radheef.dictionary" file to either ~/Library/Dictionaries (for single user) OR /Library/Dictionaries (for all users).

that's all folks.

14 Comments:

mimmi said...

'makunu' is the word that came to ur mind?

SoE said...

"monkeying around" is exactly what I did :P so it's appropriate

Anonymous said...

nice thanks. definition can use some nicer format but otherwise good job.

Anonymous said...

great work. I work for a newspaper here and this will be very useful.

Anonymous said...

Mekuni.. that's what I read till I started reading the comments, had to go back and correct myself :)
hehehe
gr8 work naail, abadhuves bored vefa hurey, adhi miyavure ragalhu feats annaane... :P

-MrMv

SoE said...

hahah thanks MrMv. yea boredom can be quite productive eh. I'll post the basic stuff on github or something sometime so you guys can modify it or something.

Jundow said...

kalo, this is way tooo good ... :D

Anonymous said...

މަކުނު‮ ‬ފުމުނަކަސް‮ ‬ގާހަކައަކަށް‮ ‬ނުފުމެވޭނެ!‮ ‬އަހަންނަކަށް‮ ‬ނޭނގުނު‮ ‬މި‮ ‬ބޭނުންކުރާކަށް،‮ ‬އެކަމަކު‮ ‬ތިކުރާ‮ ‬މަސައްކަތަށް‮ ‬ވަރަށް‮ ‬ތާއީދުކުރުން

Anonymous said...

It is ironic that you promote dhivehi yet you write in english

//Sub/Corpus said...

OK ...
I gotta try this ...
But maybe after I upgrade to Lion ...
Snow Leopard doesnt play nice with dhivehi ...
Not for me anyways ...

SoE said...

ah yes you have a point. I forgot to mention that thanks. This should work from leopard upwards I think. technically it will work on snow leopard as well apart from the font mess up. Let me know how it goes. If you find any issues, please file them on http://github.com/kudanai

MarvFali said...

I guess Kudanai must be working in Apple... :) cheers man... On my way home to download this thingi... Love your work as an Apple developer... Thank you again

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SoE said...

you may have to go into the dictionary settings and enable the radheef in the available dictionaries before it shows up...

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