online dictionary

Jane Simpson Sydney jane.simpson at SYDNEY.EDU.AU
Tue May 25 05:17:06 UTC 2010

You could also look at the Project for Free Electronic Dictionaries  and  Kirrkirr,
for further ideas

On 25/5/10 2:41 PM, "Peter Austin" <pa2 at> wrote:

> Yvonne
> Lexique Pro is a tool you could look at -- it reads Toolbox lexicon files and
> handles media, embedding pictures within the relevant entries and playing
> sound. You can produce a stand-alone lexicon or a web based HTML dictionary.
> The web dictionary generated by the program is pretty ugly but it is possible
> to tweak the HTML to get something that looks nicer.
> Have a look at and the samples listed
> at
> One nice feature is if you include scientific names Lexique Pro codes a
> hyperlink that will search the web for information about that scientific name.
>  <> Note that the Lexique Pro interface
> can be set to a range of languages, and it generates finder-lists in each of
> the interface languages as well.
> Best,
> Peter
> On 25 May 2010 11:29, Yvonne Treis <Y.Treis at> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I¹d like to produce an online dictionary of an Ethiopian language.
>> So far my steadily growing lexical data is in a Toolbox file. Which
>> procedures/steps/software do you recommend to create an online dictionary
>> (starting off from a Toolbox lexical database)? Ideally, the dictionary
>> should be searchable via the documented language and via English, streamable
>> sound files should be connected to the head words of each entry and the
>> example sentences, and it should allow for the addition of pictures/photos to
>> some lexical entries.
>> Does anyone have any advice or experiences to share about the creation of
>> online dictionaries? How did you proceed? Is it possible for a person with
>> only modest technical skills to produce a usable and updatable online
>> dictionary?
>> Cheers,
>> Yvonne Treis

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