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> Date:    Thu, 1 Apr 2004 11:25:40 +0200
> From:    Benct Philip Jonsson <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Software for linguists and conlangers
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> How customizable is this perl/shoebox dictionary formatter?
> Can it handle your own filedcodes?  Can it handle multiple
> dialects and a protolanguage with their respective glosses?
> I guess I'm also asking if it could be used for an etymological
> dictionary.
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It's PERL, so it's as customizable as you'd like.  Yesterday, I examined
the code closely enough to see how I could convert it from Shoebox
formatted files to Toolbox formatted files and it should be fairly
simple.  There are three CPAN modules to install before you work with
it, though.  Oddly enough, all by Sean Burke, the person who wrote the
PERL script!  ^_^
I'm really strapped for time this month or I'd be working on this more.
  It really did produce a fairly nice RTF dictionary.  (FYI, RTF is a
format that M$ Word uses quite nicely.)

Thanks,
Jim
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