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Re: English-Arabic Wordlist

On Thu, Jul 11, 2002 at 06:12:17PM -0700, Nadim Shaikli wrote:

>  1. The wordlist file might be missing relevant English terms (if so,
>     please add whatever terms you might feel were excluded at the
>     appropriate places within the file -- its listed alphabetically).
>     Make sure that the english terms you're introducing are spelled
>     correctly and are listed in a proper english dictionary somewhere.
>     Use any good online English dictionary (http://www.m-w.com) if
>     need be.

I'm not sure if this is such a good idea. If you want to start such work,
please make sure you have selected a team which can be dedicated to producing
high quality work -- managing this could prove much harder if we open the door
to everyone who wishes to modify it.

> Lastly, its always helpful to go through the file and make whatever
> corrections/modifications necessary -- all help would be appreciated.

I'm a lot more interested in seeing this file imported to the QaMoose database
as well as to a DICTD type dictionary. Are you going to work on that or is
this not down your alley? 

On another note, since this is not a 'technical' dictionary, I am not sure the
PO file format as the only format available is rather approrpriate. Have you
given much thought to different formats and maintaining them?

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