[sword-devel] Russian text

sword-devel@crosswire.org sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 16 Jan 2003 19:07:20 +0500

I've found several texts in Russian which seemingly claim to be free (Ancient 
Greek->Russian, Hebrew<->Russian, and less interesting Bible dictionaries and 
something I don't remember).

These are in format of the program Lingvo (www.lingvo.ru) for Windows, which 
is Russian<->[whatever] dictionary. There are also the modules (search for 
"user dictionaries" in Russian, if you know Russian).

I looked in the file format. It seems to be compressed by a proprietary 
(seemingly simple) compression algorithm. If I will find time I can try to 
decipher the file format (it is lawful in Russia in my situation).

I don't have Lingvo. Somebody having it may try to convert the dictionaries to 
an other file format by he program. (However most probably it does not support 
saving dictionaries.) I can guide such the man to the URL in this Russian 
language site. The Lingvo program itself probably has both Russian and English 
UI, I'm not sure.

I contacted the author (also Russian) of the dictionaries asking among other 
about permissions and about files in an other format, but no reply.
Victor Porton (porton@ex-code.com)