I just wrote a little Python script that imports the vocabulary data from Paul Hemetsberger's
dict.cc project into Leopard's Dictionary.app.
This is great if you need this fabulous online dictionary while on the move.
Update: A new and much easier installable version can be found here.
The code is quick 'n dirty and some strings aren't processed correctly. This is compensated by the links to OS X's build-in New Oxford American Dictionary.
Regrettably dict.cc's license prohibits redistributing the vocabulary database. So, if you want to use Dictionary.app to translate words from german to english you'll have to build it yourself:
- get my script (
just email me, about 50kdownload it below)
- Join the Apple Developer Connection and get the OS X Developer Tools (approx. 1 Gig)
- get dict.cc's Database
makeand grab a cup of coffee :)
Update: From now on you can import
en-de, or both databases into Dictionary.App.
Update 2: Script is now downloadable. Get it below.
Follow the instructions in
Readme.txt and don't forget that you'll need dictionary data from dict.cc and Apple's Developer Tools.
Update 3: It also works inside OS X's Dictionary widget :)
Update 4: A new and much easier installable version can be found here.
Documentation of the Dictionary Development Kit