It might be worth exporting the .xls to a text file and then importing it to Anki.ironlady wrote:I just did a quick search to find the address for the Taichung Maryknoll center and what should pop up than a newish page (June 22) offering the full text of the Maryknoll dictionary for free in pdf or xls format!! It's under the Creative Commons license.
A big THANK YOU to the Center and all their linguists for making this available in this way! Although I own the hard copy dictionary, I was thinking I would need to scan the darn thing to pdf.
Now all that is lacking is the iPhone app!
Taffy wrote:An offline mobile application would be ideal.
Ah, yes, there's no real point in getting Anki unless you want to do the whole SRS thing. Sorry, I thought that's what you and Ironlady were talking about but now I see that just getting the dictionary onto the phone is the main thing.Taffy wrote:Ankimobile would probably do the trick, but it's US$25. It looks very nicely implemented, but I'm not prepared to hand over that much to get the dictionary working on my phone.
The PDF thing sounds easy and quick. Another option from my "I haven't actually tried this but it looks promising" selection is Bento. If you got the XLS into that it seems you might be able to set up some interesting stuff.Taffy wrote:Actually if you're using the iPhone a quick and dirty solution would be to turn the spreadsheet into a pdf, then add that to your iBooks library. The iBooks search function is powerful and presents results in a very handy format (i.e. it doesn't show you the whole page, but rather a relevant passage from the page, which would in this case be the single relevant entry). If I get time over the next few days I'll try that out.
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