9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 11, 2013 10:00 AM by vsilves
Eric Azerty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

I am searching for a catalan dictionary file to download and install for the Mac dictionary.app

I have heard that Mountain Lion comes with such a files but I am still on Mac OS X v10.7 Lion with my too old computer, not compatible...

 

 

Is there a link where I can download this catalan .dictionary?

 

Thanks for your help

Paul


iPhone 4, iOS 5.0.1
  • 1. Re: catalan .dictionary?
    LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)

    Google "diccionario catalan mac os x"...

  • 2. Re: catalan .dictionary?
    Eric Azerty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh I spent a few hours searching on Google and I am afraid that's not so simple infortunately...

     

    The first link interested me a lot (DIEC2 should be a larger file than the Apple's one) but as Megaupload has been off the DIEC2 .ditionary file is no more available.

    By the way I have downloaded the iPhone DIEC2  version, but as far as I see I don't find any Mac desktop file to download. "Only" online dictionary like most of the links I have found if not .exe files... And I am looking at a .dictionary compatible file as the dictionary.app is so easy and rapid to use.

     

    I am still searching

  • 3. Re: catalan .dictionary?
    LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)

    Well, and then we have user Tom Gewecke here, he seems to be a Mac (font and) language expert. See his blog and his post here, perhaps that helps?

  • 4. Re: catalan .dictionary?
    Eric Azerty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes I had been here and unfortunately nothing helps me (broken link)...

     

     

    Apple doesn't let peaople download some .dictionary files somewhere from the Apple servers?

     

    Because for now the only trick I get is to add Catalan language support from Wikipedia in Dictionary

  • 5. Re: catalan .dictionary?
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,735 points)

    Eric Azerty wrote:

     

    Apple doesn't let peaople download some .dictionary files somewhere from the Apple servers?

     

     

    No, Apple doesn't do that.  If Apple buys the rights to distribute a reference dictionary, it is only available in the OS.  Currently they provide English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese.  You can ask for more via

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

     

    I have not seen a Catalan module for dictionary.app anywhere so far, and it appears that the people who own the copyrights for dictionaries have been pretty effective in removing unauthorized dictionaries from the internet.

     

    The above is for Reference dictionaries.  If you are looking for Catalan spellchecking, that is a totally different matter.

  • 6. Re: catalan .dictionary?
    robolz Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    If you can read Catalan, there are instructions at http://mossegalapoma.cat/tot-diccionaris-i-correctors-catala-lion/ both to download a dictionary (from OpenOffice) for spell correction and a dictionary (from the Institut d'Estudis Catalans) for the Dictionary app.

     

    (Even if you can't read Catalan, you should be able to follow the links.)

  • 7. Re: catalan .dictionary?
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,735 points)

    robolz wrote:

     

    instructions at http://mossegalapoma.cat/tot-diccionaris-i-correctors-catala-lion/ both to download a dictionary (from OpenOffice) for spell correction and a dictionary (from the Institut d'Estudis Catalans) for the Dictionary app.

     

    Thanks much for the info about the Dictionary module!

  • 8. Re: catalan .dictionary?
    Eric Azerty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you robolz!

     

  • 9. Re: catalan .dictionary?
    vsilves Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The link in robolz post works but the dictionary is a bit old (2007) and the support page from OpenOffice is deprecated.

     

    The newer (2008) dictionary is available in the new OpenOffice extensions website.

     

         http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/en/node/1205/releases

     

    Download the package (which is an .odt file). Change the file extension to .zip. Open the .zip file and you will find the catalan.aff and catalan.dic files. Copy the catalan.aff and catalan.dic files to /Library/Spelling/ (admin rights required) and go to System Settings, Keyboard, Text, Spelling, click drop down menu, select "Set Up ...", enable the new "catalan (Library)" option at the end of the list, and drag it up the list to the order of precedence that you desire. Spell checking for Catalan should work now across Mac OS X. Hope this helps somebody out there.