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TMoneytron
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 Message 273 of 353
29 June 2012 at 2:59pm | IP Logged 
Hello everyone!

I was curious how people have managed to use this offline? This would be a life saver as
I feel constricted by the need to have internet.

Has anyone done this? I saw one other has, but I'm not sure how to proceed. Any help
would be lovely. :)
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Mareike
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 Message 274 of 353
29 June 2012 at 5:54pm | IP Logged 
I use it offline.
I followed the instructions from the Homepage http://lwt.sourceforge.net/#installwin
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hrhenry
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 Message 275 of 353
29 June 2012 at 6:06pm | IP Logged 
Mareike wrote:
I use it offline.
I followed the instructions from the Homepage
http://lwt.sourceforge.net/#installwin

Are you using the actual dictionaries offline as well? I think that's what the question
was, and I don't see instructions to do that.

The documentation refers to web-based dictionaries, meaning you have to have online
access.

R.
==
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Mareike
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 Message 276 of 353
29 June 2012 at 6:47pm | IP Logged 
Jep, I forgot that the dictionary is online.
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Michel1020
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 Message 277 of 353
29 June 2012 at 11:26pm | IP Logged 
As a matter of facts I do not use it neither offline nor online but there is many ways to use it offline.

To have an offline dictionary is one way. Maybe it is possible to use this dictionary as the lwt software uses the online dictionaries but if it is not possible - you have to copy and paste manually - not a big issue I think - the big part of the dictionary work in lwt is reading the definition or translation and understanding the text you are working on.

One other way is to export all your words or some of them - translate them - import your list of words with the translation into lwt.

Another way would be to use parallele texts - I think it is possible to open 2 lwt in 2 tabs working in one language each - if so it is easy to copy and paste from one to the other. Subtitles files are a great source for parallele texts I think.

Editing :

You could also get a frequency list - translate it and import the list with the translation.

Or

Work offline - copy and paste every words that you don't understand.
Then close lwt and search the internet to understand these words.
Then importing the list with all the translation and definition you got from the net into lwt when you are offline again.

Edited by Michel1020 on 01 July 2012 at 9:40am

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lwtproject
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 Message 278 of 353
20 August 2012 at 11:44am | IP Logged 
There were quite a lot of complaints in this thread about the difficult installation of LWT.

Some weeks ago, I found an LWT alternative, programmed in Java, that looks very promising: "Foreign Language Text Reader" (FLTR).

So if you find LWT too complicated to install, or you find a local webserver/database too complicated to manage you may try the more lightweight FLTR.

(I am not the developer of FLTR. If you have questions: ask in the FLTR forum, or send an email to the developer.)
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atama warui
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 Message 279 of 353
20 August 2012 at 11:17pm | IP Logged 
I'm too dumb to configure FLTR for Japanese.

The tool shows the stuff without line break and seems to not even recognize the words as words (the "letters" as "letters"). In a mixed text with roman letters, those are being accepted though.

Neither LWT, nor FLTR have been of use for me. Too bad.
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lwtproject
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 Message 280 of 353
21 August 2012 at 8:27am | IP Logged 
Both LWT and FLTR have example data with a Japanese example.

For Japanese the FLTR language settings must be adjusted as follows:
WordCharRegExp = 一-龥ぁ-ヾ
MakeCharacterWord = 1(yes) or 0(no)
RemoveSpaces = 1(yes) or 0(no)

If you select MakeCharacterWord = 0, you must insert spaces to indicate word boundaries.

Or use Mecab: http://mecab.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/mecab/doc/index.html

Or this Japanese Space Inserter: http://nihongo.dpwright.com/spaces/index.php

The blog "Mikoto's Adventures in Japanese" has many articles about using LWT with Japanese; they apply mostly also to FLTR. --> http://mikotoneko.wordpress.com/





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