Author Topic: DFM-Creator - The GUI for DfM tools is upcoming...  (Read 2206 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Karimoune

  • Developer
  • *****
  • Posts: 8
    • View Profile
DFM-Creator - The GUI for DfM tools is upcoming...
« on: 14. March 2012, 16:37:38 »
Hello everybody. I'am pleased to announce you that "THE" DictionaryForMIDs-Creator (DfM-Creator for short) is upcomming.
DictionaryForMIDs-Creator is a GUI Wrapper around these tools:

-DictdToDictionaryForMIDs (C) 2005 Gert Nuber (from the DfM Project)

DictdToDictionaryForMIDs uses JDictd from Ho Ngoc Duc (duc@informatik.uni-leipzig.de)

JDictd is a set of Java programs that implement the Dictionary
Server Protocol (DICT) as specified in RFC 2229. It is used to access
dictionary definitions from a set of natural language dictionary
databases. The software (including binaries and source code)
is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

-DictionaryGeneration (C) 2005, 2006 Gert Nuber (from the DfM Project)
-JarCreator(C) 2005 Mathis Karmann (from the DfM Project)
-BitmapFontGenerator (C) 2005 J2ME Polish
-BitmapFontToolkit (C) 2005 Sean Kernohan (from the DfM Project)

All the above mentionned tools were modifed by me to make them fit
in the DictionaryForMIDs Creator. The modifications are major.
Please bear in mind that only the modified versions work with
DictionaryForMIDs Creator.

I've been working on DfM-Creator for at least 3 months. What we have now is not ready for use or even ready to be uploaded in the DfM svn repository. I made this post here to let you know that it will be available in the svn repo of DfM and available for download (binary) in a few months.

DfM-Creator is under active developpement, i hope the result will please the users of DictionaryForMIDs. With DfM-Creator, converting a dictd dictionary, generating a DfM dictionary with DictionaryGeneration, creating the jar file containing the generated dictionary files and creating a bitmap font is as pleasant as playing a video game. the GUI is intuitive and everything is made to simplify the processes mentionned above.

Best regards,
Karim

Gert

  • DFM J2ME/Mobile Developer and Project Leader
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 859
    • View Profile
    • DictionaryForMIDs
Re: DFM-Creator - The GUI for DfM tools is upcoming...
« Reply #1 on: 14. March 2012, 19:40:03 »
Karim,

when all of this ultimately works, then this is a major milestone for the DictionaryForMIDs project !!

I will certainly have some questions (and suggestions for additional improvements ...) soon - don't worry this is normal ;)

Hope that other members, also specifically Jeff, will provide their ideas.

With best regards,
Gert

dreamingsky

  • Developer
  • *****
  • Posts: 86
    • View Profile
Re: DFM-Creator - The GUI for DfM tools is upcoming...
« Reply #2 on: 02. April 2012, 05:46:45 »
Wow, this is great.  We've been trying to get a GUI for years.  Great work.

Would it be possible to make a screen before the DictGen screen to setup a dictionaryformids.properties file?  This is the hardest part for users.

Maybe a dropdown list of languages and a box for "other language" or something?  Then if users choose a language that already has a DictionaryUpdate class or Normation class, then the program will choose that class automatically.  Users really have trouble understanding what is a DictionaryUpdate class or Normation class.

Maybe a box to choose the Separator Character (tab, comma, semicolon, etc)?  Also a box where users enter the webpage where they got the dictionary?  Many users don't document where they got their dictionary.

Again, great work.
Jeff

Karimoune

  • Developer
  • *****
  • Posts: 8
    • View Profile
Re: DFM-Creator - The GUI for DfM tools is upcoming...
« Reply #3 on: 09. April 2012, 12:09:49 »
Hi Jeff i'm pleased to read you! Let me answer to some of your questions. At this stage of the development, i already created a properties editor that can be launched from the DictGen tab: We want all the tools unified.All the features you requested are already implemented except the ones for Dictionaryupdate and Normation classes.Know what?Yesterday i was setting up a dict and i skipped the normation and update classes in the props 'cause i couldnt remember the names.Your ideas is great, I'll implement it.

Karimoune

  • Developer
  • *****
  • Posts: 8
    • View Profile
Re: DFM-Creator - The GUI for DfM tools is upcoming...
« Reply #4 on: 17. April 2012, 14:31:40 »
Jeff, here come with some of the modifications you pointed out. for the time being,
one can choose a normation class and a dictionary update class from combo boxes.
there are still some modifications left, i'll get back to you when the PropertiesEditor will be ready for use.