SlovoEd is a series of world famous multi-platform dictionaries, covering
more than 80 language pairs and including more than 150 dictionaries:
SlovoEd Studio & Conversion Tools are designed for converting
(compiling) dictionary databases and other content with article structure (for
example, telephone directory) from any supported format to internal SlovoEd format.
Thus you will be able to use the converted dictionary database with any SlovoEd
dictionary: for Palm OS, Pocket PC and Symbian (Nokia, Sony Ericsson, etc).
Headword;Syntax information; Translation
Headword; Style1- text; Style2- text; …; StyleN- text
The supported source formats are:
- CSV (comma-separated text file supported by Microsoft Excel)
- WB (popular word database format)
All word databases created with this product should be registered in order to
be used with SlovoEd dictionary engine. Clicking "Buy" on this page you will receive
the registration code for your word databases.
Example of using the compiler in corporate purposes
The compiler can be used not only to create language databases (to translate words
from one language to another), but also to create reference books (for example,
address book or database of corporate terms).
Let us suppose you work for a large corporation. A lot of your colleagues have got
modern and useful PDAs. But everyone chose a device according to his needs: one of
your colleagues chose Zire 71 with the operating system Palm OS, the second
colleague chose HP iPAQ 1940 with the operating system Windows Mobile 2003, the
third one decided to use the advantage of the smartphone to combine the functions of
the phone and the organizer and chose NOKIA 6600. It seems that there is no program
solution, which would provide all the employees of your corporation with the address
book containing the information about all your colleagues due to the following
- Software for PDA usually depends on the operating system of PDA. And all
your colleagues have PDAs with different operating systems. There is no
universal program, which would work on all PDAs.
- The address book may contain up to 20 000 entries. If you used the standard
address book (any PDA contains it by default), the search would be executed
rather slowly in such a big address book.
- The standard address book uses the main memory on any PDA. But the main
memory is limited and usually rather small. So it is preferable to install
memory-consuming applications on memory card. Unfortunately it is impossible
to place contacts in standard address book on memory card.
- To provide all PDAs of your colleagues with the same address book, you will
have to do it by means of the synchronization between a PDA address book and
Microsoft Outlook on a desktop computer. But a set of synchronization
problems is known for each operating system of PDAs. So a technical engineer
of your corporation will have to find workarounds for all problems, which
may appear during the synchronization a PDA with a desktop computer.
The compiler allows you to create a universal address book, which can be used on any PDA
(with any operating system) and avoid all the listed above problems. You can use the following
Anyhow convert the source corporate address book into a format supported by the compiler.
For example if you use Contacts in Microsoft Outlook as your address book you should do the
- open Contacts in Microsoft Outlook
- run Import&Export in the File menu
- in the opened window select the Export in the file item and press the Next button
- select the Comma separated (Windows) file type and save this file. Warning! If you use
Microsoft Outlook 2003, you should select the Microsoft Excel or Tab separated (Windows) file
type. When the file is saved, change its extension to .csv.
- Convert the corporate address book (*.csv) into a *.prc file using the compiler. The SlovoEd
dictionary engine can work with this format.
On this step, you have partially solved problem 3: now your data need much less space than before.
- Install any SlovoEd dictionary on your PDA (according to the operating system of your PDA).
To download a dictionary, use necessary links from the text above in the sections Palm OS, Pocket PC,
Windows CE Smartphone and Symbian OS. On this step, you have solved problem 2: the SlovoEd dictionary
engine is specially designed for quick search in large databases of a certain format. Also you have
solved the second part of problem 3: the SlovoEd dictionary engine can work with data placed on memory
card. The main memory of your device will remain free.
- Copy the compiled *.prc file on PDAs by one of the procedures described above in the sections
Palm OS, Pocket PC, Windows CE Smartphone and Symbian OS. On this step, you have solved problem 1:
the universality of the corporate address book. The output *.prc file can be used on all kinds of
PDAs despite the operating system. Finally, you will not meet problem 4 at all as you just need to
copy one file to PDA (no synchronization). The fewer programs take part in the same process, the
less the possibility of having problems on any step.
Thus the compiler is that very program solution which allows you to provide all
employees of your corporation with a database of important information and give them
the powerful and quick engine to work with this database.
To download free SlovoEd Studio & Conversion Tools (2.5 MB), please, specify
your e-mail and platform:
The package includes detailed User's Guide (pdf) 590 KB.
Read more about SlovoEd dictionaries.
Fast and easy
A reviewer from Germany, 2005-07-15 07:35:54
"Your SlovoEd Program for Palm is very good. It is fast on my Tungsten E easy to
use and I am able to make a list of myself without the border of the Palm databases (64000 entries)."