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Convert .PDB to GoldenDict-supported format

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Convert .PDB to GoldenDict-supported format

Postby hcasas1981 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:18 pm

Hi

I have a few dictionaries in PDB format. This is the format used by the MSDict viewer, which I used to use in my old device. Now that I've finally switched to Android I am using GoldenDict and it would be great to be able to use my dictionaries in you app. Are you aware of any conversion tool for PDB format? (I googled it and found a couple of converters to eBooks-formats, but none for dictionary formats supported by GoldenDict)

Thanks,
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Re: Convert .PDB to GoldenDict-supported format

Postby timofonic » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:30 pm

I'm a total newbie, but maybe .pdb format is related to PalmOS.

I did read elsewhere...
MSDict dictionary files are basically bundled stardict dictionaries. So you can use those simply by showing the package contents of an MSDict file and using only the .dict and .idx files with WeDict.

http://metaclam.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/wedict/


MSDict started in PalmOS, then got ported to other platforms such as WinCE/Mobile and later Android. I did see a MSDict Viewer somewhere, but it's no longer available on Google Play (these days it was Google Market).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDB_%28Palm_OS%29
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdblib/
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