Bug#222853: ITA freedict
> On 25 Mar 2004, Michael Bunk <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I was not aware of all those bugs filed at debian.org.
> > I cant address them soon, because I have not taken
> > over freedict maintenance completely and don't
> > understand everything.
> > freedict.org with updated contents of freedict.de is
> > planned, as well as a howto. It all takes time.
freedict.org and the howto are there now.
> > In the bug report you mentioned conversion tools
> > were not available. There are many small tools in
> > the tools module in freedict cvs. Also there seems
> > to be a way (I have not tried it yet) to convert freedict
> > xml data with an xslt stylesheet into "-c5" format and
> > then use "dictfmt -c5" to generate the dictd database.
> I do not know if Michael intended to package these packages
> for Debian, or if he still does.
To be able to make packages that build from source - that would be the
TEI files or even their sources - it will be required to package the
"FreeDict tools", eg. as "freedict-dev", which will have to be listed
The c5 formatting way is working, but the entry formatting still needs
some improvement. After releasing the dictd c5 formatted databases, I
can join the efforts to update the Debian packages.