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Author: Scott Burt (Brigham Young University)
Email: scott_burt at byu dot edu
Date: 2013-08-25 23:12:54
Subject: Re: Question

> > 1) I wanted to make sure I had permission to adapt your work into a dictionary
> > of this sort.
> The texts are copyright-expired and can be used by anyone for any purpose. My permission isn't needed, although I appreciate you asking.

Thanks. I'll keep you posted if I make any real progress. This is all in my spare time so I don't know how quickly I'll make progress.

> > 2) Is the complete text download still being updated? I noticed that a number
> > of pages are still considered as works in progress. If/when those get updated I
> > wanted to make sure this would be reflected in the complete text download for
> > the future.
> The Old Icelandic dictionaries aren't actively being worked on. I've been working on a major update to the site which will allow further edits, Wiki-style. However, I don't expect to be able to launch it within the next few months.

Not particularly surprisingly, I'm finding a number of errors as I test out regular expressions to reformat the html code. Would you prefer that I wait for the new website to submit these? Or, should I submit them in one big report vs. several smaller error reports?

I would like to help out with the error correcting of this dictionary as much as possible. For example, I am currently checking all 150 UNCERTAIN entries against the copy of Cleasby/Vigfusson that is in my university library. I have also corrected the Errata page and converted each of these entries into a regular expression that (should) apply the correction to the original entry. I don't know if I have the patience to replace all the GREEK entries with the correct expressions, but I do plan on updating all the RUNE entries with the correct character (I'm actually reformatting everything into UTF-8 now that this is well supported).

Anyhow, just let me know how you would prefer to receive feedback and I'll try to make things as useful as possible for you.


> --Sean

Messages in this threadNameCollege/UniversityDate
Question Scott Burt Brigham Young University 2013-07-12 20:10:50
Re: Question Sean Crist Nuance Communications 2013-07-15 15:23:13
Re: Question Scott Burt Brigham Young University 2013-08-25 23:12:54