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NADSAT Translation dictionary
#1  PoP 02-12-2013, 04:35 PM
After playing with dictionaries here, here, here, here, etc. I wanted to see If I could write one.

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Please read the first pages of my dictionary for more information
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At minimum use gluggy's excellent Java Mobi Metadata Editor
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Here is something to demo the PopUp and Search:
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Ah, and for you Klingon would-be, here is a guide to help you spit the latest translations:
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And while at it, Jailbroken KK owners, why don't you also grab a suitable keyboard here.

And also, for you Vulcan fans, here is a guide to help you logically understand the latest translations:
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For you too Ferengi here is a guide to profit from learning:
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And not to forget you:
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aliens and others , , , , your day might come!

Change History:
2013-02-12 v0.1 Initial publication
2013-02-13 v0.2 PopUp search fixed
2013-02-15 v0.3 Added a ToC
2013-02-16 v0.4 Added inflections to one word, Added <style> to html, Added a test .mobi
2013-02-24 v0.5 Changed license from MIT to CC, Used PlqaD glyphs & translated one word in Klingon
2013-03-06 v0.6 Translated one word to vulcan, spelling & cosmetic corrections
2013-03-17 v0.7 Translated two words to ferengi, spelling & cosmetic corrections, refreshed all guides
2014-11-01 v0.8 Fixed index tags so KindleUnpack can decompile the dictionary. Thanks KevinH!
2015-05-09 v0.8 +Metadata & Thumbnails to show covers.
2017-09-01 v0.9 Added esperanto translations. Put ferengi favorite word in four more translations.

Here is the latest compiled .mobi and Kindlegen source files:
[zip] 2015-05-09 nadsat v0.8.zip (482.1 KB, 519 views)
[zip] 2017-09-01 nadsat v0.9.zip (500.5 KB, 351 views)
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#2  twobob 02-12-2013, 05:32 PM
nice one.

on a touch.

obviously I speak english (and my books are english) but it detected fine.
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#3  PoP 02-12-2013, 08:10 PM
Hehehe, preparing a "zu" book (for twobob) showed that I had not tested enough, PopUp search didn't work. Oops, I should have tested that better!

At least, opening the dictionary itself works :
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Well, I will try to correct in v0.2.
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#4  grant.ben08 02-12-2013, 08:19 PM
I added it and set the metadata of the book to Zulu but it isn't detecting right. When I look up a word it shows it using the correct dictionary but it says no definition found. I think I'm doing something wrong.
I just added the mobi to documents, should I drop it into dictionaries? Also do I only put the mobi in or the other files that come with it?
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#5  PoP 02-12-2013, 08:22 PM
Quote grant.ben08
I added it and set the metadata of the book to Zulu but it isn't detecting right. When I look up a word it shows it using the correct dictionary but it says no definition found. I think I'm doing something wrong.
Cross post, see above. You are right. *I* am doing something wrong. Hang on, only push the .mobi.
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#6  grant.ben08 02-12-2013, 08:27 PM
Didn't see the above post until after I posted, sorry.
I want to thank you for this by the way. Once I started looking into this I saw that to make one was going to be somewhat beyond my expertise I just sort of gave up on it. I just printed of my own list of the words and taped it inside my cover.
So again, this is awesome and thank you.
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#7  twobob 02-12-2013, 08:38 PM
heh! will test it in a bit
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#8  PoP 02-13-2013, 04:01 PM
Updated the first post with v0.2. Now the PopUp works
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Was caused by stupidly misplacing my intro pages in the html.

Now I am thinking of v0.3, better formatting, more frills, a toc maybe, not introducing more bugs...

Hope it works for you. Enjoy.

EDIT: ToC done
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#9  twobob 02-13-2013, 04:26 PM
YAY. thanks for the update. will checkify
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#10  PoP 02-13-2013, 08:39 PM
Quote grant.ben08
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I just printed of my own list of the words and taped it inside my cover.
So again, this is awesome and thank you.
You are welcome. Ahh, the wisdom of a (so effective) printed list. But as developers say "where is the fun". The pleasure was all mine!
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