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Re: Dictionaries in TGZ format

From: GfAB Schoenermark mbH <info@gfab.de>
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 12:02:53 -0400 (EDT)
To: "jose.kahan@w3.org" <jose.kahan@w3.org>
Cc: "Irene Vatton" <Irene.Vatton@w3.org>, "site-comments@w3.org" <site-comments@w3.org>, "web-human@w3.org" <web-human@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E14me7I-0002IJ-00@bornheim.mind.de>
Hello Jose!

Thanks for the tip - WinZIP was in fact able to handle the two 
part extraction (TGZ->Tar->DIC), but it wasn't particularily "easy" - 
I would still be in favor of providing the dictionaries in ZIP-format, 
which is much more familiar to PC-users, easier to extract, and 
gives the same or better compression ratio as TGZ.

Thanks again!

--Michael Kilby (kilby@gfab.de)

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On Thu, 5 Apr 2001 15:08:23 +0200, Jose Kahan wrote:
> WinZip should be able to handle the .gz format easily.
> -jose
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 03:02:06PM +0200, Michael Kilby (GfAB) wrote:
> I'm having trouble unpacking the German dictionary for Amaya.
> > To install a dictionary you have just to unzip and untar it into the current 
> > directory Amaya/dicopar with the command "tar xzf gzipped-tar-file".
> Since I don't use UNIX, I do not have easy access to an Untar or Gzip 
> utility. Is there a common PC-program that can handle this operation?
> Would it be possible for W3C to place the dictionaries in .ZIP-format 
> for PC-users on the FTP-server? This would facilitate installation of 
> Amaya for users who require a language other than English or French, 
> and who have no UNIX experience.
> --Michael Kilby (kilby@gfab.de)
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