You can add labels into your cards. Labels provide additional information about a word - it grammar, register, etc. Clicking a label displays its full text, for example: v. - verb.

The labels used in ABBYY system dictionaries are contained in the file abbrev.dsl, which you can find in root Lingvo folder. 

To add a label:

  1. Enclose the label in [p] and [/p] tags.
    In the example below, v. is label displayed in italics and in a different colour:
    Note: Steps 2-4 are required if the label you wish to add is absent in the abbrev.dsl file.
  2. Make the necessary changes to the abbrev.dsl file. (Each label is card headword in abbrev.dsl. The body of the card body must contain the full text of the label. This text will be shown when the user clicks the label in the card.)
  3. Compile abbrev.dsl by means of the DSL Compiler (Be sure to clear the "Create dictionary prepared for indexing by default" option).
  4. Name the compiled dictionary abbrev.lsd and place it into the folder into which you installed ABBYY Lingvo 10.

New Features

ABBYY Lingvo 10 supports user label dictionaries. Now you can create and use separate label dictionaries for your dictionaries.

Label dictionaries are written in DSL and then compiled into *.lsd dictionaries.

Label dictionaries must meet the following requirements:

  1. A label dictionary must be located in the same folder where the dictionary it refers to is located;
  2. A label dictionary must have the extension *.lsd;
  3. A label dictionary must have the same name as the name of the dictionary it refers to followed by the "_" postfix.
  4. The internal name of a label dictionary is irrelevant.
  5. A label dictionary must be monolingual.

Important! Do not add label dictionaries to the Lingvo bookshelf.

Now when you click a label in a dictionary card, Lingvo will first look for the label in the label dictionary you created and then in its own system dictionary of labels. You can also change the system dictionary of labels by editing its source file abbrev.dsl.