You can add labels into your cards.
Labels provide additional information about a word - its grammar,
register, etc. Clicking a label displays its full text, for
example: v. - verb.
The labels used in the system dictionaries are stored in the
file abbrev.dsl, which can be found in the root Lingvo folder.
To add a label:
Enclose the label in [p] and [/p] tags.
In the example below, the label v. will be displayed in
italics and in a different colour: [c][i][p]v.[/p][/i][/c]
2-4 are required if the label you wish to add is absent in
the abbrev.dsl file.
Make the necessary changes to the abbrev.dsl file. (Each label
is card headword in abbrev.dsl. The body of the card must contain
the full text of the label. This text will be shown when the user
clicks the label in the card.)
Compile abbrev.dsl by means of DSL Compiler (be sure to clear
the "Create dictionary prepared for indexing by default"
Name the compiled dictionary abbrev.lsd and place it
into the folder into which you installed ABBYY Lingvo 12.
ABBYY Lingvo supports user label dictionaries. You
can create and use separate label dictionaries for your
Label dictionaries are written in DSL and then compiled into
Label dictionaries must meet the
A label dictionary must be located in the same folder where the
dictionary it refers to is located.
A label dictionary must have the extension *.lsd.
A label dictionary must have the same name as the name of the
dictionary it refers to followed by the "_abrv" postfix.
The internal name of a label dictionary is irrelevant.
A label dictionary must be monolingual.
Important! Do not add label dictionaries to the
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