A user dictionary is a dictionary created by a Lingvo user or received from other sources.
The following two types of user dictionary are supported:
- Editable dictionaries. These dictionaries can be created and edited on the fly directly from the Lingvo shell. Cards in such dictionaries have a simple structure and may contain only headwords and their translations.
- Non-editable dictionaries. These dictionaries are created outside the Lingvo shell by means of DSL Compiler. DSL Compiler is particularly convenient when creating large dictionaries containing thousands of words.
Cards in non-editable dictionaries have the same structure as the cards in other Lingvo dictionaries: they allow for complex formatting (bold-face fonts, italics, underlined text, colour fonts, indents) and may contain multimedia (sound and images) and hyperlinks to other cards. You can also mark certain zones in the cards as translation zones, comments zones and examples zone.
Working with User Dictionaries