I wrote some articles about the way of converting StarDict dictionaries into the Apple’s Dictionary format by means of DictUnifier.app, but it does not seem that all of StarDict dictionaries can be always easily converted into Apple’s format. Quite a few errors were reported remaining unsolved on the bulletin board of the project “mac-dictionary-kit”.
In the article of the other day, having the same title as this one but in Japanese, I mentioned the way of adding the StarDict dictionaries to the Apple’s Dictionary.app. As I made on my page some links to jalasthāna which contains a lot of nice Tips especially for Asian studies, I left a short message to his article which concerned the use of StarDict. As a response to my brief message, he kindly introduced my blog on his yesterday’s posting, even taking the trouble to read Japanese with Google Translator. So this time, I will post the almost same content in English, hoping that this is a bit of benefit to Mac-Users who read his articles and that my English ability somewhat surpass the robotic linguist…
Mac OS X を購入して以来しばらく、その標準アプリケーションである「辞書.app」をあまり使用しなかった。辞書.app 標準搭載の辞書類は Epwing 形式で別途所有していたので、あえてそれを使用しなくても良かった、ということがあったのだが、辞書.app は Cocoa アプリケーション上で「Control + Command + D」を押すとポップアップで辞書が引け (銭谷版 Carbon Emacs でも可能)、この機能が実に便利なのである。