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New documentation for scripting API

I’ve just published new documentation for the Felix scripting API.

Go to the online API docs.

These new docs are updated and go into a fair amount of detail.

You can also download the docs in Microsoft Help format. If clicking the link doesn’t download the file for you, then right-click the link and select “Save Link As…” Also note that Windows may block the content because it’s from the Internet. To release the block, right click on the file on your computer, and from the Properties dialog, click the button to unlock it.

What is the scripting API?

The scripting (automation) API is a COM interface for controlling Felix. It lets you write macros/scripts to control the behavior of Felix, and automate repetitive tasks. This API is available for all Felix installations.?

Felix resources

Tanaka Corpus available in Felix TM and TMX formats

I converted the Tanaka Corpus of aligned Japanese and English sentences into Felix translation memory (TM) and TMX formats.

The Tanaka Corpus is a collection of around 150,000 Japanese-English sentence translation pairs, compiled over several years by university students, with later cleanup and correction by Jim Breen and his colleagues.

Download the Felix/TMX versions of the Tanaka Corpus here.

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Felix glossaries compiled from Wiktionary

I’ve just added 1,388 new glossaries from 43 language pairs, compiled from the Wiktionary project.

Go to Felix Wiktionary glossaries page

Wiktionary is a community-contributed dictionary site that is a spin-off of Wikipedia. There are hundreds of langauges on Wiktionary, but I narrowed this down to 43 using this list of the 50 most widely spoken languages in the world.

The glossaries were compiled from a site snapshot taken on November 12, 2008. I scanned through the XML site download, created lists of all translation pairs, and then compiled Felix glossaries from them.

Wiktionary is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License, and so are the Felix glossaries compiled from it.


EDICT dictionary files available as Felix glossaries

I’ve converted the EDICT and ENAMDICT dictionary files created by Jim Breen into Felix format. The converted glossary files are available from the Felix Website.

The EDICT file is multilingual (Japanese/English/French/German/Russian), and I’ve converted it into 20 Felix glossaries representing each language combination. Of course, since Japanese is the central language, language pairs that don’t have Japanese as the source or translation language may be less useful.

The ENAMDICT file is a dictionary of proper names. All together the file was humungous, so I broke it into several smaller glossaries by category (personal names, place names, organizations, and so on). Of course, you’re free to load them all up into your Felix glossary window, since the number of glossaries you can have open is only limited by how much memory your computer has.