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#1 Bill Allen

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 05:20 PM

When I'm reading a foreign-language document or webpage, my Mac allows me to right click on a word to access a pop-up dictionary. It sure would be nice if I could do that with my foreign language Bibles in Accordance.


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#2 Bill Allen

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 09:21 AM

Or does that or a similar feature already exist if I upgrade?



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Posted 27 March 2020 - 04:16 PM

I would like to see this to on the Mac, by force pressing or in the Look Up menu. Accordance 13 didn't add it, but I don't know if it was requested.

You can use the system dictionaries on iOS. This is one of the reasons I prefer to read on it.

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 10:20 AM

A feature like this is something you can do in BibleWorks. It was a user-created feature where right-clicking on a word allowed you to create a link to that word. E.g., when reading a German Bible text, I could right click on the word, and I set up a link to the Collins Dictionary online to get the translation. So, it was not a popup, but it was a quick way to get the translation. Since Accordance has the web browser now built in, that might be a way of doing it.

The link looked like this:

http://www.collinsdi...sh/<dummy>?show

<dummy> was the word that I clicked on in the German text that was passed through to the Collins site.

Collins also does French. I also had links for Latin.



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Posted 28 March 2020 - 10:43 AM

So, did your search return Strohmann?

 

I couldn't resist.  ;)

 

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 10:43 AM

Here's what I'm thinking of as a workaround. Unfortunately you cannot drag/drop text from a text pane into the browser. Another option would be to open up a Google Translate window in the browser.

 

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