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Dictionary customization

Management window of all predefined dictionaries. The default dictionaries are used by some functions of the program, so if you want to use these features of Biblos they are indispensable. In Biblos a dictionary is intended as a container of terms that can be used for spelling analysis, hyphenation removal, anagrams, rhymes, suggestions, text normalization, braille printing, etc.. Biblos is distributed with some dictionaries, among which the Italian dictionary is the most complete. Dictionaries can be created and expanded by the user.

A dictionary can accommodate terms composed of sequences of letters, numbers, punctuation, any Unicode character except space.

The customization window contains the following items:

1. List: the list that occupies most of the window contains the available dictionaries. Each dictionary can be activated or deactivated. The dictionaries are used according to the priority given by their position in the list. It is useful to put the dictionary you use most frequently at the first place. Only activated dictionaries are used. To activate or deactivate a dictionary, press the spacebar on it or click with the mouse on the symbol beside it. When you select a dictionary, some of its properties are displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the window. The dictionaries colored in blue are those distributed with Biblos; those colored in green are those created by the user. Only the dictionaries created by the user can be modified.

2. Add: this button allows you to add a new dictionary to the list. Clicking on it opens a dialog where you enter some data of the new dictionary to be added. The dictionary will then appear in the list, colored green.

3. Delete: allows you to remove the selected dictionary from the list. A message window is displayed confirming the deletion of the dictionary. Only user-created dictionaries can be removed.

4. Properties: button showing the management window of all properties of the selected dictionary. The blue dictionaries can be displayed, while the green ones have the possibility to manage all the properties, including all the terms contained.

5. Move Up and Move Down: two buttons to move a dictionary up or down, changing its priority. The two buttons are shown only graphically with an up or down arrow. The two commands are replicated textually in the context menu associated with the list.

6. Close: exits and closes the customization window. You can also close the window by pressing the Esc key or clicking the icon in the top right corner.

The dictionary list is associated with a context menu containing all the commands. The commands are as follows:

1. Add: command identical to the button of the same name.

2. Delete: command identical to that of the button of the same name.

3. Duplicate: duplicates the selected dictionary. This command is useful to create a copy of the blue dictionaries in order to manage your own dictionary.

4. Import: this command allows you to import a previously exported dictionary package into the list.

5. Export: this command allows you to export all or part of the dictionaries in a single package. Along with the import function, it is useful for making a backup of your dictionaries.

6. Move Up and Move Down: two commands identical to those of the buttons of the same name.

7. Hot Keys: opens the window for managing the hot keys associated with the functions of the menu.

8. Properties: command identical to that of the button of the same name.