Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Not just a memory

AppleTrans' corpus offers a little more than what you would expect from a translation memory. You may store graphics and movies along with text information in a number of languages in a single record.

You can make your recipe book with a corpus, for example. Type the ingredients you store in the fridge, and see (fuzzy match) what dishes you can make with them. It would be nice if you have pictures of those dishes, don't you think?

You can also extend the corpus features by installing a piece of software called "corpus accessory" plugin. Unfortunately, there is no reference available yet showing how to create one by yourself.

There is an Ester Egg in the corpus. If you like to view multiple accessories at a time (that I really wanted to), try clicking the accessory icons while holding Option key. You can build the accessory views in the corpus window.

2 Comments:

Anonymous yak said...

This is helpful! I was hoping there was something like that.

Only problem: how do you get rid of them once you add them? The buttons get greyed out, and you get into a situation where you can only add new ones, never turn off ones you don't want to see anymore. If all six are on, on my screen, they get too long for my screen and run off the bottom. Only solution I found was to close the corpus, and open it again. If we could option click the buttons/F-key shortcuts to remove them from the window, that would be great.

12:14 AM  
Blogger hiruneko said...

Ah, that's the catch. At this moment, there is no way to remove the accessories from the window. As you figured out, reopening the corpus will do.

2:05 AM  

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