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Dictionary Maintainers

Sebastian Humenda edited this page Mar 15, 2018 · 6 revisions

Dictionary Maintainers

Dictionary maintainers are the great persons behind a dictionary who take care of all the things you can do with a dictionary: extending it, improving it, promoting it and correcting it. This role can therefore be both technical and non-technical, depending on the interests and skills of the maintainer. While one maintainer might decide to promote the dictionary to a wider community, another might write importer software to import the dictionary entries from external sources. It is, however, not mandatory that you are a maintainer to work on a dictionary.

There is a lot you can do with an existing FreeDict dictionary. You can start by simply cleaning incorrect entries, add grammatical information, add example sentences or extend translations. Every little improvement helps!

You can also have a look at the To-Do list. Don't worry, there are lots of simpler jobs you could do, and some of those enumerated here may already be done. But this list can be inspiring to some.

Get In Touch

If you are interested in maintaining a dictionary, you can have a look at the list of maintainers to find a dictionary that you could potentially adopt.

Please don't hesitate to contact us on either the mailing list, or ask on our #freedictIRC channel on the OFTC network. Also asking on the list for the current state of the maintainership is also a good idea.

Academic Projects

Dictionaries can be cleaned in student projects as well -- if you are an academic teacher who wants to turn an imperfect dictionary into, say, a term assignment, please get in touch with us on the mailing list.

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