[Tshwanelex-l] sending sample to a 3rd party; configuring sorting
david.joffe at tshwanedje.com
Wed Aug 1 11:15:05 EDT 2012
Hmm, I'm just doing some quick testing of this stuff myself (on
(Blank folder setting) = seems to work fine for 'same folder as
./ = also seems to work fine for 'same folder as tldict'
./media = also seems to work fine for 'subfolder relative to tldict
However, I did just notice one bug, that if a tldict file has never
been saved before (i.e. if you've just done File/New), then the very
first time, you seemingly need to save it, close it, and re-open it
:/ (I suspect then that there might be a similar bug if you use
'File / Save as' to save the tldict into a different location - one
might need to close it and re-open it one extra time.)
On 1 Aug 2012 at 7:43, Claire Bowern wrote:
From: Claire Bowern <claire.bowern at yale.edu>
Date sent: Wed, 1 Aug 2012 07:43:38 -0400
Subject: Re: [Tshwanelex-l] sending sample to a 3rd party;
To: David Joffe <david.joffe at tshwanedje.com>
Copies to: tshwanelex-l at mailman.yale.edu,
Menan Du Plessis <menan.du.plessis at gmail.com>
> The only problem with using relative directories like ./Sounds is that
> they are platform-specific (because of / on mac/unix vs \ on pc).
> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 1:57 AM, David Joffe <david.joffe at tshwanedje.com> wrote:
> > Hi Menan,
> > On 17 Jul 2012 at 8:19, Menan Du Plessis wrote:
> >> Hi everyone.
> >> I need to send a sample soon to the people who run the electronic
> >> archive (ELAR, at SOAS) where our material will be deposited. (Am
> >> working on an extremely endangered language, with essentially one last
> >> speaker, who is 100 years old.) So my first urgent question is:
> >> Q: How do I organize my sound files plus the dictionary so that my
> >> recipient will be able to click on the icon and hear the recorded
> >> examples I have linked to my entries? Is there a way to put them both
> >> into one folder, and then specify the directory in a neutral way, i.e.
> >> that doesn't include a drive on my own computer as part of the address?
> > If I understand correctly (not sure I have) - then yes, I think so.
> > You can either by default place them 'in the same folder as the
> > tldict file', and it will by default look for them there (unless my
> > memory is serving me wrong now) - or you can place them in a
> > specified folder *relative* to the tldict file, that can be
> > configured in 'Dictionary/Properties', e.g. if you specify in that
> > field:
> > ./Sounds
> > then place them in a subdirectory 'Sounds' relative to the tldict
> > file, it should just work once you add them.
> > Note in terms of adding many files, you might be interested in the
> > 'automatically link sound files' feature under the Tools menu
> > (though it's not the most user-friendly yet - I can help show you
> > how to get it working). If you name your sound files systematically
> > (e.g. lemmasign.wav or lemmasign.mp3 or lemmasign_homnum.mp3), then
> > that can be used to automatically link thousands of sound files to
> > their appropriate entries within seconds.
> >> And my second urgent question is:
> >> Q: How do I configure the sorting where digraphs, trigraphs (and
> >> polygraphs) need to be accommodated on the first pass?
> >> I know that David will soon be getting to me with advice on the second
> >> question - and I do understand that everyone has been super busy getting
> >> the 2012 version ready for release ... () - but in the mean time, it
> >> occurs to me that this must be a pretty common need, so I'd like to put
> >> it out there, in case anyone else has already worked out how to do this?
> > We are working on this - soon, hopefully! Quite a few people asking
> > for this now.
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