Kernerman Dictionary News • Number 10 • July 2002


SOCRAT Dictionary

The Russian software developer, Arsenal Company, is releasing PDA versions of Kernerman Semi-Bilingual English Dictionaries as part of its SOCRAT machine translation system.

Arsenal has developed a special compression algorithm to deal with the large volume of data in the dictionaries. While the initial lexical structure of the dictionaries was preserved, special attention was granted to assure good readability on small screens. Font formatting and styling, coloring, and other tips and tricks were used to accomplish this task.

The working area is divided to three logical parts: Word-list, Word Article, and Settings. The navigation is implemented using Windows classic tabs. Words can be entered either via the keyboard or by handwriting recognition. It is possible to connect directly from another application by copying a word to the clipboard and clicking the SOCRAT icon.


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To begin with, the following language versions are available: French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish.

The SOCRAT dictionaries can be used with a vide range of mobile computers using PalmOS and Windows CE operating systems. Here is a brief list of compatible devices and system requirements.

· Palm: PalmOS 3.5, Windows 98/2000/NT/Me, 2.5 MB of Available RAM
Compatible Devices: Handspring Visor Deluxe, Handspring Visor Edge, Handspring Visor Pro, IBM Workpad c500, IBM Workpad c505, Palm M105, Palm M125, Palm M500, Palm M515, Palm VIIx, Palm Vx, Samsung Smartphone SPH-I300, Symbol SPT 1700, TRGpro

· Pocket PC: Windows CE 3.0, Active Sync 3.0, 4 MB of Available RAM
Compatible devices: @migo 600-C, Audiovox Maestro PDA1032, Audiovox PDA1032C, Cassiopeia E-115, Cassiopeia E-125, Cassiopeia E-200, Cassiopeia E-2000 (Japan), Cassiopeia E-700, Cassiopeia E-750, Cassiopeia EM500, Compaq iPAQ 31 36 3700 Series, Compaq iPAQ 3800 Series, HP Jornada 560 Series, NEC MobilePro P300, O2 xda, Toshiba E570, Toshiba Genio-e

About Arsenal
Arsenal is a leading Russian software developer of end-user office applications and technology for different platforms. It specializes in Machine Translation and document parsers and processors.

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