I've begun work on a Wiktionary application and I'm at the point where
I'd like to ask some other Wiktionary hackers to help.
It's not ready for a beta release yet but anybody who has hacked
interested and able to participate.
It has offline support, being able to read local dump files.
It has its own wikt: protocol which provides wikitext and emulates
some features of api.php so it is easy to get it working with existing
code. Anything that can do an AJAX request can query wikt:
I've also made an interface for one proprietary CD dictionary as a
proof of concept that the same interfaces can be made to work with
other dictionary datasources. This means when you come across unusual
words in your reading you can query Wiktionary and other dictionaries
to see if they cover the word from one central place.
I don't have much web page design experience and need some help
developing a good interface.
Some of the current code is in proof of concept form in perl as
the Firefox extension.
It will be able to discover, download, and index new dump files for
your language Wiktionaries.
It will be able to manage word lists in various languages, add article
Anyway it's early days but leave me a message if you'd like a copy to play with.
Andrew Dunbar (hippietrail)