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Sgrìobh Dennis Roczek na leanas 25/04/2016 aig 15:33:
If the maintainers are not responsive (or if the dictionary is
abandoned), we actually cannot do anything as long as we have no new
maintainer for a fork. If there is somebody willing to overtake the
development, then forking of that particular dictionary is indeed a
A couple of extra thoughts from an active maintainer of a dictionary and the associated extensions.

In general, I'm interested in anything that brings together scattered resources and makes stuff more user friendly, be that end users or devs using it.

- there would have to be some sort of a locale-specific admin system for active maintainers joining. Crowdsourcing stuff works in big languages but if folk start submitting random stuff to a locale like Scottish Gaelic or playing with the affix file, that's a recipe for disaster.

- there are different ways in which people maintain their dictionaries. Some edit the text file directly, others build from corpora, in our case, we use scripts to build from a dictionary database, which automatically generates the .zip/.oxt/.xpi files. One would probably have to consider different entry points if ones were to successfully attract people from different projects because I would NOT want to have to start manually maintaining our file.

- one thing that hasn't been mooted yet would be making some provision for easily creating new dictionaries for new locales, something that has a loc-tech threshold.


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