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10.4: View images and maps in Dictionary Apps
Tiger only hintNot a major hint, but interesting for those who hadn't yet noticed: the dictionary in 10.4 includes maps and images for some items. For example, look up 'mushroom,' 'pasta,' and 'Europe.'
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10.4: View images and maps in Dictionary
Authored by: IanWalker on Jun 03, '05 12:47:37PM

I don't use Dictionary.app often, opting instead to use the Dashboard widget, which doesn't include the images.

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10.4: View images and maps in Dictionary
Authored by: snit on Jun 03, '05 03:16:04PM

Cool - you can also click the image where it will open in a separate window and you can enlarge it by simply resizing the window.



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10.4: View images and maps in Dictionary
Authored by: adrianm on Jun 03, '05 05:44:27PM

The images are nicely scalable in Dictionary, but if you drag them out they get rasterized to PNG :-(



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10.4: View images and maps in Dictionary
Authored by: Seth Milliken on Jun 03, '05 06:12:41PM

FYI, they are stored natively as PNGs. See /Library/Dictionaries/New Oxford American Dictionary.dict/Contents/Images



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10.4: View images and maps in Dictionary
Authored by: adrianm on Jun 05, '05 05:20:58AM

Indeed they are. Doesn't explain, though, why that map of Europe scales up really smoothly in Dictionary but not in Preview.

Maybe Dictionary has a better smoothing algorithm.



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10.4: View images and maps in Dictionary
Authored by: Nostromo1965 on Jun 03, '05 06:32:56PM

Eh? They scale nicely even after dragging them to the Desktop as .pngs as well. At least they do on my PowerBook.



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10.4: View images and maps in Dictionary
Authored by: Nostromo1965 on Jun 03, '05 06:39:46PM

I just noticed that on the map of the US, they misspelled Pittsburgh -- they leave off the "h"...



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10.4: View images and maps in Dictionary
Authored by: adrianm on Jun 05, '05 05:16:15AM

Well, as an English English speaker, I find most of the words spelled incorrectly :-)



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10.4: View images and maps in Dictionary
Authored by: arvind on Jun 05, '05 05:59:07PM

You mean like "color" ? :)



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