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10.5: slash-o's are back in Leopard
Authored by: mzajac on Dec 01, '07 03:50:38PM

I upgraded to Leopard, and it appears that the dictionary database has been updated, unfortunately with the slash-o's intact in the US IPA pronunciation.

I'm not sure about stress symbols—I see primary and secondary stress used correctly in "electrification", "syllabify", and elsewhere, but a strange use of a double high line for secondary stress in "apropos" and others.

(Also, many derivatives appear to mix the American diacritical system in with US IPA. Examples: "syllabification", "optimality" and "optimally", "stipulation" and "stipulator")

Any response to bugs filed with Apple? Will the original fix still work in Leopard?



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10.5: slash-o's are back in Leopard
Authored by: Rhywun on Jan 14, '08 08:33:16PM

Yes, I noticed a lot of this too, both in Tiger and now Leopard. It's so broken that it's useless. For example, set it to "Diacritical" and you still get a mixture of Webster's and IPA. (And "stipulate" becomes "steepulate"....) Sigh.

I'd just as soon turn it off.



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10.5: the fix won't work in Leopard.
Authored by: mzajac on Feb 12, '08 11:19:12AM

It looks like Leopard's dictionary data is stored in a binary format, so the fix in this hint won't work any more. The data stored in a 42.8 MB file at a slightly different path:

/Library/Dictionaries/New Oxford American Dictionary.dictionary/Contents/Body.data



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10.5: the fix won't work in Leopard.
Authored by: p0pper on Apr 19, '10 12:59:37AM

though this is quite an old thread, i'd just like to note that the issue has finally been fixed in snow leopard (at least 10.6.3 or later)

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