This is a copy of Readme.txt of WordMate, just in the case to help you know how it works
WordMate is a dictionary application for Google Android platform.
WordMate uses it's own format dictionary data file(*.dwm). Users can make dictionaries by using the generator wmgen.exe.
Edit dictionary Source files.
Any text editor (Notepad, Ultraedit-32) can be used for editing dictionary source files. A dictionary source file must follow the format shown below:
Line 1: Title of dictionary
Line 2: Information about dictionary(description, word count, author, email...)
Line 3: Word 1
Line 4: Definition of word 1
Line 5: Word 2
Line 6: Definition of word 2
Basically, the odd lines are words and the even lines are definitions. Definition field supports html language tags, such as
for new line, <b> and </b> for bold, <font color=XXX> and </font> for color, etc. A sample file named "sample.txt" is provided to help users to understand the format.
Make dictionary files
Users can use wmgen.exe to convert a source file into .dwm dictionary file. Wmgen is a command-line tool running on windows command console. It has two options. "-i" is ignore case, for example, when the user input "a", the capital letter "A" will be also found with this option, this is ideal for english indexed dictionaries. The other option is "-gbk", by default (and I recommanded), WordMate will read the file with UTF-8 encoding; however, this option will indicate that the file is Chinese GBK encoding. Only dictionaries with Chinese charactors may need this option.
Use dictionary files with WordMate
Put dictionary files into directory "/sdcard/wordmate/". WordMate will read *.dwm files in the path.
WordMate is far from complete at the moment, if you have any question or suggestion, please don't hesitate to contact me. I hope you enjoy it.