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From Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary: version 0.1a_11:

  ============ mw ============
  This file was converted from the original database on:
            Thu Sep 16 09:55:21 2004
  
  The original data is available from:
       http://homepages.comnet.co.nz/~r-mahoney/mw_dict/mw_dict.html
  
  The original data was distributed with the notice shown below. No
  additional restrictions are claimed.  Please redistribute this changed
  version under the same conditions and restriction that apply to the
  original version.
  
  ================================================================================
  IMPORTANT NOTICE
  
  THE FILES DESCRIBED BELOW ARE STRICTLY FOR SCHOLARLY REFERENCE
  PURPOSES. ANY COMMERCIAL USE IS EXPLICITLY EXCLUDED. THE COPYRIGHT
  REMAINS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF COLOGNE (UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN).
  ================================================================================
  
  
  ================================================================================
  Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary (DICT Version)
  ================================================================================
  Version: 0.1a_11
  Last updated: Thu Sep 16 09:31:51 NZST 2004
  Based on the IITS - Cologne Digital Sanskrit Lexicon:
   http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/indologie/tamil/mwd_search.html
  Converted to DICT Protocol format by Richard Mahoney : r.mahoney@comnet.net.nz
  Latest Version:
   http://homepages.comnet.co.nz/~r-mahoney/mw_dict/mw_dict.html
  
  
  ================================================================================
  BACKGROUND
  
  This DICT version of the `Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary'
  stems from the `Cologne Digital Sanskrit Lexicon' (CDSL). The CDSL
  itself results from a project described in the `Report on the Cologne
  Sanskrit Dictionary Project'
  (http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/indologie/tamil/mwreport.html).
  
  This version is available through the generosity of Drs Thomas Malten
  (Universitaet zu Koeln) and Claude Setzer (Fairfield, Iowa). Dr Malten
  kindly allowed the dictionary to be made available in this form. Dr
  Setzer provided a CD-ROM of the dictionary without which this version
  could not have been made.
  
  While this DICT version is freely available the financial cost of
  developing a resource such as the CDSL remains significant. Those who
  find this version useful might consider supporting the continued
  development of the Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary Project. Contributions
  should be sent to:
  
   Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary Project
   Institute of Indology and Tamil Studies (IITS)
   University of Cologne
   Pohligstr. 1
   50969 Koeln
   Germany
  
  The CD-ROM version includes an application for searching under
  Microsoft Windows. Enquiries should be directed to:
  
   Dr Thomas Malten (Universitaet zu Koeln): th.malten@uni-koeln.de or
   Dr Claude Setzer (Fairfield, Iowa): cssetzer@mum.edu
  
  
  ================================================================================
  INSTALLATION ON UNIX OR UNIX-LIKE SYSTEM
  
  1) install `dictd', `dict' and `dictd-database' :
  
  eg. on FreeBSD
   
   [root@mahoney] ~ $ cd /usr/ports/net/dictd
  
   [root@mahoney] ~ $ make clean && make && make install && make clean
  
   [root@mahoney] ~ $ cd /usr/ports/textproc/dict
  
   [root@mahoney] ~ $ make clean && make && make install && make clean
  
   [root@mahoney] ~ $ cd /usr/ports/net/dictd-database
  
   [root@mahoney] ~ $ make clean && make && make install && make clean
  
  
  2) create and edit `dict.conf' :
  
  eg. on FreeBSD
  
   [root@mahoney] ~ $ touch /usr/local/etc/dict.conf
  
   or
  
   [rbm49@mahoney] ~ $ touch ~/.dictrc
  
  then add the following to `dict.conf' or `~/.dictrc' :
  
   server localhost
   server dict.org
  
  
  3) download archive (mw_DICT_proto.zip) :
   
  eg. on FreeBSD
   
   [rbm49@mahoney] ~ $ wget \
   http://homepages.comnet.co.nz/~r-mahoney/mw_dict/mw_DICT_proto.zip
  
  
  4) uncompress and untar archive (mw_DICT_proto.zip) :
  
  eg. on FreeBSD
   
   [rbm49@mahoney] ~ $ unzip mw_DICT_proto.zip
  
  
  5) place `mw.dict.dz' and `mw.index' in a suitable directory:
  
  eg. on FreeBSD
  
   [root@mahoney] ~ $ cp mw.dict.dz /usr/local/lib/dict/
  
   [root@mahoney] ~ $ cp mw.index /usr/local/lib/dict/
  
  
  6) edit `dictd.conf' :
  
  eg. on FreeBSD add the following to `/usr/local/etc/dictd.conf' :
  
   database mw { data "/usr/local/lib/dict/mw.dict.dz"
   index "/usr/local/lib/dict/mw.index" 
  
  
  7) stop and start `dictd' :
  
  eg. on FreeBSD
  
   [root@mahoney] ~ $ /usr/local/etc/rc.d/dictd.sh stop
  
   [root@mahoney] ~ $ /usr/local/etc/rc.d/dictd.sh start
  
  
  8) test that `mw' is available :
  
  eg. on FreeBSD
   
   [rbm49@mahoney] ~ $ dict -D
   Databases available:
   web1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
   wn WordNet (r) 1.7
   gazetteer U.S. Gazetteer (1990)
   jargon Jargon File (4.3.1, 29 Jun 2001)
   foldoc The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (09 FEB 02)
   elements Elements database 20001107
   easton Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
   hitchcock Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)
   vera V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms December 2001
   devils THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY ((C)1911 Released April 15 1993)
   world95 The CIA World Factbook (1995)
   mw Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary: version 0.1a_11
  
  
  9) read the `man' pages :
  
  eg. on FreeBSD
   
   [rbm49@mahoney] ~ $ man dictd
  
   [rbm49@mahoney] ~ $ man dict
  
  
  10) search using Harvard-Kyoto transliteration (not case sensitive) :
  
  eg. on FreeBSD
  
   [rbm49@mahoney] ~ $ dict prajJapti
  
  or
  
   [rbm49@mahoney] ~ $ dict prajjapti
   
  
  
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  INSTALLATION ON MICROSOFT WINDOWS OR MACINTOSH SYSTEM
  
  Consult `Client Software Compiled for MicroSoft Windows' and `Client
   Software Compiled for the Macintosh' at :
  
   http://www.dict.org/links.html
  
  
  ================================================================================
  RELEASE NOTES
  
  Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary: Version: 0.1a_11 is a
  prototype / development release. It appears to be reasonably reliable,
  but it still requires widespread testing. Please direct all comments
  and suggestions to Richard MAHONEY .
  
  
  ================================================================================
  TO DO
  
  Provide regular releases as source text file is improved.
  
  
  ================================================================================