What is it?
The megabyte_data Multilingual European Mammal Dictionary
is a collection of
about 5,000 mammal names stored in 58 separate language data tables that are
interconnected on demand by the user to generate language-specific listings, bilingual dictionaries and
species-specific multilingual data displays.
In theory, 58 language tables enable the generation of 3306
(= 58 x 57) different 2-way dictionaries. This would be an absolute publisher's nightmare,
and no-one would ever dream of printing such a product on paper (?)...
Display font issues
To enable correct mammal name viewing in any available native language, data display pages are hard-coded to force the Unicode UTF-8 character set,
and to use the Windows Verdana font.
However, the script itself appears to not be able to deal with locale-specific data sorts. Ah, well, a small problem, but be aware that
sorting data within an interactive table will send most of the items that start with diacritics to the 'end of the sort' (i.e
in Unicode-order). This applies to most of the European languages written in 'Latin' script. Cyrillic, Armenian and Georgian tables
are not affected.
To quickly re-sort a particular language listing in its native order, just Refresh the page.
Enjoy: dig it while it still exists !
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