mobidict - a translating dictionary for j2me


mobidict is a translating dictionary for j2me. A tool is provided for building Palm OS .pdb dictionaries for the MIDP for Palm OS j2me implementation, from files in the TEI format.

Download mobidict

mobidict.prc (12 Kb) (May 15 2002) (This is for Palm OS ; here are the tools, the sources and the (.jad, .jar) pair for other MIDP devices.)

How to build dictionaries from files in the TEI format

First, install a j2ee XML implementation, for example Xerces.

Then download some TEI files from freedict.

Remove the DOCTYPE which doesn't please the parser (I don't know why).

Edit to make sure the CLASSPATH to Xerces is ok.

Make executable:
  chmod +x

Change dir to where the TEI files are located and type:
  [path to mobidict/tools]/ file.tei

This will create a file-VM00.pdb that you will be able to load into the device.


If you have any questions, bug reports or comments regarding mobidict, please send e-mail to


    Copyright (C) 2002  Raphael Jolly

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last updated on Mon May 20 2002