[NTLK] Dictionary transplant

Matej Horvat matej.horvat at guest.arnes.si
Mon May 9 11:35:02 PDT 2022

Dictionaries are NewtonScript objects. There's a global variable called  
"dictionaries" which is an array of all available dictionaries. Each is a  
frame with some flags that describe the situations where the dictionary is  
used (does it have common words, given names, month names, etc.) and a  
binary object with the actual data. You probably only need to transplant  
the latter; if you print out the whole array in the NTK Inspector, you  
will see the relevant ROM addresses.

If you don't succeed in transplanting (for example because you can't fit  
the German dictionaries into the space occupied by their English  
counterparts), you can still extract the binary objects and put them into  
a package - either as a "dict" part (which the OS will install  
automatically; officially undocumented but reverse engineered by Paul  
Guyot) or as an "auto" part where you'll need to write the installation  
code yourself, but in the end it'll work the same. I describe the latter  
method on my site (it should be the same for OS 2.x):


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