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Author Topic: IDEA: ACRONYM database  (Read 2586 times)


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IDEA: ACRONYM database
« on: February 18, 2008, 03:00:00 PM »
Many of my friends don't even know anything about the mail and instant messaging acronyms http://www.jabber.or.../userguide/#acronyms. AFAIK, LOL, BBS, B/C and of course RTFM  >:(

What I'm searching for is a real tiny application (that I can send via email) which allows others to search for acronyms.

Let's say... they start the application and they see a search field. After they've entered let's say LOL, a list appears and an explaination follows what LOL (or whatever) means.

Interesting would be the possibility to add new acronyms without editing the source code.


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Re: IDEA: ACRONYM database
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008, 03:28:59 PM »
Hello everyone, after a quite bit of work, AcroSuite is here, and with it comes some new features, which I think you all will enjoy.  For some reason the readme did not update despite the fact I edited it, I apologize and the next updated version will include it.  Also ahead of time I apologize for any lack of updates.  Ideas for AcroLiminator are very short at this point. But on to the program.


You may ask, what is AcroSuite? And why isnt it AcroLiminator anymore?  AcroSuite, is the combination of the old what I considered unpopular tool, AcroDictionary, and AcroLiminator.  Why have 2 programs, one to change the acronyms, and one to look them up, why not 1 streamlined program?  Well AcroSuite now does that.  Along with it comes a few new cool features.  For example the tray menus, you will find 3 seperate tray menus, AcroLiminator, AcroDictionary, and Donate.  AcroLiminator, and AcroDictionary display submenus which allow you to perform various commands within the programs.  Donate, well of course it allows you to donate.  Please don't feel obliged to donate because of this, we believe this makes it easier on you, and puts the message of donating out there a bit more.  We do not require donations, and do not beg for them.  It is simply optional, and we will never make a dumbed down program for users that don't donate.  I apologize for rambling, its late and im tired hehe.  Anyways, on to the change log.

Change log
- Added AcroDictionary
- Renamed to AcroSuite
- Added organized tray menu with more menus
- Added help files
- Added more options in tray menu
- Added new icon

Also I plan to create a custom icon soon, so be prepared.  Well I believe this is it, so please give any feedback you can.  I hope to provide a bug report system in the next release, which I am aiming for, the keyword being aiming for, I do not guarantee anything, Next week around this time.  If you have any suggestions, please let me know, if you think its dumb, please still tell me.  A suggestion is often only dumb in the eyes of the one with the suggestion.  Anyways, feedback, and bug reports are gladly taken.  Thanks everyone!! :)

havent used it but go have a look at that thread and see what you think


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Re: IDEA: ACRONYM database
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008, 04:44:16 PM »
Somewhere down this page is a list of windows clients to the dict(ionary) server. Maybe these programs work for you.

foldoc and jargon file are the most appropriate dictionaries I think.


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Re: IDEA: ACRONYM database
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008, 05:56:36 PM »
This is what I use http://www.acronymgenie.com/


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Re: IDEA: ACRONYM database
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008, 06:07:29 PM »
Acronym Finder is what I use. See Acronym Finder Search Tools for details.