Use of a local Dictionnary (Mac OsX) and switch between local and web environments | LWT: Basic questions, set up, troubleshooting, feedback | Forum

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Use of a local Dictionnary (Mac OsX) and switch between local and web environments
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November 3, 2011
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claude_le_lorrain
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Thank you so much for this useful tool and thank you Benny for the video explaining the most important part of the software. I use lwt locally on my own computer then I am not connected to the internet (thanks for the useful explanations) and on the site of fluentin3months.com otherwise. Is it possible to update easily my two different spaces of work ? 

When I work locally on my computer, is it possible to use my (very) good local dictionary (New Oxford American Dictionary) provided by my OS ? or it is only possible to use web-dictionary ?

(Sorry for my English, I am a French guy ...)

Thank you again for this good job

Claude

November 4, 2011
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Could you explain your motivation for and the additional benefits you get from using fi3m.com/lwt instead of your local installation? For instance:

On how many computers do you use LWT? Are you using (or do you intend to use) LWT on computers with different families of operating systems (i.e., mac & win)?

If mobility (i.e. being able to use LWT on different computers) is an issue, you look if there is a "portable" version of XAMPP for OS X as well. You could install this on your USB flash drive and use it on various computers.

November 7, 2011
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claude_le_lorrain
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Thank you for your reply.

Te problem is not the use of LWT from one computer to another, it is more a question of local to the computer or on the fi3m.com server.

I use fi3m.com/lwt instead of my local installation when I have a wifi connection (of course ;-))  because I like the web-dictionary "word reference" : so every time I have access to the internet I use this fi3m.com/lwt configuration. But sometimes on Holiday for example I don't have access to the internet and I use my local configuration with my local English Dictionary. So my question was : Is it possible to link directly this local dictionary in the local lwt environment? And second question : is it possible to update my vocabulary list from one configuration to the other.

Thank you

November 8, 2011
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Yes - switching between online and offline is fine, but we are currently debugging the export/import feature, which has been unstable. Hopefully we'll have it fully operational soon, but in the mean time play around with different browsers and you may get it to work!

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