Is it possible to get DAB output to display labels for common fields?


#1

I just created an App using Dictionary App Builder 1.5. When Iook at the information in an entry, I can see the data for the common fields but I do not see any labels. For example I see this

In case the image doesn’t show up right, I see the lexeme form for the three vernacular languages in this data set, but I do not see the abbreviations that would tell me which entry goes with which vernacular language.

In other entries, I can see that there are glosses for two analysis languages, but I do not see the abbreviations that tell me which analysis language is which.


#2

Hello Scott,

What are you using for your import into DAB? In DAB 2.0, we added the ability import XHTML from FLEx. Here is a blurb from the release notes (https://software.sil.org/dictionaryappbuilder/release-notes/):

XHTML Lexicon import:

  • In addition to lexicons specified in LIFT format, DAB can now import XHTML files as exported from Fieldworks Language Explorer (FLEx).
  • This means the formatting of lexical entries can be defined using the configuration options within FLEx and then displayed in this way within the app, in a similar way to which entries are displayed using Webonary.

#3

Thank you Chris,

I was importing a LIFT file that I had exported out of FLEx 3.8. I’ll
try the XHTML option.

Scott


#4

I’ve created a new app that’s based upon the XHTML formatted output of the configured dictionary. In the configured dictionary, I have the entry set to look like this
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You are seeing the lexeme form, followed by the English Gloss. In addition to English, this project has 5 other analysis langauges. Each Analysis language appears, with an abbreviation for the language name, followed by that language’s gloss.

In the app I see this
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The english gloss is on it’s own line…which is probably a configuration error on my part…but the other glosses are jumbled together on one line and do not have the abbreviation.

Any ideas?