Something I've wanted to do for years is have all custom dictionaries synching so i never have to add the same words ever again.
There are some guides for how to sync windows MS office dictionaries across windows machines using dropbox/similar, since Ms office allows one to move the custom dictionary file and point office to it (i.e., in the dropbox folder).
There's a guide for how to do this with Firefox in windows, using a program called SyncBack to sync the firefox dictionary between its location and dropbox, so this would keep all firefox dictionaries synched, probably irrespective of OS. [edit: can use hard symbolic links to do this in windows & linux: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/complete-guide-to-symbolic-links-symlinks-on-windows-or-linux/ ]
What I really want: a way to sync all dictionaries, all the time. I dual boot between ubuntu & winXP at home, and I have winXP in the office which will be windows 7. This seems like 4 problems:
- Office on windows (easy)
- Firefox, OS unimportant (relatively easy with symbolic link)
- Libreoffice on Ubuntu (potentially easy with symbolic links: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.documentfoundation.libreoffice.user/17000)
- Sharing/syncing/merging MS office's custom.dic, firefox's prefdict.dat and libreoffice's standard.dic.
Number 4 seems like the biggie. My guess would be that libreoffice & word synching looks easiest simply because they're similar programs and use the same extension - I've not looked at the structures.
Can anyone pitch in with any ideas on how to accomplish this? It seems like this is a problem that (somewhat) plagues users of all OSs and text entry programs, that lends itself to cloud syncing more than many things (tiny files), and yet is still stuck in the wilderness...