How to import a table (\tb) into flex

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Bart-Jacqueline Eenkhoorn

Jun 21, 2022, 11:51:29 AMJun 21
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Dear flex experts,

The mdf dictionary I am trying to import currently has tables under \tb as in the following exemple, with user styles t_xv and t_xe:

\tb t_xv:{boiɲinibo}; t_xe:{le levé du soleil}
\tb t_xv:{boitaaraun}; t_xe:{en plein soleil}
\tb t_xv:{boiŋɔɔn}; t_xe:{chaleur du soleil}
\tb t_xv:{boidinxyei}; t_xe:{soleil brillant}
\tb t_xv:{boiton}; t_xe:{lʼouest}
\tb t_xv:{boidinsaun}; t_xe:{rayon solaire}
\tb t_xv:{boishoora}; t_xe:{parasol}

What would be the best way to import such a table  into flex, hopefully with the possibility / option of a table-lookalike-format with two colums?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

PS. The mdf manual has the following explanations:


Jeff Heath

Jun 23, 2022, 4:04:27 PMJun 23
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As far as I know, you can only put a table into a custom field. The process is described in this course:
on slides 37-42.

Mike Maxwell

Jun 23, 2022, 4:37:48 PMJun 23
I somehow missed the original msg, but: FLEx is a tool that is based on
linguistic concepts. A table *per se* is not a linguistic concept,
hence the lack of ways to import it. Linguistic concepts that are
sometimes *represented* as tables include paradigms, and possibly lists
of words derived from a given word. Looking at the table below, I'd
guess this is the latter: words derived from 'boi' "sunlight" (or
possibly 'boiT' where 'T' is some kind of alveolar consonant, and the
various consonants following the 'boi' represent allomorphic changes),
together with each derived word's gloss.

If that's the case, then maybe what you're looking for is a way to
import subentries (or more generally, related entries that can be
displayed as subentries in a printed or on-line dictionary). I'm sure
there is such a way to import subentries; to be used on these column
labels, it would likely require munging of the import code, or
alternatively conversion of the existing SFM codes to the MDF codes for
subentries and their glosses.

The output format for your FLEx print (or on-line) dictionary could be a
table, although there are doubtless other formats.

Mike Maxwell
University of Maryland
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Bart Eenkhoorn

Jun 24, 2022, 4:05:29 AMJun 24
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Thank you Jeff, I was figuring as much.

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