This page contains some important information on the (freeware) distribution of Glossword, a software for making online multilingual glossaries, dictionaries, encyclopedias.
Glossword setup wizard
(install 1.8.0, update from 1.6.x and 1.7.x, uninstall)
If you have technical problems with running, installing, or updating Glossword write to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information:
If you need a hosting for your Glossword installation, try (could be your company name).
Glossword is freeware, but it needs your financial support in order to be the modern dictionary management software. Your donation will go to help the developer keep up the Glossword growth. Author needs in regular payments for internet access, rental fees, clothes, and food.
Donators have higher priority for support and receive quicker resolution for any issues related to Glossword usage.
How to donate
Use MoneyBookers.com online payment system. Send money using MoneyBookers interface to email@example.com.
As PayPal does not operate in Russian Federation, use Western Union. To send money find the nearest Western Union department located in your city. In the application form please specify: Your name, Your city, Country, Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN).Receiver:
Using donation you may order specific options for your Glossword installation like "copyright removal" and more components like FAQ manager, Links catalog, Mailing list, News feed. Please contact for more details.
Several tips, you need to know before to start tuning and customizing the software.
Search-friendly URLsTo enable Apache`s module ‘mod_rewrite’:
Database caching is used to speed up website. When enabled, some pages displayed as fast as static HTML. It takes about 50 Kbytes on disk, + 1..30 Kbytes per dictionary (uncompressed). To enable, open ‘glossword/inc/config.inc.php’, search for section ‘‘System settings’’ and set $sys['is_cache'] to 1:
In addition, you can enable or disable Zlib compression for cache files and change directory name. Make sure cache directory is writable by server. Zlib compression allows to save extra space but takes a little more CPU.
Besides caching database results, Glossword allows to turn on HTTP-caching. It is when a page contents will be loaded from browser`s cache on every repeated page request instead of being transfered from the server to user.
The text of definitions and all HTML-code is parsed by special PHP-functions for transformation before to output.
You may declare your own PHP-function inside file ‘glossword/custom_vars.php’ and then just to add the function name to configuration:
Extension "Autolinks", which is included into package by default, works in the same way. By changing value of $sys['is_debug_output'] it is possible to activate or deactivate all post-processing functions.
Example Glossword dictionary. Used more than 40 languages.
Log in, create dictionary, import XML-file.
You may remove ‘/glossword/support’ directory from this server.
© 2002-2006 Dmitry N. Shilnikov, Glossword developer