This is a 16bit Windows 3.1 application: minimum requirement 20MHz 386, 8Mb RAM 2Mb disk, 256 colour SVGA.
All Dictionary functions
What does not
Help search authors: clicking on the alphabet buttons does not work but Authors lists can be displayed by using the navigation arrows in the applications toolbar. The font display is very small on the help screens
Help does not work unless *.HLP files are copied to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows or symlinked
Fonts will not display correctly unless moved to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/fonts but this is a known issue with the original windows application and is noted in the README.TXT file
What was not tested
DDE link to Word for Windows
This is an old application but as I paid Â£30 for a legal copy in 1997 (a few months before it was 'free' on a magazine cover) I no more wish to throw it away than I would the printed second edition that cost me Â£25 in 1974. It works with Linux, the last need for windows has gone.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 20 2007||0.9.41.||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
No problems to install using Wine. As it is a Win3.1 application it is best to create an installation directory with a DOS8.3 style name for installation rather than use 'Program Files' eg
After installing copy the dictionary data file DATA/NEWSOEDS.AND from the CD-ROM to ~/.wine/drive_c/PROGRAMS/SOED/DATA/NEWSOEDS.AND and then edit ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/NEWSOED.INI . Change the 'DataFile=' line to indicate the new location eg
Move the fonts that the installer has placed in ~/.wine/drive_c/windows to ~/.wine/drive_c/fontsCreate symlinks in ~/.wine/drive_c/windows to the help files (AUTHORS.HLP, GUIDE.HLP, NEWSOED.HLP) in ~/.wine/drive_c/PROGRAMS/SOED