A quick-n-dirty tool to convert XDXF dictionary files to Apple Dictionary plug-ins.

What you will need:

How to use:

From Xcode

  1. Copy your XDXF file into the xdxf folder.
  2. Open xdxf.xcodeproj.
  3. Go to Project > Edit Active Target "make"
  4. Change OUTPUT_NAME from "eng_spa" to whatever your XDXF file is named (less the .xdxf extension).
  5. Click the build button.
  6. Copy the temp/OUTPUT_NAME.dictionary file to ~/Library/Dictionaries.
    (PS: These instructions are for Xcode 3.2.6. I keep it around for little projects like this.)

From Terminal

  1. Copy your XDXF file into the xdxf folder.
  2. Run the following command: OUTPUT_NAME="<xdxf>" make
    (Where <xdxf> is whatever your XDXF file is named (less the .xdxf extension).)
  3. Copy the temp/OUTPUT_NAME.dictionary file to ~/Library/Dictionaries.