tortipede (tortipede) wrote in linguaphiles,

Problems with excellent-looking Greek (ancient and modern) resources site

I recently came across the excellent-looking www.projethomere.com when I was looking for a decent online Modern Greek dictionary. I've tried opening two or three different texts on there (specifically, Volume 9 of the Dimitrakou dictionary) but all I get is a cute little drawing of a bicycle with two spinning "loading" discs for wheels, and the word "Typesetting". I've tried in different browsers, from different machines (Firefox for Ubuntu and Windows XP, Chromium for Ubuntu, IE for XP, Android phone); I've asked the website for help but, writing in French, gave them the impression I was trying to download the book rather than consult it online, resulting in help that wasn't actually helpful... I don't know if it could be that it requires a specific version of Flash, or needs me to have a Scribd account, or...

Just wondering if anybody else is/isn't able to access this impressive-looking site, and if anyone can suggest why I can't. Also, y'know, if it works after all -- it really does look very good indeed...
Tags: ancient greek, dialects, dictionaries, greek
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lied_ohne_worte

May 30 2014, 23:52:25 UTC 1 month ago

I get the bicycle on the site you linked, as well. From the look of the site and the source code, I assume the bit on the bottom is intended to be an embed of a Scribd book, but considering that I can't get it to work either in two separate browsers, it seems to be broken.

However, when I click the link on top of that, with the Greek title, I can see a rather nice-looking dictionary of 547 pages on Scribd, not that I understand any of it. Can you see the book on Scribd? I can do so without being logged in.

tortipede

May 31 2014, 07:22:40 UTC 1 month ago

<rueful face>Oops, should have looked at the cource-code myself — I thought of doing so...</rueful face>

Yes, I can see the dictionary on Scribd, which is both (a) how I stumbled across projethomere and (b) why I suspected Scribd might be implicated. Unfortunately, if you scroll through it on Scribd, you find that most of it isn't available on a Free Preview. I've seen a few things on Scribd lately that I'd like, but have been reluctant to join because I'm not sure if they're all legally uploaded... (Much as I want to save money, ripping off the publishers of interesting academic books doesn't seem entirely ethical...)