tortipede (tortipede ) wrote in linguaphiles ,

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

I recently came across the excellent-looking 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
<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...)


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