Searching Latin dictionary with accents not working

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Manie van den Heever | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Nov 9 2020 1:38 AM

I purchased Leo Stelten's Dictionary of Ecclesiastical Latin today, but unfortunately (?) Latin words are written with (acute) accents indicating syllable stress, e.g. hypodiáconus. This means that entries from DEL are not found by right-clicking on a word, such as hypodiaconus, in a Latin text. Lewis and Short's Latin Dictionary also uses diacritics (macrons) indicating vowel length, but these pose no problem, e.g. in the word hy̆pŏdĭācŏnus. If Logos can search an unaccented word in a text and find it with vowel length markers in Lewis and Short, why can't it find words with acute accents? I now have to search in Dictionary of Ecclesiastical Latin manually. This is frustrating, since I study medieval and later Christian Latin texts, for which this resource should come in very handy. Or is there a way of solving this (like some setting) of which I am not aware?

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 9 2020 5:44 AM

Hi Manie ... welcome to the forums!

The book you purchased is an 'ebook', where Faithlife simply scans in the publisher file, and automatically adds tags for Bible refs and headers.  Otherwise it's a plain text book .... and doesn't perform as expected.

Typically the book WILL get properly tagged, and then moved to Logos. com (with a price increase).

So, yes, you're right. But you likely saved money, after they tag it. I ordered after seeing your post! For too many years, I was using https://www.logos.com/product/3608/dictionary-of-latin-and-greek-theological-terms?ssi=0 and hoping for https://www.logos.com/product/185239/a-patristic-greek-lexicon (though not latin).

I'm sure you already have:

https://www.logos.com/product/2140/an-introduction-to-ecclesiastical-latin 

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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