Links to Another Card

Linking to other cards

A card or subentry (subcard) can contain a link to another card (for example, a synonym or antonym). To create a hyperlink, you should type one of the headwords of the card referenced to in the body of your card enclosing it in broken brackets. A word in broken brackets may be placed in any part of the card but in subentry headword; you aren’t obliged to put it in the beginning of a line. When it comes to displaying a card, a link isn’t marked with any specific sign but displayed in the same colour as subentry headword. When you click it another card with the word’s translation opens.

For example, the following card contains a link to the word “binary”:

   данные, см. также <<binary>>

If you create a link to a card, the headword of which contains an unsorted part, you can refer to any of the respective headword variants. In any case, the unsorted part of the  headword must be suppressed.

Inserting a link to a card from another dictionary

  1. To insert a link to a card from another dictionary, use the [ref] tag. Use the name of the desired dictionary as the tag’s parameter.
  2. The name of the dictionary should be enclosed in quotation marks and preceded by the “dict” suffix.
  3. If the parameter is not specified, the link will point to a card from the same dictionary that contains the card with the link.
  4. The [ref] tag should be closed by [/ref].

The old link designation ‘<<>>’ is also supported in this new version of ABBYY Lingvo x3. But these designations should be used only for links within one dictionary.

For example:

[ref dict="Another dictionary (En-Ru)"]some word[/ref]

Note. When using the [ref] and [/ref] tags, make sure that the card you refer to actually exists, as DSL Compiler will not automatically check the validity of such references.

Links to Another Card