The Louisiana Classicist

July 21, 2011

resources: Interpres (for Mac)

Filed under: resources — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 10:24 am
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For those of us who work with Mac, the recent update to OSX Lion has changed the operability of some programs. From LatinTeach user Lauren Janowitz:

One big change is that Lion removes support for older, PowerPC-based software, meaning that none of this software will work after upgrading. One piece of software that falls into this category is Latin WORDS, which is a Mac version of the Whitaker’s Words dictionary/parser. Thankfully, I was able to find a nearly identical replacement that will work under Lion.

Interpes is an excellent Words replacement that maintains the very fast startup time (and is also free).

Lauren also informs us that Mac users can check the compatibility of other programs by following the procedure laid out at Tekserve.

Versions of WORDS also exists for DOS, Windows (95/NT/98/ME/2000/XP), Linux and FreeBSD, and OS/2.

What resources do you think we should know about? Any gems out there for i-devices?




  1. Interpres doesn’t seem to work for Lion–what to do? Do you mean something else?

    Comment by Ovid — July 21, 2011 @ 1:54 pm | Reply

  2. I have to admit, I don’t actually run Mac myself, so I was only going with reported information. Any Mac gurus willing to help us out?

    Comment by Ann Ostrom — July 21, 2011 @ 4:50 pm | Reply

  3. It should work very well with Lion, unless there’s another problem unrelated to the program that you’re having. You can download the official Interpres version here:

    Comment by Alibi — July 28, 2011 @ 10:35 am | Reply

  4. As of July 21st, Interpres did not work with Lion. A new Lion compatible build (version 1.4) came out on July 25th. As a side benefit, this new build also includes the most recent version of the core words command line program. If you prefer to use words from the command line (i.e., within, I’ve posted a universal binary of the command line program here:

    Comment by David Sanson — July 30, 2011 @ 9:22 pm | Reply

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