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This currently holds a web service running title prefix searches for Apple's Dictionary application in Mac OS X 10.5.



  • Apache+PHP+json extension
  • apple-dictionary front-end web service
    • This is a short PHP script which sends requests to our OpenSearch suggest web service and returns HTML-formatted results in the microformat that Apple's tool expects.


  • Production use began October 2007 with release of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
  • Switched to OpenSearch backend in January 2008 to resolve performance and updating issues


  • Apple's client sends all queries as lowercase, so this requires a case-insensitive OpenSearch suggest backend. Currently this is provided using the TitleKey extension to MediaWiki.

How to recover in a hurry

  1. set up an Apache+PHP box serving
    • PHP's json extension required
  2. install apple-dictionary/index.php in the document root