I am looking to create a database of 2000+ entries (with Unicode entries) but I am missing a suitable data entry form.
Ideally, you would be able to create a GTK+ frontend to a MySQL database, which would look like a form with Previous/Next buttons to browse the records and automatically write any changes in the entry fields to the database. (See [url removed, login to view] for inspiration. The problem with Glom is that copy & paste and tabbing don't work; unacceptable for large data entry.)
I would be compiling the frontend on ubuntu 11.04.
I would be thrilled if such a solution came into existence. However, there is a much simpler alternative, which I would be willing to consider: Instead of a MySQL database I would use a simple XML file with an HTML form as frontend. The idea should be the same: Previous/Next buttons load the previous/next entry and simultaneously save any changes made in the entry fields.
This second option is certainly much simpler. Most of the code can already be found at [url removed, login to view] and the project should take only a few hours.
I've attached a spreadsheet with the entry fields, their types and descriptions, if you want to quick money and have HTML skills and a few hours at your hands.
Else, please bid indicating which solution you would implement. (I am open for other suggestions, by the way. All I need is a way to export to XML and an intuitive interface to manage the database. I am not interested in solutions which rely heavily on closed source software, however, and everything will have to run on Linux with Firefox anyway. PM me if you have other suggestions.)