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Old 08-15-2008, 06:56 AM   #1
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how could i use merriam-webster dictionary on linux off -line?


i wanna use dictionary when i am off line. thanks.
 
Old 08-15-2008, 07:23 AM   #2
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I want to use the dictionary when I am off line.

I assume you mean the Merriam Webster online dictionary.....This is a service which appears to be supported by advertising, an online store, etc. What would you guess their business plan says about simply giving you all the files? Would you make the files available if you were running a similar site?
 
Old 08-15-2008, 10:25 AM   #3
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sorry,what you mean?
 
Old 08-15-2008, 10:27 AM   #4
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Basically, pixellany's point is that you can't. Why don't you buy a dictionary?
 
Old 08-15-2008, 11:29 AM   #5
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sorry,what you mean?
Rather than post something like this, please tell us exactly what you don't understand.
 
Old 08-15-2008, 05:06 PM   #6
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An alternate solution to the merriam-webster online dictionary is to use dictd (http://www.dictd.org). Depending on your distro this should be available for install. You can pick the dictionaries you want to use but this does have a Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) available. There are various clients available for this both command-line and GUI. This will enable you to have a dictionary available to you at all times, whether online or offline.
 
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