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Old 03-05-2008, 04:34 AM   #1
gaurav pant
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how to get english to english dictonary for linux


sir,
i am the student of mca.i have two operating systems in my system
-linux(redhat 4)
-window-xp
i already have a dictonary for window-xp but i can not be able to get english to english dictonary for linux(redhat 4)due to which i am facing many problems.

please suggest best solutions for this problem.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 05:35 AM   #2
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What is an english to english dictionary?
 
Old 03-05-2008, 12:19 PM   #3
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try Jalingo, it is a java dictionary platform, you can install many other dictionaries.

Good luck
 
Old 03-05-2008, 12:40 PM   #4
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jschiwal,

My guess is it is a dictionary in which you type in an English word and it tells you what the same word would be in English.

For example, you type in "dog" and it tells you that in English the correct word is "dog". You type in "house" and it outputs the English equivalent, "house".

Here is my proposed "English to English" dictionary:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
# e2e.sh - Translates a word entered in English into English
echo -n Input an English word:\
read ENGLISH
echo That word translates to \"$ENGLISH\" in English.
Not very useful, but hopefully humorous.

Forrest

p.s. If you want a dictionary that defines English words, try http://www.dict.org

Last edited by forrestt; 03-05-2008 at 12:43 PM.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 01:54 PM   #5
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As usual Google is your best friend. Unfortunately, afaik there's no free online OUP proper dictionary. It'd be great to have access to it. The annual subscription costs over 200.
Still, you've got hundreds of other websites with online dictionaries.

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Old 03-05-2008, 08:35 PM   #6
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or maybe you should try this:

http://dictionary.reference.com/
 
Old 03-05-2008, 08:51 PM   #7
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So which dictionary are you using for xp? Linux does have a number of dictionaries but they are mostly the outdated kind (early 20th century). Have you tried stardict or the dictionary search tool that comes with Gnome?
 
Old 03-06-2008, 01:04 AM   #8
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KDE has an online dictionary. I don't know the name, but it should be there in Start->Internet->Other. I've bound it to Win+D, and its pretty helpful sometimes.
Otherwise when I'm in front of a browser I just search for "define:difficultword" on google. Bind that to a browser shortcut too.
And I have this in my .emacs to do the same whenever I come across a tough word while browsing textfiles (not very often actually):
Code:
;; Look up definition of word on google. 
;; For more, see http://xahlee.org/emacs/elisp_examples.html
(defun word-definition-lookup ()
"Look up the word under cursor in a browser."
 (interactive)
 (browse-url-lynx-xterm
  (concat "http://www.google.co.in/search?hl=en&q=define%3A"
          (thing-at-point 'word)))
 )
 
Old 04-28-2008, 03:41 AM   #9
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So which dictionary are you using for xp? Linux does have a number of dictionaries but they are mostly the outdated kind (early 20th century). Have you tried stardict or the dictionary search tool that comes with Gnome?

thanks for reply.
i m using Oxford and cambrig both in XP.can any of these run in linux?Perhaps the dictonary which we get with genome searchs the word online.I needs a dictonary which work offline.

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Old 04-28-2008, 04:15 AM   #10
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The big problem is that most dictionaries are copyrighted, so it's difficult-to-impossible to include any good ones in a Free distribution. You're mostly limited to outdated public-domain versions, incomplete free compilations, or online sources. If there are any dictionary publishers that produce electronic versions for Linux, I don't know them.

One option you can try is to run something like WordWeb under wine. It seems to run fairly well for me at least.
 
Old 04-28-2008, 04:40 AM   #11
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try Jalingo, it is a java dictionary platform, you can install many other dictionaries.

Good luck
thanks for reply

sorry frnd i can not be able to get what u want to say?
Actually i m a newbie for linux.i have installed redhat 4 in my pc.

i have read some information from web about Jalingo and i have dopwnloded jalingo-setup-0.6.0 and also as u are saying that it a dictionary plateform therefore i have to install some other dictonary to meet out my problem.The same thing is written on that pages.Whether i have to install any other english-to-english dictonary i.e a dictonary in which i type any english word and it will give its meaning.



therefore tell me what should i do now?I have not installed jalingo-setup-0.6.0 software by now.

thanks
 
Old 04-30-2008, 07:29 AM   #12
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english to english dictionary

'R Dear G,
I suspect you after a thesaurus with similar and dissimilar words. best of luck on t'internet unless you pay for it. A trip to a cheap book store to acquire 'Roget's Thesaurus' might be in order. Old fashioned but effective.

Fred
 
Old 04-30-2008, 11:17 AM   #13
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Hi.

The project http://stardict.sourceforge.net/ (as mentioned by jay73 earlier) seems to be for downloading dictionaries and software to query them ... cheers, makyo

Last edited by makyo; 04-30-2008 at 08:02 PM. Reason: credit jay73.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 07:23 PM   #14
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If he wants a thesaurus: http://thesaurus.reference.com/
 
  


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