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Old 05-08-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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offline dictionary


back in my ubuntu days i had a pretty good offline dictionary using synaptic package manager i would download: dictd, dict-gcide, dict-moby-thesaurus, along with a few translating dictionarys like english to latin... etc.

similar to this walkthrough:
http://digitizor.com/2010/02/03/how-...y-in-ubuntu-2/

never could get it to work w/ the gui but it was awesome terminal based offline dictionary. i'd like to replicate it in arch. do i just download the prgrams from the aur and install? will it work? is there a better solution?
 
Old 05-09-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
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Look at
Code:
pacman -Ss dict
Stardict works well. dictd is there.

You can also use aspell
Code:
echo howse | aspell -a
& howse 21 0: hose, hows, House, horse, house, hoes, Hosea, how's, hos, hawser, hoarse, horsey, Howe, Ho's, haws, hews, ho's, dowse, Hesse, hoe's, haw's
 
Old 05-09-2013, 10:50 PM   #3
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alright i see them and find them in pacman and can install them fine.

so i guess my real question is: how do i make it offline then?
do i just download dictionarys and link them to the program? they are all universal?

i could use aspell or qstardict or dictd as long as i have the dictionarys on my hd and the program can find them?
 
Old 05-09-2013, 11:10 PM   #4
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which package replaces the dict-gcide and can aspell dictionarys be used with dictd?
 
Old 05-10-2013, 09:53 AM   #5
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Use a search engine.
http://abloz.com/huzheng/stardict-dic/dict.org/
http://abloz.com/huzheng/stardict-dic/freedict.de/
http://abloz.com/huzheng/stardict-dic/mova.org/
http://abloz.com/huzheng/stardict-dic/Quick/
http://goldendict.org/
http://goldendict.org/dictionaries.php

Code:
pacman -Si goldendict
Code:
pacman -Si aspell
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman
Look at:
ispell
aspell-en
hunspell
sdcv
qtstardict
 
  


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