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Old 03-09-2010, 11:25 AM   #1
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Searching for an English dictionary for Mandriva 2010 using KDE 4


Hi All,

I need a English dictionary to search meaning of words. I have done google searches as well as searched this forum but was unsuccessful in finding one. I am trying to find and install an offline dictionary i.e. it should work even if there is no internet connection. It should not be online dictionary.

Hope some of you may come up with some solutions.

Thanking you for going through this thread.
 
Old 03-09-2010, 11:27 AM   #2
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I use dict, its pretty handy, though it is dependant on a net connection. I seem to remember you can get Princeton's wordnet database, so you could get that and try and build your own solution
 
Old 03-09-2010, 12:14 PM   #3
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You can use dict offline if you install dictd ,and install the languages.
Then set the dictionary server in gnome-dictionary to localhost.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/gnome-utils/+bug/19227

Actually it's more complicated than that, but not that complicated.

Last edited by smoker; 03-09-2010 at 12:28 PM.
 
Old 03-10-2010, 09:03 AM   #4
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Hi Smoker,

Well I am using KDE 4 desktop environment so could not install gnome dictionary. As well being new to Mandriva Linux, I dont know how to install things the hardway. :-(

Thanks for your reply, however.
 
Old 03-10-2010, 09:12 AM   #5
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You realise you can use Gnome programs in KDE and KDE programs in Gnome ?
 
Old 03-10-2010, 09:17 AM   #6
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You realise you can use Gnome programs in KDE and KDE programs in Gnome ?
Well clearly the OP didn't. Perhaps you'd like to explain it to the OP?
 
Old 03-10-2010, 09:34 AM   #7
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Why bother ?

He already said he doesn't want to do things the hard way.
 
Old 03-12-2010, 02:13 PM   #8
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Hi Smoker,

I guess you had misunderstood me. I said clearly that "I dont know how to install things the hardway"; I had never said that " I dont want to do the things the hardway".
 
Old 03-12-2010, 02:14 PM   #9
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Hi Jamescondron,

If you come up with any idea then please help. Thank you.
 
Old 10-31-2010, 06:08 AM   #10
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offline dict installation

So, how is an offline installation for dict done in mandriva?

Back when I used Mandrake 7.1 I converted Debian packages or got rpms from rpmfind.net but it was difficult to make it work reliably.

Is there a repo that contains dict and dict server/dictionary packages?
 
Old 10-31-2010, 06:21 AM   #11
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A quick google search shows:
http://linuxandfriends.com/2009/08/2...rus-for-linux/
http://stardict.sourceforge.net/

and this one is specifically for KDE
http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=85679
 
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:25 PM   #12
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thanks. Artha is interesting but I already use the same database with the dict-wn (wordnet) database for dict. And dict-gcide (I.e Webster's Dictionary edition 1913). These are free and perfect when working with literature in English.
I also use the moby-thesaurus dict package (thesaurus, also good).
This works very well in Debian. May work in mandriva, have not tested it.

I use the Lexica graphical frontend with dict. (google lexica unix)

Mdic looks interesting.



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Old 12-18-2010, 01:20 AM   #13
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Thank you all for your co-operation and valuable insights. I am very grateful to you all.
 
  


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