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Old 09-09-2004, 04:05 PM   #1
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English dictionary for linux??

I'm looking for an English dictionary that I can use under linux. English to English of course...
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if you're using KDE, KDict might be what you want.
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oh, and in gnome, it's gnome-dictionary. accessories>dictionary i'm guessing.
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Old 09-09-2004, 08:26 PM   #5
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Re: English dictionary for linux??

Originally posted by tentolga
I'm looking for an English dictionary that I can use under linux. English to English of course...
Install dict and dictd (the server for when not connected to internet) and related dictionary packages you want here is what a search in Debian comes up with.

>$ COLUMNS=125 apt-cache search dictionary english
aspell - GNU Aspell spell-checker
aspell-en - English dictionary for GNU Aspell
dict-de-en - German-English translation dictionary for dictd
dict-freedict-cze-eng - Dict package for Czech-English Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-dan-eng - Dict package for Danish-English Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-deu-eng - Dict package for German-English Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-eng-deu - Dict package for English-German Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-eng-fra - Dict package for English-French Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-eng-hun - Dict package for English-Hungarian Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-eng-iri - Dict package for English-Irish Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-eng-ita - Dict package for English-Italian Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-eng-lat - Dict package for English-Latin Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-eng-nld - Dict package for English-Netherlands Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-eng-por - Dict package for English-Portuguese Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-eng-rus - Dict package for English-Russian Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-eng-spa - Dict package for English-Spanish Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-eng-swe - Dict package for English-Swedish Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-eng-wel - Dict package for English-Welsh Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-fra-eng - Dict package for French-English Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-hun-eng - Dict package for Hungarian-English Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-iri-eng - Dict package for Irish-English Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-lat-eng - Dict package for Latin-English Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-nld-eng - Dict package for Nederlands-English Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-por-eng - Dict package for Portuguese-English Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-scr-eng - Dict package for Serbo-Croat-English Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-slo-eng - Dict package for Slovenian-English Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-spa-eng - Dict package for Spanish-English Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-swa-eng - Dict package for Swahili-English Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-swe-eng - Dict package for Swedish-English Freedict dictionary
dict-freedict-tur-eng - Dict package for Turkish-English Freedict dictionary
dict-gcide - A Comprehensive English Dictionary
dict-moby-thesaurus - Largest and most comprehensive thesaurus
dict-wn - Electronic lexical database of English language for dict
dictd - Dictionary Server
ding - Dictionary lookup program for Unix
edict - English / Japanese dictionary
edict-el - An Emacs interface to Edict
edict-fpw - English / Japanese dictionary (formatted in JIS X 4081)
festlex-cmu - CMU dictionary for Festival
i2e - English-Spanish translation dictionary
iamerican - An American English dictionary for ispell
ibritish - A British English dictionary for ispell
ipolish - The Polish dictionary for ispell
kakasi - KAnji KAna Simple Inverter
ksocrat - English/Russian and Russian/English Dictionary
ksocrat-data - English and Russian KSocrat data files
liblingua-en-inflect-perl - plural inflections and "a"/"an" selection for English words
mova - Scripts for Mova-format dictionary
mueller7-dict - English/Russian dictionary in dict format
mueller7-mova - English/Russian dictionary in mova format
mueller7accent-dict - English/Russian dictionary with accents in dict format
mueller7accent-mova - English/Russian dictionary with accents in mova format
myspell-en-gb - English (GB) dictionary for myspell
myspell-en-us - English (US) dictionary for myspell
myspell-pl - The Polish dictionary for myspell
pydict - an English/Chinese Dictionary written with python/gtk
stardic - an English-Chinese dictionary software for Unix
trans-de-en - A German-English translation dictionary
translate - translates given words from English to German or viceversa
wamerican - American English dictionary words for /usr/share/dict
wamerican-large - American English dictionary words for /usr/share/dict
wamerican-small - American English dictionary words for /usr/share/dict
wbritish - British English dictionary words for /usr/share/dict
wbritish-large - British English dictionary words for /usr/share/dict
wbritish-small - British English dictionary words for /usr/share/dict
wcanadian - Canadian English dictionary words for /usr/share/dict
wcanadian-large - Canadian English dictionary words for /usr/share/dict
wcanadian-small - Canadian English dictionary words for /usr/share/dict
wenglish - American English dictionary words for /usr/share/dict
wordnet-base - Electronic lexical database of English language
wpolish - Polish dictionary words for /usr/share/dict
xjdic - Japanese-English dictionary search program
festlex-oald - Festival lexicon from Oxford Advanced Learners' Dictionary
cbedic - Text-mode Bulgarian/English Dictionary
kbedic - K Bulgarian/English Dictionary
sdic-edict - EDICT dictionaries for sdic (installer)
sdic-gene95 - GENE95 dictionaries for sdic (installer)
ydpdict - Interface for the English-Polish Collins dictionary
kiten - Japanese reference/study tool for KDE
latrine - curses-based LAnguage TRaINEr
babytrans-dic-engtofre - english to french dictionary
Old 06-20-2006, 09:43 AM   #6
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with wordtext you can type :
wn utopia -over

Stardict is also very nice
because when surfing, you can get direct translation of the word.
Old 06-20-2006, 09:45 AM   #7
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I have a question :
HOW / which program should we use to have full translation of text ?

for instance, this poem, from french to english : ?? Which linux program/software for a good translation ??
Souvent, pour s'amuser, les hommes d'équipage
Prennent des albatros, vastes oiseaux des mers,
Qui suivent, indolents compagnons de voyage,
Le navire glissant sur les gouffres amers.

A peine les ont-ils déposés sur les planches,
Que ces rois de l'azur, maladroits et honteux,
Laissent piteusement leurs grandes ailes blanches
Comme des avirons trainer à coté d'eux.

Ce voyageur ailé, comme il est gauche et veule!
Lui, naguère si beau, qu'il est comique et laid!
L'un agace son bec avec un brûle-gueule,
L'autre mime, en boitant, l'infirme qui volait!

Le Poête est semblable au prince des nuées
Qui hante la tempête et se rit de l'archer;
Exilé sur le sol au milieu des huées,
Ses ailes de géant l'empêchent de marcher.

Charles Beaudelaire
Thank you very much !!!



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