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Old 05-03-2007, 02:56 AM   #1
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Where to obtain a quality DICT dictionary?

I am looking at the [url= of available free DICT dictionaries[/url] to be run by gnome-dictionary, and the selection doesn't seem to be all that great. The 1913 dictionary has too many flaws in it from what I can tell...flaws are exactly what I am trying to prevent when I seek out an entry in a dictionary.

Does anyone know where to obtain a quality, English dictionary that I can somehow run on Linux, without relying on WINE? I am willing to even pay money for a commercial dictionary software if it will run with Linux and if it has professional entries.
Old 05-04-2007, 12:44 PM   #2
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Most people install gdict. It's the 1913 dictionary supplemented by much updating from more modern sources. There are many others available as well. I assume that you know that a local dictionary, such as gdict is not very useful unless you have also installed the server, dictd. If I knew what distro you intended to run it on, that would be helpful for more specific suggestions.

In Debian ... "aptitude search dict" will offer a multitude of options.

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