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hpnadig 12-20-2003 12:53 PM

best Dictionary application...
 
which is the best dictionary application? (local - which doesn't need net access)

doublefailure 12-20-2003 03:39 PM

kde comes with dictinary.. kdic .. iirc

but as a english learner, i like cambridge dictionary online site more.

HappyTux 12-20-2003 04:02 PM

Re: best Dictionary application...
 
Quote:

Originally posted by hpnadig
which is the best dictionary application? (local - which doesn't need net access)
Install dict and dictd the daemon that will run on the system and some dictionaries for it and at the command line dict word and you will get the output for the word or if you do not spell it too bad some possible suggestions for the correct spelling for the word to lookup.

hpnadig 12-20-2003 06:45 PM

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Originally posted by doublefailure
kde comes with dictinary.. kdic .. iirc

but as a english learner, i like cambridge dictionary online site more.

doesn't kdic require internet conn.?

Indeed, cambridge, M-W online are nice ones... But I need one when I'm offline. So, I think dict and dictd are better choice for me.. :)

are there any other such packages as of now?

JohnKFT 12-22-2003 03:52 PM

There are various graphical frontends to dict, have a look in Freshmeat. I use one called Ding

www.tu-chemnitz.de/~fri/ding/

It can also access spell checking and other dictionaries.

hpnadig 04-24-2004 11:33 AM

well, now, I use Firefox with wordnet engine to check the words... It still does require net connection, though :(

But atleast, I don't have to open a new application for just checking the meaning of the word.

hpnadig 04-24-2004 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by JohnKFT
There are various graphical frontends to dict, have a look in Freshmeat. I use one called Ding

www.tu-chemnitz.de/~fri/ding/

It can also access spell checking and other dictionaries.

Ding is a English - German Dictionary...
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Ding is a Dictionary lookup program for the X window system (Linux, Unix - not for Mac or MS Windows). It comes with a German-English Dictionary with approximately 163,000 entries.
(from the website)

mikshaw 04-24-2004 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by hpnadig
doesn't kdic require internet conn.?

Indeed, cambridge, M-W online are nice ones... But I need one when I'm offline. So, I think dict and dictd are better choice for me.. :)

are there any other such packages as of now?

...

well, now, I use Firefox with wordnet engine to check the words... It still does require net connection, though

But atleast, I don't have to open a new application for just checking the meaning of the word.

I think kdict is merely a frontend for the dict client. I use dict/dictd offline....the daemon doesn't use too much ram, and if you tend to have a free terminal open most of the time (as I do) then you don't need to open a new application.

There are a few other dictionary projects listed here:
http://debianlinux.net/multimedia.html#written_language

JohnKFT 04-26-2004 03:01 AM

Ding is a lot more than that hypnadig. It can access anything that dictd can use and also aspell as well as its own German/English dictionary, and I think various other inter-language dictionaries. The website is very poor on description of it - download it and try it - I find it excellent.


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