Dictionary for Windows and GNU/LINUX
There are many dictionary softwares available all over the internet. Some of them are good and some of them are just worthless. So here i have decided to share the dictionary software for Windows and GNU/LINUX.
Most of you might have already used StarDict. If that's the case, then follow the steps to get additional dictionaries ( A total of 33 dictionaries ). For those who don't know about it, here are its features :
- Supports Dictionary Integration just though copy and paste of files.
- Full Text Translation (with help from the internet )
- Supports Net Dictionaries ( and no need to install them, just searches through internet)
- Supports Mouse Point Scanning
- Supports man pages (for GNU/LINUX, if installed through the Software Centre, at least in Ubuntu)
- Enable / Disable individual dictionaries
- Supports Audio Dictionaries as well
For WINDOWS :This is the major part. Internet is stuffed with lots of useless and trash dictionaries, which is especially true in the case of Windows. Ultimate Dictionary is a great dictionary software for Windows. It also comes with a whole lot of dictionaries.
|Ultimate Dictionary Windows|
|StarDict on Windows - Showing a lot of dictionaries |
took from Ultimate Dictionary
If you want to stick with the StarDict, then here is a piece of advice :
- Download Ultimate Dictionary
- Install it
- Install the StarDict ( If you haven't yet ).
- Move to the Installation Directory of the Ultimate Dictionary.
- Copy all the files within the 'dic' folder to the StarDict's ''dic' folder
- Now you'll have all those dictionaries available in StarDict as well.
VIDEO : Copying the dictionary files in Windows ( requires both Ultimate Dictionary and StarDict installed )
For GNU/LINUX :
|StarDict Dictionary - Ubuntu|
- Download Ultimate Dictionary ( for WINDOWS )
- Install it through Wine ( If you dont have Wine , or else, you can also install it in Windows, which method we will be using for demonstration )
Note: The installation of StarDict in Wine may state that the installation has failed / the program has stopped responding. But still, the dictionary files are usable
- Now Install StarDict through either Software Center or you can also download it directly
- Now open terminal and type the following :
- Then move to the Ultimate Dictionary's installation directory ( either in Wine or if you have installed it in Windows, then to the Windows directory )
- Now copy all the files within the 'dic' directory and paste it in the StarDict's 'dic' directory ( the usual installation directory for StarDict is /usr/share/stardict/ )
- Close the file manager. In order to make sure the dictionary files are readable by the dictionary, issue the following command in the terminal :
sudo chmod 666 /usr/share/stardict/dic/*
- Hurray ! Now you have your favourite StarDict with delicious pudding
VIDEO : Copying the dictionary files in GNU/LINUX ( requires Ultimate Dictionary Installed in Windows, and StarDict installed in GNU/LINUX) - You can also install Ultimate Dictionary through Wine or in some other Windows System and then just copy the dictionary files to the GNU/LINUX machine
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