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r0ck80y
February 5th, 2007, 08:04 AM
Hi,

Is there a dictionary software for linux like Wordweb, Oxford or other dict softs available for Windoze. Connecting to dictionary sites can be slow and tedious if one has a friggin dial-up connection. So any suggestions?
Thanks

Magnes
February 5th, 2007, 11:18 AM
I use Wordweb in WINE. It works great (you need to run wwnotray.exe or sth like that). It's not open software though.

kickwin
May 29th, 2009, 11:02 PM
Check out Artha (http://artha.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Home). I love it as I used to be an ardent fan of Wordweb.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1065384

garfield87
July 30th, 2009, 08:15 AM
I use Wordweb in WINE. It works great (you need to run wwnotray.exe or sth like that). It's not open software though.

It works nice with Wine.... But The Ctrl+Right CLick or the Ctrl+Alt+W shortcut ain't working :(
Any way to sort this out ?

Arup
July 30th, 2009, 08:19 AM
I got one better than Wordweb, its called Stardict and its in repos, you can download individual dictionaries form their site and install them as well. Also if you have way WyabdcRealPeopleTTS in /usr/share, you will get pronounciation as well. Stardict is even more intuitive and feature filled than WordWeb.

kostkon
July 30th, 2009, 09:56 AM
Check out Artha (http://artha.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Home). I love it as I used to be an ardent fan of Wordweb.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1065384
A +1 for Artha

Very good app.

JEREMIAHBARLOW
March 25th, 2010, 02:59 PM
Yes, I like Artha also and I was a big user of Wordweb. Artha is a cool Dictionary tool.

I am running Ubuntu 9.10 on a Dell D620 laptop.

All you have to do is select a word in any app or anywhere on your screen and hit the hot key (and I think that is customizable) Ctrl-Alt-W and Artha dictionary comes up.

If you have used Wordweb, you will like this tool as well.

Whaaa Hooo for Artha! :D

cpgos
March 26th, 2010, 02:17 PM
There is a dictionary and thesaurus at the link below:

http://www.sequencepublishing.com/thesage.html

Unfortunately, I havn't been able to get it to work with Wine.

Best regards,
cpgos

hatalar205
March 26th, 2010, 03:22 PM
There is nothing better than Stardict as a dictionary. Also qstardict is nice frontend for stardict. After installation you can visit its site and download lots of dictionaries from different sources.

I tried Artha but Stardict is better in my opinion.

sandeepjshenoy
April 25th, 2010, 10:47 AM
Artha is awesome!! Thanks! :P

pashilkar
February 11th, 2011, 12:34 AM
Artha is simple to use and quite powerful. It uses the same database (WordNet) as WordWeb. Also, it is free (open source) and available on both Ubuntu and Windows platforms.

khanorak
September 5th, 2012, 01:30 AM
check out artha (http://artha.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/home). I love it as i used to be an ardent fan of wordweb.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1065384


thumbs up

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