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    Dictionary like Wordweb

    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

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    Re: Dictionary like Wordweb

    I use Wordweb in WINE. It works great (you need to run wwnotray.exe or sth like that). It's not open software though.

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    Re: Dictionary like Wordweb

    Check out Artha. I love it as I used to be an ardent fan of Wordweb.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1065384
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    Question Re: Dictionary like Wordweb

    Quote Originally Posted by Magnes View Post
    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 ?

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    Re: Dictionary like Wordweb

    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.

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    Re: Dictionary like Wordweb

    Quote Originally Posted by kickwin View Post
    Check out Artha. 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.

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    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!

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    Re: Dictionary like Wordweb

    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

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    Re: Dictionary like Wordweb

    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.
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    Re: Dictionary like Wordweb

    Artha is awesome!! Thanks!

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