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    Installing Dictionary

    I used the following procedure to install an (English) dictionary (& thesaurus) in Saucy

    sudo apt-get install dict-gcide dictd gnome-dictionary dict-moby-thesaurus goldendict wordnet


    Any comments and suggestions for improvement will be highly appreciated!
    Last edited by ping-wu; November 28th, 2013 at 06:28 AM.

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    Re: Installing Dictionary

    For what purpose do you need a dictionary?
    If its just for Reference, to look up for words then I suggest you use 'artha'. Its the best IMO.
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    Re: Installing Dictionary

    As fantab says, install artha. Add artha to your startup applications then whenever you highlight a word press Ctrl+Alt+W for a definition.
    You can also search artha using the wildcards ? and *. I use it to solve crossword puzzles when I'm stuck.
    Example: Search for dic??????y
    Results:
    dichromacy
    dichromasy
    dictionary

    Search for dict*y
    Results:
    dictatorially
    dictionary
    dictionary entry
    Last edited by coldraven; November 12th, 2013 at 08:35 AM.

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    Re: Installing Dictionary

    Actually I did play with artha before deciding to install goldendict. I found the latter easier to add/install dictionaries. Of course, this is just my preliminary experience.

    The wild cards ? and * also work with Goldendict.

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    Re: Installing Dictionary

    Quote Originally Posted by ping-wu View Post
    I used the following procedure to install an (English) dictionary (& thesaurus) in Saucy

    sudo apt-get dict-gcide dictd gnome-dictionary dict-moby-thesaurus goldendict


    Any comments and suggestions for improvement will be highly appreciated!
    Just one.
    You forgot install for sudo apt-get

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    Re: Installing Dictionary

    After the installation, I went to Edit --> Dictionary , to open a number of on-line dictionaries, including google, wikipedia, transliteration, frovo pronunciation, etc. It actually works out much better than I ever expected. Goldendict also provides a popup option, double-click a word and its definition will show up. Pretty neat (although sometimes it can by annoying, but you can always turn if off).

    Does anyone know whether there is any off-line pronunciation dictionary?

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