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    Esperanto-English dictionary

    I've checked around in all of the gnome-dictionary servers, I can't find an Esperanto-English dictionary.

    Is there one, that uses any client, or is stand-alone?

    Dankon!

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    Re: Esperanto-English dictionary

    I do not have any answer to your question (new to Linux) but i would take advantage of it to ask a related one. Where to find french and spanish dictionnaries for gnome-dictionary-applet 2.26.0 (situated in the panel)?

    there is an option in Preferences for Spanish Dictionnaries but it does not work: lookup failed for host es.dict.org on port 2628

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    Quote Originally Posted by sopadeajo View Post
    I do not have any answer to your question (new to Linux) but i would take advantage of it to ask a related one. Where to find french and spanish dictionnaries for gnome-dictionary-applet 2.26.0 (situated in the panel)?

    there is an option in Preferences for Spanish Dictionnaries but it does not work: lookup failed for host es.dict.org on port 2628
    Everything I know about dictionaries, I learned here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Docaltmed View Post
    Everything I know about dictionaries, I learned here.
    Thanks for the link to the thread. I have read it and followed all the steps to install the English Spanish Freedict Dictionnary.
    But the dictionnary does not work probably because the server is not the default one: dict.org or else the port is not 2628
    Seems that there is no way to know the name of the server.
    Hope that someone with more knowledge will help us and that you'll find your esperanto-english for gnome dictionnary.

    -desktop:~$ dict -h dict.org --dbs
    Databases available:
    gcide The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
    wn WordNet (r) 2.0
    moby-thes Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
    elements Elements database 20001107
    vera Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002)
    jargon Jargon File (4.3.1, 29 Jun 2001)
    foldoc The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)
    easton Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
    hitchcock Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)
    bouvier Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
    devils THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY ((C)1911 Released April 15 1993)
    world02 CIA World Factbook 2002
    gazetteer U.S. Gazetteer (1990)
    gaz-county U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000)
    gaz-place U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
    gaz-zip U.S. Gazetteer Zip Code Tabulation Areas (2000)
    --exit-- Stop default search here.
    afr-deu Africaan-German Freedict dictionary
    afr-eng Africaan-English Freedict Dictionary
    ara-eng English-Arabic Freedict Dictionary
    cro-eng Croatian-English Freedict Dictionary
    cze-eng Czech-English Freedict dictionary
    dan-eng Danish-English Freedict dictionary
    deu-eng German-English Freedict dictionary
    deu-fra German-French Freedict dictionary
    deu-ita German-Italian Freedict dictionary
    deu-nld German-Nederland Freedict dictionary
    deu-por German-Portugese Freedict dictionary
    eng-afr English-Africaan Freedict Dictionary
    eng-ara English-Arabic FreeDict Dictionary
    eng-cro English-Croatian Freedict Dictionary
    eng-cze English-Czech fdicts/FreeDict Dictionary
    eng-deu English-German Freedict dictionary
    eng-fra English-French Freedict Dictionary
    eng-hin English-Hindi Freedict Dictionary
    eng-hun English-Hungarian Freedict Dictionary
    eng-iri English-Irish Freedict dictionary
    eng-ita English-Italian Freedict dictionary
    eng-lat English-Latin Freedict dictionary
    eng-nld English-Netherlands Freedict dictionary
    eng-por English-Portugese Freedict dictionary
    eng-rom English-Romanian FreeDict dictionary
    eng-rus English-Russian Freedict dictionary
    eng-spa English-Spanish Freedict dictionary
    eng-swa English-Swahili xFried/FreeDict Dictionary
    eng-swe English-Swedish Freedict dictionary
    eng-tur English-Turkish FreeDict Dictionary
    eng-wel English-Welsh Freedict dictionary
    fra-deu French-German Freedict dictionary
    fra-eng French-English Freedict dictionary
    fra-nld French-Nederlands Freedict dictionary
    hin-eng English-Hindi Freedict Dictionary [reverse index]
    hun-eng Hungarian-English FreeDict Dictionary
    iri-eng Irish-English Freedict dictionary
    ita-deu Italian-German Freedict dictionary
    jpn-deu Japanese-German Freedict dictionary
    kha-deu Khasi-German FreeDict Dictionary
    lat-deu Latin-German Freedict dictionary
    lat-eng Latin-English Freedict dictionary
    nld-deu Nederlands-German Freedict dictionary
    nld-eng Nederlands-English Freedict dictionary
    nld-fra Nederlands-French Freedict dictionary
    por-deu Portugese-German Freedict dictionary
    por-eng Portugese-English Freedict dictionary
    sco-deu Scottish-German Freedict dictionary
    scr-eng Serbo-Croat-English Freedict dictionary
    slo-eng Slovenian-English Freedict dictionary
    spa-eng Spanish-English Freedict dictionary
    swa-eng Swahili-English xFried/FreeDict Dictionary
    swe-eng Swedish-English Freedict dictionary
    tur-deu Turkish-German Freedict dictionary
    tur-eng Turkish-English Freedict dictionary
    english English Monolingual Dictionaries
    trans Translating Dictionaries
    all All Dictionaries (English-Only and Translating)
    web1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    world95 The CIA World Factbook (1995)
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    Re: Esperanto-English dictionary

    Seems that nobody in this forum is interested in dictionaries nor in Esperanto.

    I have downloaded stardict to use as a dictionnary (using synaptic) but i do not understand quite well how it works.It seems it comes by default with a chinese-english dictionary (the authors of the software are chinese). and that you have to download the dictionaries you want to use. I did so with the Longman english dictionary but when i wanted to situate it in the right folder: usr/share/stardict/dic access was denied and i couln't do it.
    Besides, the program seems to be always listening on port 2628 and i had to kill the process several times to let it stop. Something is not quite well working with it.
    Anybody knowing more than me?

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    Re: Esperanto-English dictionary

    I have found a english-esperanto and esperanto-english dictionaries to use with stardict (you can download stardict using synaptic), here:
    http://stardict.sourceforge.net/Dictionaries_misc.php

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    Re: Esperanto-English dictionary

    I have found the way to correctly install the downloaded dictionaries to usr/share/stardict/dic.You type gksudo nautilus in Terminal. This will allow you to copy (by right clicking) the downloaded and uncompressed files and paste them in the destination folder which is protected unless you do it this way.
    I have installed The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English and the 12E English Spanish Dictionary this way.Besides i had the French Littré (installed via Synaptic) which is an old (187x) but good french to french dict and a english to chinese amusing dict. I can see all of them in the same window and regulate the order they appear. The dictionaries are working very well and very quick.
    But still need to learn more things about Stardict.

    Edited;
    here is the page to find (in blue near the top) the dictionaries to download:

    http://stardict.sourceforge.net/Dictionaries.php
    Last edited by sopadeajo; October 1st, 2009 at 05:17 AM.

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    Re: Esperanto-English dictionary

    Thanks for the link to the thread. I have read it and followed all the steps to install the English Spanish Freedict Dictionnary.
    But the dictionnary does not work probably because the server is not the default one: dict.org or else the port is not 2628
    Seems that there is no way to know the name of the server.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=705408

    These dictionaries must be downloaded to your computer and so are not on line dictionatries. The applet in the panel "Dictionary Lookup"-->Preferences-->Add-->whatever name you want in Description-->127.0.0.1 in hostname (with Jaunty only, i believe).

    Here iare the references for downloading dictionaries for the gnome dictionary:
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?su...&keywords=dict

    Example:
    dict-freedict-eng-spa for the english-spanish dictionary
    Last edited by sopadeajo; October 2nd, 2009 at 05:34 AM.

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    Re: Esperanto-English dictionary

    I attempted to find such a dictionary for dictd, but I didn't have much luck.
    I also attempted to create a new dictionary, but I was having unresolvable errors.

    So I just decided just to make my own.
    It's a PHP script that works via the command line (PHP installation required).
    There is some setup required that is explained in the included documentation.
    It works in a similar manner to dict with some of its functionality.

    An example of a search:

    Code:
    > dictionary_search esperanto english word devi
    devi -> have to, must, ought to, should
    The arguments are "from language", "to language", "search method", and "search term". The search methods supported are word, prefix, suffix, and substring.

    Undoubtedly the syntax for a given query is long but, with a little work, one can set up something like bash aliases for easier queries.

    The Esperanto-English dictionary is included, but it's possible to create additional dictionaries (see the HOWTO if interested).

    While I've tried to ensure that the script works without problems and the directions are understandable, if any problems crop up, please let me know.

    Download: http://foxdentech.com/akane/download...ch_0.1.tar.bz2

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