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Are there any off-line dictionaries available?

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any particulare language? –  Rinzwind May 6 '11 at 19:34
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I would recommend Artha, It is an Offline dictionary, I find it really comprehensive and it also suggests you synonyms of the word you are looking up.
You can download Artha from Ubuntu Software Centre.

Artha is a free cross-platform English thesaurus that works completely off-line and is based on WordNet

Website: http://artha.sourceforge.net

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+1 but does it update the wordnet dictionaries? –  Ashu Jun 4 '12 at 18:49
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Does it support any languages other than English? –  To Do Nov 24 '12 at 9:16
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I suggest the GoldenDict (Click to Install) - a very powerful shell, where you will be able to install a great many dictionaries of various formats. Just for English explanatory dictionary just add goldendict-wordnet option (Click to Install).

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Thank you Alan for editing of my answer. I thought that for new Ubuntu users it is always easier to install apps from Ubuntu SC or Synaptic :) –  Vincenzo May 7 '11 at 7:57
    
it is much easier to use the software center. –  Alaukik May 7 '11 at 9:50
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I guess it's personal preference. I tend to encourage new users to use the terminal for installing apps, so that they can quickly familiarize themselves with it. But click to install is most certainly, always easier. –  Alan May 7 '11 at 17:10
    
are there any up-to-date links to add dictionaries to Goldendict? the older links from their website are dead –  cipricus Sep 3 '12 at 12:16
    
are there other dictionaries to add to GoldenDict in the same way as the goldendict-wordnet option? –  cipricus Sep 3 '12 at 12:19
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For installing English-Russian and Russian-English goldendict dictionaries you can use my ppa: https://launchpad.net/~fsqcds/+archive/goldendict

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