Questions about dictionary clients/servers in Ubuntu; or about the gnome-dictionary app.

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Prevent *buntu from updating dictionaries during install

In utilizing Vagrant to install an Ubuntu server box with a GUI (lxde), the shell provisioning fails due to what seems to be a frequent issue when setting up dictionaries. The resolutions seem to all ...
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How can I get hunspell to use Australian English?

I use a few programs that do spellchecking via hunspell, but they seem to check against US English. It'd be beaut if they'd use Australian English (maaaaybe UK English if there's Buckley's of Strine). ...
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How to obtain an Italian dictionary to spell-check within GNU Emacs which correctly recognize accented characters?

I am editing documents in Italian with GNU Emacs and I am used to spell-check my files with ispell. I have an Italian dictionary already installed (the iitalian package for ispell), but it doesn't ...
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How to Install OALD8 on Ubuntu 14.04 x64?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 I have an Oxford Advanced Learners' Dictionary and that comes with a Disk that contains a Digital Dictionary. I don't know how to install it on my computer. Please ...
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Is there a hindi to hindi dictionary?

I want a Hindi - Hindi dictionary app for my ubuntu 14.04 lts. If there is one, please tell me about one. thank you.
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How can I edit or create a new dictionary for spellcheck?

I would like to take my American English dictionary and merge it with my Mexican Spanish dictionary, to create the language I actually use on a daily basis, which is Spanglish. This way I won't have ...
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Abbreviations in the Ubuntu Software Center

The Ubuntu Software Center uses lots of abbreviations and words that I do not know, because I am not a programmer. Ninety-nine out of a hundred times when I look at information about a program with an ...
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Gnome-dictionary does not use German freedict dictionaries

First I have installed dictd and some dictionaries according to the firs post in this topic. I have installed dict-gcide & dict-wn & dict-freedict-hun-eng & dict-freedict-eng-hun. I have ...
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Are there any dictionary widgets for Gnome Panel?

As the title suggests, are there any dictionary-like a widgets that can place on my Gnome panel like Indicator Synapse where I just have to search for words & frame sentence for that word? Similar ...
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How can I add text-to-speech to GoldenDict?

How can I add a text to speech service or any other similar services to GoldenDict for offline use? I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and I want to learn how to pronounce English words I don't know.
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Firefox spellcheck keeps changing dictionary to es_CU even after I changed to en_US in about:config

Running Ubuntu 14.04, but happened with 13.10 too. Also tried disabling language add-ons but no es_CU is there anyway. The about:config change works until I restart.
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How can I get the sound output in Oxford Advanced Learners' Dictionary 8 working?

I'm trying to install OALD8 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. These are the steps I took so far: $ sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0 $ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk ia32-libs-sdl ...
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Google Dictionary in Ubuntu

Is it possible to install Google Dictionary Extension / Plugin in Entire Ubuntu OS as well as in Mozilla? Here is an example extension for Google Dictionary for the Chrome web browser.
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Can stardict consol version sdcv work with a Chinese-English dictionary?

Can stardict consol version sdcv work with a Chinese-English dictionary tardict-cc-cedict.tar.bz2? I extract the dictionary to /usr/share/stardict/dic, and try with an error $ sdcv 淀粉 Nothing ...
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Crunch created a very large dictionary

I am using crunch to create a dictionary, which will contain all combinations for 8 characters. It stopped creating the dictionary after a while, because it requires 56 TB of space. How can I fix ...
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Is it possible to translate words via terminal?

I would like to translate words from English to Language X trough terminal If it is possible, what kind of dictionaries there are? Is it possible to use online services like webxicon.org trough ...
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Portuguese dictionary empty in Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed the Portuguese dictionary on Ubuntu 13.10 but no application is able to use it. Checking in the command line it seems this dictionary is empty: $ sudo aptitude search aspell-pt p ...
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How to install Oxford Advanced Learners' 8 in ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit

I have bought Oxford Advanced Learners' 8 which come along with installation CD. In the cd they have linux installation option. But i can't install that in my ubuntu. When i run setup.sh from my ...
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How to reset libreoffice dictionaries to factory defaults?

By mistake I have added a wrong word to my libreoffice dictionary. now I have checked my ignore list and it is not there but still if I type that wrong word it is not underlined as wrong. I want to ...
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Mac OS X-like built-in dictionary in Ubuntu

Mac OS X has had for ages a feature that's been keeping me from trying or moving to other platforms: its built in Dictionary.app with American & British dictionaries as well as thesauri, plus ...
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convert wordlist.txt file[s], to make them compatible and working in goldenDict

I've got five wordlist.txt dictionary-files; downloaded at dict.cc, and I need to convert them into .ifo | dict.dz | idx.gz or .index | .dict(.dz)-format, in order to make them work in/with ...
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How to start the dictionary application after installation?

I installed a dictionary application using this site: - http://www.noobslab.com/2011/07/install-offline-ubuntu-dictionary.html but after installation when I searched for it on / , I didn't see any ...
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English-Hindi Dictionary

Do we know if any English to Hindi language dictionary is available for Ubuntu?
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how to use .bdc dictionary on ubuntu

I have some .bdc files which I run them on babylon dictionary on windows. but I can't run them on goldendict.(I have to say I run .bgl on goldendict) Is there any other dictionary on ubuntu to run ...
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Does Ubuntu come with dictionary/list of words file?

I was wondering if Ubuntu comes with a file that lists all of the words in, say, the Webster's dictionary, for the purposes of spell checking and whatnot. I looked around a bit and I couldn't find ...
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A functioning British spelling for libreoffice?

By default, British dictionary corrects words such as color with colour and theater with theatre. But it does not recognise wrong spelling with z's and s's (recognize vs recognise). I followed this, ...
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Where can I suggest spell check improvements?

I've been surprised by some of the words that applications in Ubuntu think deserve a red underline. How can I contribute to Ubuntu to by improving the spell checking in its applications?
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Installing IBM Lotus Symphony Dictionaries

Im having troubles finding the answer to my questions, even in the IBM lotus symphony website so if you can help me it would be great :) How do i can install the spanish Dictionary? and Where i ...
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Spell check and locale

I have too many languages in my spell checker and I would like to clean up. When I say spell checker, I mean the spell checker in Firefox, but also other applications like Tomboy. The thing is, I ...
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Problem adding spellcheck dictionary to firefox

I've tried to install Finnish dictionary to the Firefox several times by right clicking text area and choosing Languages -> Add Dictionaries. However, every time I restart Firefox, Finnish is not ...
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Dutch dictionary in Evolution for Ubuntu

I'd like to know how to install a Dutch dictionary in the mail program Evolution for Ubuntu. In Preferences I can see which dictionaries (all English) are installed but not how to add another ...
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Why the Longman dictonary doesn't work with Ubuntu 12.04?

I installed the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 5 on Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit), it's completely installed; but when I want to run it, nothing happens. also in terminal generates this error : ...
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Add new dictionaries to Gnome dictionary?

How to add sources to this dictionary seems simple enough but what is to be written there? It is only in English and I would like to have other dictionaries - see my related question
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How to use freedict dictionaries?

I have installed some dictionaries. What is the application to use ? Gnome dictionary and Artha are also installed but both just give English definitions to English words.
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Is there any dictionary on Ubuntu that comes with built in pronunciation?

I am in badly need of a good off-line dictionary that has pronunciation support. I mean I can hear the pronunciation of the word I search with it's meaning and others. Is there any for Ubuntu?
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Dictionary for 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best dictionary/translator for ubuntu? Is there any dictionary supported by 12.04 which has the feature of word capture by use of few key strokes from my ...
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Is there an offline command-line dictionary?

Is there any command line offline dictionary? I know that there are some like StarDict and Artha but how about one in the command line? Also, I tried dict but it is an online dictionary.
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Free offline translator or dictionary [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an offline dictionary? I work on a computer without internet. I need a translator or dictionary, which can be easily installed without the Internet, and work ...
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Notifications Mode is missing in Artha Dictionary!

I have already installed notify-osd package on Ubuntu 12.04. This is what it says in /.config/artha.conf : [Settings] Version=1.0.2 Accel_Key=65471 Accel_Mods=0 ...
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Translator offline for Ubuntu and free dictionaries, which of them? [closed]

I'm looking for a offline translator for Ubuntu 12.04. I like GoldenDict, but I can't find dictionaries. I have looked for them on Google a lot but I can't find anything. I know about babylon ...
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How to change goldendict system tray icon?

I'm trying to change goldendict system tray icon, and can't find one in system files. I managed however to change launcher icon: it's located in /usr/share/pixmaps/Dictionary-icon.png, but system tray ...
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How can I change Firefox's default dictionary?

It's aboot time I asked this one. Firefox thinks I'm Canadian. I've got absolutely nothing against Canadians and their spelling is a lot better than Americans' but I don't spell specialised with a z. ...
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How to get the Ubuntu-dictionary in Lubuntu?

It seems that Ubuntu-desktop comes with a dictionary. What is that and how to get that In Lubuntu?
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Where can I find dictionaries for Opendict and Goldendict?

Asking about good offline dictionaries in Ubuntu would have created a duplicate of this question which got as answers only Goldendict and Artha. Artha is ok but is limited to English as far as I can ...
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Sync custom dictionary: firefox & libreoffice & ubuntu & MS office in windows

Something I've wanted to do for years is have all custom dictionaries synching so i never have to add the same words ever again. There are some guides for how to sync windows MS office ...
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How can I have audio in Google Dictionary's pop-up bubble?

Can someone show me how to have audio in Google Dictionary? I can double-click on a word and a small bubble would pop up with the definition. But I do not have the pronunciation sound. But if I ...
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Offline dictionary with pronunciation and usages

Which is the best offline dictionary for Ubuntu ? It should be like Cambridge or Oxford dictionaries with pronunciation. The dictionaries, I found did not have enough examples of the sentence in ...
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Unity Wikipedia-Like Wiktionary Lens [closed]

Hey guys I tried to create a Wiktionary Lens using this template, apparently it isn't as easy as I thought i would be. ...
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How to use dict/words?

I need to use the file 'words', but I can't find it. This shows a red file called 'words', which I think is a broken link: ls /usr/share/dict What can I do?
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How to activate or use the dictionary lens? [closed]

I've installed dictionary lens package from Precise PPA. But I don't see a dictionary icon at the bottom of the Dash. I see the package installed in Synaptic, but how to activate or use the ...