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

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Acess http://www.etymonline.com/ from terminal? [closed]

I haven't found some software to look up etymology of an English word from terminal yet. If no available software doing that, how is it like to write a program connecting to www.etymonline.com/, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + LibreOffice 4.2 spell-checker dictionaries don't come up

I want to use 3 spell-checkers in LibreOffice 4.2: English (en-gb) German (de-de) French (fr-fr) My Ubuntu and LibreOffice standard language is English (UK). The Extention Manager in LibreOffice ...
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English to Telugu Dictionary for ubuntu

is there any English to Telugu Opensource dictionary tool for Ubuntu 14.04? or for any other Linux distributions?
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Offline Dictionary Extension to run in background

I would like to have a dictionary for offline use and which will be running in background. And when I select a word anywhere like in pdf, or in document, and it should pop-up or when I select the word ...
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File cracklib_dict.pwd not found when creating a new user or changing his password

I have created new users and changed his/her password lots of times on Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Desktop, Server, Live... etc. But, since a few weeks ago (I think it is due to the last system ...
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Why don't I see any dictionaries if I have wbritish-insane installed?

I've installed Gnome-dictionary and wbritish-insane (along with wamerican and wcandadian and the dictd server, etc). However, I don't see anything in the dictionary client.
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How to launch John Bouvier's Law Dictionary?

How do I launch John bouvier's Law Dictionary for the USA? I installed it through the Ubuntu Software Center but I can not even open it. I want to download dictionary files so I do not have to use ...
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Longman dictionary in Ubuntu 14.04

After installing Longman dictionary I had a permission error, then I changed owner and file permissions. Now when I click on desktop icon I get: There was an error launching the application. When ...
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how to use dictd as an offline dictionary in ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed dictd from ubuntu software center in my ubuntu 14.04. I want to use it as an offline dictionary but can't find its application by pressing the superkey. Please help
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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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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 and 14.04

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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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?