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 it's application by pressing the superkey.

Please help.


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You can't find in among the applications, because dictd in itself is a console application, you have to use a frontend application for it, e.g. opendict or goldendict.

In console, you would simple just write dict [options] word. You can look up the options at the man page of dict.

What I did not cover in this answer is the installation of a dictionary to the dictd database. As I have not used the software personally, I cannot provide a solution for this, but you may surely find guides for it on the internet.

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  • kdictd is not there in the ububtu software center – Vishal Sharma Oct 22 '14 at 18:34
  • how do I use it as dictionary using terminal? – Vishal Sharma Oct 22 '14 at 18:35
  • I've updated my answer to answer your questions. – meskobalazs Oct 22 '14 at 18:46
  • problem resolved thanx – Vishal Sharma Oct 22 '14 at 18:49

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