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Questions tagged [dictionary]

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

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How to add portuguese-BR dictionary to xfce-dict-plugin on Xubuntu 16.04?

I couldn't find a Portuguese-BR dict. to install on xfce-dict-plugin. I want only a Portuguese-BR dict. I already have por-eng and eng-por installed. Appreciate some help. Thanks Vladi.
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Quick translation when reading text

I need a fast translator for Ubuntu; in fact, I want a software that translates after a double click on the text or after copying it to the clipboard, like the Google Translate Android app. What ...
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Adding Pharmacology Dictionary to Gedit

I write a lot of things that talk about medications and, as you can imagine, it is not the easiest thing in the world to spell. Unless my Google-Fu has failed me tremendously, I have not been able ...
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How can I merge two spell checker dictionaries?

I'm not a native English speaker, some words are remembered as English(UK), most of the words are remembered as English(US) Sometimes I feel very much annoying "favourite" and "favorite are counted ...
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How do I install a new language dictionary in Ubuntu?

I would like to install a new dictionary that can be used and accessed by common applications such as Firefox or LibreOffice.
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Where are words stored when using the “Add word to dictionary” feature within a text editor?

I would like to create a backup of my personal dictionary. Where are words stored that I added via "Add word to dictionary"? Below example shows Ghostwriter.
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Stardict, Goldend, Abiword

I downloaded Stardict and Goldendict. Now I want to create my english-serbian dictionary from the pdf dictionary which I downloaded from the internet. I used Abiword to convert pdf to html and then ...
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Installing LONGMAN.Dictionary.of.Contemporary.English.5th.Edition.DVD-ROM in Linux

How can I install Longman dictionary in Linux? I've been trying to install it for a long time. Please, help! Longman Screenshot Longman Burn Image I'm using Linux Kubuntu!
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Remove language dialects from Thunderbird

When I compose a new email in Thunderbird and I want to change the spell checker language I can click on Spelling and switch between the installed languages. Unfortunately there are currently all ...
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Gjiten: “No dicfiles specified! Set your preferences first.”

Everytime I install Ubuntu, I also install Gjiten, so it has been a dozen times already, and it is always as simple as installing the package with apt-get install. In particular, I never had to ...
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Python: create variables using loop [closed]

how can I create a dictionary variables and every variable has an identical number using a loop in python if it is possible? for example: counter=0 for line in {1..5}: counter +=1 ...
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Does the Spanish dictionary work on Ubuntu 15.10?

I was wondering if someone has tested dictionaries on Ubuntu 15.10? I have found old posts and installed the Spanish dictionary from here but it wont let me choose it and I cant correct my documents ...
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How to install Cambridge dictionary without wine?

I'm a very new ubuntu user just turned from windows. I was wondering if I can get the Cambridge off-line dictionary without wine ? Any other easy way to do ? I know there are alternatives to it but ...
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Adding new words to Artha

I have installed the offline dictionary Artha and have the latest version. It is a good dictionary but sometimes I do not find meaning of certain words. Can new words be added to its database? If ...
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Does Hunspell dictionaries work in Pycharm and others Jetbrains products?

I'm using Pycharm to develop projects both in French and English, my whole system is en_US.UTF-8-based so does my Pycharm. After skimming the Pycharm doc on spell-checking I added the hunspell ...
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MAC OSX like offline dictionary on Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.10

I have seen this Mac OS X-like built-in dictionary in Ubuntu question's answer but goldendict is no more compatible with 14.04. It's dependencies can't be resolved due to older version. MAC OSx has a ...
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Best Offline Dictionary for 14.04 LTS [closed]

I have found 1 old thread (see here) on this issue. But The thread is nearly 3 years old. I did search using Ubuntus Software Centre too. Didn't find anyone which looks 5 stared by hundreds of the ...
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Everest Dictionaries Linux version

I am a fresh user of xubuntu. I downloaded the Everest-Linux version,but when I open it with AbiWord the application is getting stuck at 98% loaded.
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Good offline dictionaries for GoldenDict

Can someone refer me to some offline dictionaries to use with GoldenDict and how to install/integrate them with it? Preferably English to English dictionaries with large wordbase and phonetic ...
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german words in ubuntu /usr/share/dict

I found some stuff in ubuntu package installer: old-german, and german-medical library. But these are not what I am looking for. I need a words list (with more than 100K words) of standard german ...
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Comprehensive list of Czech words in ubuntu /usr/share/dict [closed]

I need a comprehensive list of Czech words. By comprehensive, I mean a list (one word per line) that has more than 70K words at least covered. Is there a way to add Czech to /usr/share/dict? I cannot ...
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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 ...
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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 [closed]

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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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 ....