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A much better dictionary

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A much better dictionary

#1 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:38 am

I was trying to answer a post on the Xfce Forum, and started to snoop around for another dictionary app, since Dictionary (xfce4-dict) is nearly useless for me. I have discovered GoldenDict, which is in our repos, and it is vastly better:

--it handles local servers automatically. I downloaded dict-freedict-eng-spa as a test, and that immediately showed up when I ran a search
--the documentation is much clearer
--there is a dedicated forum (CAREFUL, it's full of obvious spam!!), where I found out how to change the Wikipedia dictionary URL (make it https://en.wikipedia.org/w) so that now it fetches the correct content for the term--unlike Dictionary, which just opens Wikipedia in a browser

I would like to get an online dictionary working, b/c the local ones are limited (Spanish has under 6,000 words). But for me this is much better than what we have natively with Xfce, even though development appears to have ceased in 2010.
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Re: A much better dictionary

#2 Post by lucky9 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:59 pm

Have you tried the one in MX Package Manager?
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Re: A much better dictionary

#3 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:09 pm

Yup, it's pretty limited and has terrible reviews as far as I could see. GoldenDict is on a totally different level.
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Re: A much better dictionary

#4 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:26 pm

Here's a screenshot showing how refined it looks when I enter "antix" and click the Wikipedia icon.
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Re: A much better dictionary

#5 Post by Richard » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:00 am

The link is broken to Golden Dict: http://goldendict.org/
Interesting dictionary tool.
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Re: A much better dictionary

#6 Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:01 am

Works for me.
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Re: A much better dictionary

#7 Post by Richard » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:26 am

Now it works for me.
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