GoldenDict: Complete Dictionary App for Ubuntu Based Distribution

Goldendict is a complete dictionary for ubuntu desktop that supports dictionaries in Babylon format,StarDict and Dictd. it is very useful if we have internet connection but what can we do if we do not have internet access.

Thanks to Goldendict we search in Wikipedia, Wiktionary, or any other site based on MediaWiki, we can also use it as a translator and even use it to search for words or synonyms, historical references, etc..

The Main feature of Golden Dict:

  • Use of WebKit for an accurate articles’ representation, complete with all formatting, colors, images and links.
  • Support of multiple dictionary file formats, namely:
    • Babylon .BGL files, complete with images and resources
    • StarDict .ifo/.dict./.idx/.syn dictionaries
    • Dictd .index/.dict(.dz) dictionary files
    • ABBYY Lingvo .dsl source files, together with abbreviations. The files can be optionally compressed with dictzip. Dictionary resources can be packed together into a .zip file.
    • ABBYY Lingvo .lsa/.dat audio archives. Those can be indexed separately, or be referred to from .dsl files.
  • Support for Wikipedia, Wiktionary, or any other MediaWiki-based sites to perform lookups in.
  • Ability to use arbitrary websites as dictionaries via templated Url patterns.
  • Ability to run arbitrary external programs for audio playback or content generation (text-to-speech, man pages etc) (use the latest Git version for this)
  • Support for looking up and listening to pronunciations from
  • Hunspell-based morphology system, used for word stemming and spelling suggestions.
  • Ability to index arbitrary directories with audio files for pronunciation lookups.
  • Full Unicode case, diacritics, punctuation and whitespace folding. This means the ability to type in words without any accents, correct case, punctuation or spaces (e.g. typing ‘Grussen’ would yield ‘grüßen’ in German dictionaries).
  • Scan popup functionality. A small window pops up with the translation of a word chosen from another application.
  • Support for global hotkeys. You can spawn the program window at any point, or directly translate a word from the clipboard.
  • Tabbed browsing in a modern Qt 4 interface.
  • Cross-platform: Linux/X11 and Windows + portable to others.
  • Free software: GNU GPLv3+ license.

How to Installing GoldenDict In Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 and Linux Mint 13/14

Goldendict available on official ubuntu repositories, to install GoldenDict on Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 13/14, just type following command in terminal:

sudo apt-get install goldendict goldendict-wordnet

After installation you can add more local dictionary database, add websites (Urban Dictionary, Google Oxford, MultiTran, lingvo and more!) for look-up, pronunciation support, and more

Goldendict also available for android device, you can download it from @mobile version 

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