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10 Top Tools for Novelists
The software featured in this article is designed to meet the specialised needs of a budding novelist. There's the finest open source distraction-free tools, software designed to create visual novels, and tools to help capture and visualise ideas.

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  • LingNUX
    LingNUX is a dictionary for French students of the Russian language. Both languages can be easily entered without affecting the AZERTY French keyboard settings at the system level. It reads dictionary files with the DSL extension, which is one of the formats used by the famous Russian dictionary "ABBYY Lingvo" under Windows.
  • MarsDict
    MarsDict is a GTK dictionary frontend which uses plugins to get words from data sources.
  • NK Recnik
    NKRecnik is English-Serbian dictionary written in C and C++ for both GTK i Qt enviroments. It supports GNU/Linux platforms for now. It's goal is to help desktop users who need a good English-Serbian dictionary.
  • Old-Russian Ispell Set
    a superset of A.I. Lebedev's rus-ispell package that enables spellchecking of texts in old Russian orthography (pre-1918). The KOI8-C encoding is used for representing old Russian characters
  • omega t+
    omega t+ is a computer assisted translation (CAT) tool suite. It currently includes omegat, a translation editor tool with numerous features, extspell, an Apsell spell checker user interface, sentseg, for sentence segmenting of documents, and OmegaT packages, from which omegat is derived.
  • OpenDict
    OpenDict is free cross-platform dictionary program. It works with DICT, Slowo and Mova dictionaries. It also supports plug-in dictionaries that may be created for almost any data source. OpenDict is a client for DICT servers.
  • OpenXSpell
    OpenXSpell aims to bring comprehensive and flexible open source spell checking to the Mac OS X platform. The project was born of a frustration with the limitations of the native AppleSpell spell checking service which provides support for only a very limited number of languages. OpenXSpell makes use of the excellent Enchant library, which makes it possible to use a number of different spell checking back-ends, including Aspell, ISpell, MySpell, and Hunspell.
  • pwnsjp
    pwnsjp is a console-based frontend to the following dictionaries: "Slownik jezyka polskiego PWN", 3 volumes; "Multimedialny slownik PWN. Frazeologia"; "Multimedialny slownik PWN. Jezyk polski"; and "Multimedialny slownik PWN. Wyrazy obce".
  • QaMoose
    an English-Arabic dictionary
  • qdacco
    qdacco is an offline Qt Catalan to English dictionary application based on the Dacco project. It features the ability to send new words to the Dacco project, suggestions, search words, search closer words, copy and paste, and more. It is usable with only the keyboard or keyboard and mouse.
    QT SOZLUK is an English to Turkish, Turkish to English dictionary with a Qt interface. The latest version stays in tray and has shortcut support .
  • Qt4Sozluk
    Qt4Sozluk aims to make a simple, fast, and useful Turkish-English dictionary. It comes with a database of 120425 translations.
  • QTrans
    QTrans is a KDE frontend for the Babylon dictionary that translates from English to several languages.
  • Rhyming Dictionary
    a command-line program that takes a word and returns to you a formatted list of all words that rhyme with it
  • rospell
    rospell is a UTF-8 text editor for programmers and general use. It features syntax highlighting, a code beautifier for C and C++, and support for ctags, grep, diff, and merge. It also includes a speller for English and Romanian.
  • RSpell
    a software library that can be linked to your program to provide spell checking routines. It requires that you provide a list of acceptable words in a file, but will work with characters in UTF-8 or ASCII format
  • rubySteak
    rubySteak provides a GTK+ 2 interface for accessing the Steak German/English dictionary database.
  • Sdictionary
    Sdictionary is a cross-platform dictionary which uses the Sdict dictionary format. Unlike ptkdic or gtkdic MySQL is not needed, so you can work with dictionary files directly.
  • spell-norwegian
    spell-norwegian provides spell checking and thesaurus services for both Norwegian Bokmal and Norwegian Nynorsk for ispell, aspell, and myspell.
  • StarDict
    StarDict is a high quality cross-platform and international dictionary written in GTK+ 2.x. This tool has powerful features such as "Glob-style pattern matching", "Scan selection word", "Fuzzy search", etc. Read more
  • stardict-ed
    a simple, cross-platform text-base utility for work with dictionaries in StarDict's format
  • Steak
    Steak is a dictionary for Unix Systems. This is a very small program (not a client-server-solution), that allows you to translate the words (English <--> German).
  • Tcl Dictionary
    Tcl Dict is a front-end look-up tool for the dictionary database. Written in Tcl, it is fully cross-platform.
  • tkjmdict
    Tkjmdict is a dictionary program written in Tcl/Tk which utilises the Japanese multilingual JMdict dictionary from the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group in Monash University, Australia. The JMdict consists of more than 150000 Japanese entries translated to English with varying degree of support for German, French, and Russian.
  • TKLSpell
    a dictionary for English-German-Hungarian
  • TKLTrans
    a translation aid program capable to help to translate from English, German or Hungarian into German, English or Hungarian. All combinations of these three languages are supported
  • umova
    umova is a small and fast terminal-base dictionary program. It supports several dictionary formats (including StarDict), can perform reverse search, and can be used as a dictd client.
  • Verbum
    Verbum is a multilingual dictionary application with extra features to help the user learn the words. It enables you to create your original wordbook, practice, and test. There are about 850 words for the Japanese dictionary and 450 for the Italian.
  • Word Inspector
    Word Inspector is a graphical front-end to the "dict" program. The dict program allows you to search through one or more dictionary-like reference books for a word, then displays its definition.
  • wxRecnik
    wxRecnik is a Serbian English dictionary.
  • xdict
    xdict is a graphical english/german dictionary running on the Linux operating system, it was written using the Gtk+ API.

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