6 of the Best Free Linux Dictionary Tools
One category of computer software which often receives little
attention is the world of dictionary software. Whilst this
type of utility might not seem particularly interesting, dictionary
software is an important tool for writers and students. If you are
learning a new language or want to check the meaning of a word or
phrase, a good dictionary tool will be very useful.
Many people use a traditional dictionary primarily for
checking the spelling of a word. However, lots of computer
software includes built-in spelling checking, often on-the-fly. The
tools featured in this article offer far more functionality than mere
spell-checking. Here you will find software that can actually transform
the way that you write.
The Linux operating system offers an impressive range of
dictionary tools, which can look up words and phrases for different
languages in multiple dictionary file formats, as well as utilising
online sites such as Wikipedia and Wikitionary.
To provide an insight into the open source software that is
have compiled a list of 6 of our favorite dictionary tools.
Hopefully, there will be something of interest here
for anyone who needs a feature-rich dictionary. We
give our highest recommendation to GoldenDict and Purple.
So, let's explore the 6 dictionary tools at hand.
For each application we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots,
together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
offering translations of words and phrases for different languages
set of features
||Handy off-line thesaurus based on WordNet
for the Dictionary Server Protocol (DICT)
||Powerful features such as Glob-style pattern
matching and Scan selection word
to use cross-platform dictionary tool
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Last Updated Saturday, May 26 2012 @ 06:33 AM EDT