OpenDict – free multiplatform computer dictionary

OpenDict is free multiplatform computer dictionary.

It supports popular computer dictionary formats including Slowo and Mova. It also acts as a client for DICT servers.

OpenDict has plugin subsystem which lets create usable dictionaries from almost any data source. OpenDict plugins can be written for local or remote dictionaries, for text based or binary ones. Plugin consists of a dictionary itself and code that manages search process and can be attached to OpenDict.

Features include:

  • Access DICT servers.
  • Install dictionaries.
  • Adjust font size, font face
  • Show/hide word list.
  • Take words from the clipboard.
  • Character encoding:
    • Arabic.
    • Baltic.
    • Central European.
    • Cyrillic.
    • Greek.
    • Nordic.
    • South European.
    • Unicode.
    • Western.
  • Create your own dictionary.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, BSD, and Windows.

Support: Documentation, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Martynas Jocius, Kęstutis Biliūnas, Linas Valiukas
License: GNU General Public License version 2


OpenDict is written in Python. Python facilities are used to achieve such features as portability through different operating systems (Linux and Windows are currently supported) and plugins. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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