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StarDict is a Cross-Platform and international dictionary written in Gtk2. It has powerful features such as "Glob-style pattern matching", "Scan selection word", "Fuzzy query", "Full-text translation", etc.
Stardict comes with tons of dictionaries available online.
Installing and configuring
StarDict is just a dictionary shell, so when you download it you have no dictionary that comes along. You have to install dictionaries yourself.
Currently there are some dictionaries available in the Education:desktop repository, but you can also install dictionaries yourself: just download them and extract their content in the dic directory (/usr/share/stardict/dic/). After a restart, stardict would find the dictionary and allows you to select it.
As not all dictionaries are available as official stardict dictionary, stardict has a tool named stardict-tools (extra package) which can be used to convert dictionaries of DICT, wquick, mova and pydict to stardict format.
Tips & Tricks
- Use middle mouse button click on notification area icon to query in floating window (This option is enabled by default)