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dr_spork

Joined: 23 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Wed 26 Dec 2007, 18:08    Post subject:  offline dictionary for puppy 3.01?  

Hi everyone,

I've been having difficulty finding an offline dictionary that will work with Puppy 3.01. I've tried some of the StarDict dotpups, but they launch Dillo whenever I enter a word, and then crash. I've also tried PBDict but can't seem to get it to work. Any recommendations for a dictionary app that would work with 3.01?
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Bruce B

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Dec 2007, 08:43    Post subject:  

I've always been more than pleased with the CLI app dict.

Basic usage is:

dict lookupword

Another sort of companion like program, although it isn't really is look which finds legitimate words in its word list.

If these programs seem like something you want, but can't find let me know.

EDIT PS OPPS - you said offline dictionary. I think the databases can be downloaded for dict, something to look into.

I've got one that works in Windows that works in Linux, but most of the time I'm online.

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Bruce B

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Dec 2007, 09:19    Post subject:  

How about looking into this offline dictionary?

Everest QDictionary
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dr_spork

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Dec 2007, 18:55    Post subject:  

dict is great. any ideas on how to configure it for offline use?
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Bruce B

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Dec 2007, 21:10    Post subject:  

dr_spork wrote:
dict is great. any ideas on how to configure it for offline use?


No dr_spork, I don't. But I think it's worth looking into.

Here's the --help for dict for starters.
Code:

{~} dict --help
dict 1.4.9/rf on Linux 2.6.21.5
Copyright 1997, 1998 Rickard E. Faith (faith@cs.unc.edu)
-h --host <server>      specify server
-p --port <service>     specify port
-d --database <dbname>  select a database to search
-m --match              match instead of define
-s --strategy           strategy for matching or defining
-c --config <file>      specify configuration file
-C --nocorrect          disable attempted spelling correction
-D --dbs                show available databases
-S --strats             show available search strategies
-H --serverhelp         show server help
-i --info <dbname>      show information about a database
-I --serverinfo         show information about the server
-a --noauth             disable authentication
-u --user <username>    username for authentication
-k --key <key>          shared secret for authentication
-V --version            display version information
-L --license            display copyright and license information
   --help               display this help
-v --verbose            be verbose
-r --raw                trace raw transaction
   --debug <flag>       set debugging flag
   --html               output HTML format
   --pipesize <size>    specify buffer size for pipelining (256)
   --client <text>      additional text for client command
{~}


Here are the databases available:

gcide The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
wn WordNet (r) 2.0
moby-thes Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
elements Elements database 20001107
vera Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002)
jargon Jargon File (4.3.1, 29 Jun 2001)
foldoc The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)
easton Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
hitchcock Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)
bouvier Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
devils THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY ((C)1911 Released April 15 1993)
world02 CIA World Factbook 2002
gazetteer U.S. Gazetteer (1990)
gaz-county U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000)
gaz-place U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
gaz-zip U.S. Gazetteer Zip Code Tabulation Areas (2000)
--exit-- Stop default search here.
afr-deu Africaan-German Freedict dictionary
afr-eng Africaan-English Freedict Dictionary
ara-eng English-Arabic Freedict Dictionary
cro-eng Croatian-English Freedict Dictionary
cze-eng Czech-English Freedict dictionary
dan-eng Danish-English Freedict dictionary
deu-eng German-English Freedict dictionary
deu-fra German-French Freedict dictionary
deu-ita German-Italian Freedict dictionary
deu-nld German-Nederland Freedict dictionary
deu-por German-Portugese Freedict dictionary
eng-afr English-Africaan Freedict Dictionary
eng-ara English-Arabic FreeDict Dictionary
eng-cro English-Croatian Freedict Dictionary
eng-cze English-Czech fdicts/FreeDict Dictionary
eng-deu English-German Freedict dictionary
eng-fra English-French Freedict Dictionary
eng-hin English-Hindi Freedict Dictionary
eng-hun English-Hungarian Freedict Dictionary
eng-iri English-Irish Freedict dictionary
eng-ita English-Italian Freedict dictionary
eng-lat English-Latin Freedict dictionary
eng-nld English-Netherlands Freedict dictionary
eng-por English-Portugese Freedict dictionary
eng-rom English-Romanian FreeDict dictionary
eng-rus English-Russian Freedict dictionary
eng-spa English-Spanish Freedict dictionary
eng-swa English-Swahili xFried/FreeDict Dictionary
eng-swe English-Swedish Freedict dictionary
eng-tur English-Turkish FreeDict Dictionary
eng-wel English-Welsh Freedict dictionary
fra-deu French-German Freedict dictionary
fra-eng French-English Freedict dictionary
fra-nld French-Nederlands Freedict dictionary
hin-eng English-Hindi Freedict Dictionary [reverse index]
hun-eng Hungarian-English FreeDict Dictionary
iri-eng Irish-English Freedict dictionary
ita-deu Italian-German Freedict dictionary
jpn-deu Japanese-German Freedict dictionary
kha-deu Khasi-German FreeDict Dictionary
lat-deu Latin-German Freedict dictionary
lat-eng Latin-English Freedict dictionary
nld-deu Nederlands-German Freedict dictionary
nld-eng Nederlands-English Freedict dictionary
nld-fra Nederlands-French Freedict dictionary
por-deu Portugese-German Freedict dictionary
por-eng Portugese-English Freedict dictionary
sco-deu Scottish-German Freedict dictionary
scr-eng Serbo-Croat-English Freedict dictionary
slo-eng Slovenian-English Freedict dictionary
spa-eng Spanish-English Freedict dictionary
swa-eng Swahili-English xFried/FreeDict Dictionary
swe-eng Swedish-English Freedict dictionary
tur-deu Turkish-German Freedict dictionary
tur-eng Turkish-English Freedict dictionary
english English Monolingual Dictionaries
trans Translating Dictionaries
all All Dictionaries (English-Only and Translating)
web1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
world95 The CIA World Factbook (1995)

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Here's a page that links to dictionary databases. I think we have lots to work with.
dict.org: Resources
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