Need help,please

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  1. cet

    cet Registered Member

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    Downloaded the stardict dictionary.I also downloaded the freedict-eng-tur.dict.dz from the repositories.I know that I have to extract that file in usr/share/dictd to usr/share/stardict/dic

    I think I have to write a command in the terminal.
    sudo mv /usr/share/dictd-freedict-eng-tur.dict.dz/ /usr/share/stardict/dic/

    This I think is to move the file,but how do I extract it?There is something missing....
     
  2. quintile

    quintile Registered Member

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    Your onboard archiver should be able to handle it..then you can move it where you want..or listen to linuxforall.. :D
     
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  3. linuxforall

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    Cet,

    I use Stardict but as far as I know, I had to download the bz2 zipped files, extract them and then move them to /usr/share/stardict/dic folder but these extracted folder contain more than just the dz file, they contain few idx files as well.
     
  4. cet

    cet Registered Member

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    Ok I will only add Eng to Eng dictionary.
    When I go to this site h ttp://stardict.sourceforge.net/Dictionaries_dictd-www.dict.org.php
    I want to download the Wordnet tarball.But when I click on it, it redirects to a new page and there are many packages.I do not know which one to download.
    I have the stardict which I installed from the repos.It only shows the meanings in Chinese.I just could not find the Eng dictionary files to add.

    Edit:I have read more than 50 pages on internet about this stardict dictionary and still have not understood how to add a dictionary to it.Many ppl are complainig about this and many of them are not able to use it..
     
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  5. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    WordNet is not very good at all. For English the one I use is http://dictionary.reference.com/ There is also a translator where you enter text to be translated.

    Add it to your search engines and assign a keyword e.g. 'd' Then to search for say 'mildew' just enter d<space>mildew in the address bar (or use the search engine dropdown to select the dictionary and then search).
     
  6. linuxforall

    linuxforall Registered Member

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    Cet,

    Just try downloading the bz2 file, you can add Wordnet, Collings and Webster as I have done, I also use the speech engine for pronounciation.
     
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