A dictionary widget?

Willy Hamra w.hamra1987 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 10:37:47 BST 2009


2009/7/9 Donn <donn.ingle at gmail.com>:
> Is there one? The plasma thingy that comes with Kubuntu seems to do nothing --
> it's just blank. I can't find good old kdict in the repos anymore :( How cans I
> lookz up mah spellung now? I will be all lolcatteh brk mah kybd rolf! :O
>
> \d

the dictionary widget does define words. type a word, and wait a
couple of seconds, it fetches the meaning and displays it. beware,
that for some reason, it locks all the plasma workspace while
fetching. if your connection is slow, your desktop will hang for a
while :P
anyways, it doesn't suggest corrections of wrong words which is sad.
anyone ever seen the encarta dictionary on windows? i liked that app.
anything like it on linux? i particulary like that it had the list of
all words in part of the windows, scrolling to the appropriate section
as i'm typing. and all words are installed locally (no internet
required), which can be updated as new words spring up.


-- 
Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computers and Billy Net.



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