Human language translation software

Avraham Hanadari rufus at
Sat Jun 27 09:56:50 UTC 2009

Avraham Hanadari wrote:
> For several years I have been using Babylon translation software in 
> Windows. It has its limitations, but it has been an invaluable tool
> for my multilingual activities in the office and on the net.


> Thanks in advance,
> Avraham
It seems you are as much puzzled by this problem as I am.

I have been pursuing the instructions on the following link:

The author writes:

> they have some dictionaries on StarDict site but compared to Babylon
> dictionaries they are so few.. first go to Babylon site and download
> the dictionary which you want to use , (I download Kurdish and Farsi
> ones)

I already have a collection of Babylon dictionaries.

> Now we should convert the downloaded dictionary to StarDict format , 
> there is a program named dictconv , to convert dictionary formats to
> each other (including Babylon to StarDict)
> here we go : 1- download dictconv here . you should install it by
> source (don't loose your pants , it is not hard)

Downloaded and extracted.
> 2-Extract the zipped file which you downloaded , somewhere in your
> desktop . 3-Before we continue , open synaptic package manager and
> install "libxml2-dev" as it is needed for our program .

> then go to the folder on the desktop
> cd dictconv

I don't understand what is meant by "go to the folder". I opened the
folder, then opened Terminal and entered the line suggested. Below is
what I get. I tried the line the author suggested, as well as the actual
name of the directory holding the extracted components.

rick at brainstorm3l:~$ cd dictconv
bash: cd: dictconv: No such file or directory
rick at brainstorm3l:~$ cd dictconv-0.2
bash: cd: dictconv-0.2: No such file or directory
rick at brainstorm3l:~$

Theu I tried opening Alt+f2 and the command line, and it seemed that 
something happened.

Subsequently I tried to convert Babylon files, but the command line 
could not find the directory.

Sorry. This is absurd. Nothing should be so convoluted.

Please help.


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