dictionaries under linux

Thomas Blasejewicz thomas at s7.dion.ne.jp
Mon Dec 1 10:24:21 UTC 2014


(2014/12/01 18:49), Colin Law wrote:
> On 1 December 2014 at 02:23, Thomas Blasejewicz <thomas at s7.dion.ne.jp> wrote:
>> ...
>> So .. if there ARE good dictionary readers etc. out there -> I would
>> like to know where I am supposed to look.
>> (the "repositories" do not offer anything that I do not know already)
> I don't know anything about the particular windows packages you
> mentioned but it is highly likely likely that they will function
> happily in Ubuntu under WINE (a windows emulator).  You will probably
> be able to find out by googling for
> wine <dictionary_application_name>
>
> Colin
>
I am afraid that is not true.
I tried Wine - AND its commercial, supposedly better version "Cross-over 
-  several times.
When I install a software under Wine, I get a display full of questions 
marks.
Installing Windows fonts DID NOT help.
I contacted the support at Cross-over - after all they want to have 
money for their product - and the answer I got from THEM was:
"In that case, it probably does not work. So, forget it."

And that comes from the professionals who should know best.
No happy computing here.
Thomas



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