dictionaries under linux

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Mon Dec 1 16:34:59 UTC 2014


On 11/30/2014 06:23 PM, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
> Good morning
> I am aware, that the following is a question / statement NOT to be
> mentioned in this community,
> but I take the risk.
> 
> I am working as a translator using English, German and Japanese.
> Most work is related to technical materials.
> That requires, that I have a lot of dictionaries available.
> In the good old days I made it a hobby to "collect" (printed)
> dictionaries, but today most of those are in the computer.
> I am using the OS that must not be named (like the bad wizard in Harry
> Potter).
> A whole series of commercial dictionaries and a lot of free dictionaries
> give me a small library on my HDD.
> OFTEN the credibility of those dictionaries is a lot higher than the
> stuff the internet gives you.
> 
> By now I am TRYING really hard to get friendly with Linux and am more or
> less desperatey trying to switch to Linux as the OS for my work environment.
> HOWEVER .. while I am after years of unbelievable trouble and spent
> time/effort I have succeeded installing the OS and there is/are
> wordprocessor(s),
> what I lack are those dictionaries!
> 
> I tried to find dictionaries as such, dictionary readers, glossaries
> etc. and am under the impression I tried just about ALL there are.
> BUT .. either I could not make those things work at all, or I get a
> performance (search results) that are at best
> a poor excuse for a dictionary.
> Like (don't remember the exact software): I look up the French "maison"
> and get ONE WORD = house.
> The rest of the screen is a vast, white desert.
> Try to look up some common word like maison in ANY printed dictionary
> (no chance for Windows being at fault here):
> you get at least 2-2 pages of related results. And THAT is precisely
> what I need.

<http://goldendict.org/>
$sudo apt-get install goldendict

> From English Wikipedia
> 	Look up maison in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
> Maison (French for "house") may refer to:
> People[edit]
> Edna Maison, American silent film actress
> Leonard Maison, New York state senator 1834–1827
> Nicolas Joseph Maison, Marshal of France
> René Maison, Belgian operatic tenor
> Places[edit]
> France
> Maison-des-Champs, in the Aube département.
> Maison-Feyne, in the Creuse département.
> Maison-Maugis, in the Orne département.
> Maison-Ponthieu, in the Somme département.
> Maison-Roland, in the Somme département.
> Maison-Rouge, in the Seine-et-Marne département.
> See also[edit]
> Maisons (disambiguation)
> Mason (disambiguation)
> Maison Dieu
> 	This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Maison.
> If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.
> From English Wiktionary
> See also: maîson
> Contents
> 1 French
> 1.1 Etymology
> 1.2 Pronunciation
> 1.3 Noun
> 1.3.1 Derived terms
> 1.4 Anagrams
> 1.5 External links
> 2 Middle French
> 2.1 Noun
> French[edit]
> Etymology[edit]
> From Middle French, from Old French maisun, meson, from Latin mansiō, mansiōnem ("abode, home, dwelling"), from maneō (“remain, stay”).
> Pronunciation[edit]
> IPA(key): /mɛ.zɔ̃/
> Audio (France, West)	
> (file)
> Rhymes: -ɔ̃
> Homophone: maisons
> Hyphenation: mai‧son
> Noun[edit]
> maison f (plural maisons)
> house
> Derived terms[edit]
> maison close
> maison de passe
> maisonette
> maison de presse
> Anagrams[edit]
> aimons
> External links[edit]
> "maison" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
> Middle French[edit]
> Noun[edit]
> maison f (plural maisons)
> house

I do not have french dictionaries installed, but I can easily click on
""maison" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized
Treasury of the French Language)." and get
<http://www.cnrtl.fr/definition/maison>
If you prefer to install dictionaries directly in GoldenDict:
http://goldendict.org/dictionaries.php

I suggest that you enter in a terminal:

$ apt-cache search dictionary

and you will find all types of dictionaries available.

Or if you prefer: open the Ubuntu Software Center and search for
Dictionary...





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