I looked for a good english-russian dictionary under *NIX and find
slowo by Dima Anisimow
but it lack to support of qt 3.x and has lots of design and compile problems.
So I write my own version called slowechko
It use simple dicitionary format (see below) wide availabel in the Net and support Japanese with hiragana search, see below.
This program is distributed under GPL, no code or ideas from slowo was used.
The root place of this progect now is SourceForge.
All these dictionaries was found on the Net. I perform some cleanup,
formatting and error correction before placing it here.
Warning! If you believe that one of this dictionary violates
your rights please contact me.
Edict is free for personal use only, see http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/edict.html.
Related Utilities and libraries:
Compile and Install notes
You need GNU make and two libraries libdms4 and libqt to build slowechko from source:
Create ~/.slowechko.rc if you wish to have local preferences.
Note! Index is not portable, and not backward compatible,
you must rebuild all indicies on each new platform.
- make shure environment variable LIBDMS4 is set correct
- run ./configure.sh
- run make
- run make install.
- download necessary dictionary and place it into slowechko/dic
- run ./install-dic.sh
Slowechko was build and tested under Win32
using MSVC++ 6.0/SP5 and QT 3.12 evaluataion.
Unfortunately, I don't own QT license and can't provide
static linked binary.
I would be very thankfull if someone do it
All english letter typed in search box is converted to hiragana
if Lang-kana-convert=Yes and xx-Dictionary-lang=Jap.
Look at slowechko.rc for complete list supported romanji entries.
You can place your own aliases into this table: romanji_alias=JIS_code.
Note, romanji to kana conversion table always use JIS ever if your dicitionary has euc or S-JIS encoding.
The best Japanese dictionary I found on the Net is edict
but it have to be converted to proper format (see below).
I prefer JIS encoding because it allow me to edit dictionary by standard vi, but JIS is slower than eucJP.
You can download ready-to-use version of edict from my site.
How to install additional dictionary
- Copy dictionary to your dictionary directory
- Build index slowechko -i dictionary_name
- Edit slowechko.rc:
Dictionary-path-=[path to dictionary]
Dictionary-name-=[name of dictionary to show in menu and title bar]
Dictionary-encoding-=KOI8-R [dictionary encoding, see QTextCodec]
Dictionary-lang-=Eng [word to mark dicitionary with the same language, to
search through ]
I use very simple format: Keyword\x20=\x20Article\x0A.
Dictionary should be sorted in proper order, article may contain =, spaces or html formatting tags,
but shouldn't contain LF, use <BR> instead.
- Add search through all registered dictionaries
- Add transcription support
- Add index version and integrity check
- Bring it in order to latest libdms
- Added -l command line switch to select startup language
Copyright (C) Dmitry Samersoff, 2002
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