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StarDict is a cross-platform and international dictionary written in GTK 2. It has powerful features such as glob-style pattern matching, scan selection word, fuzzy queries, etc.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  08 Nov 2007 14:00

    Release Notes: Debian support was added. A dictdotcn plugin was added. vs2005 compile support was added. A Win32 sapi-tts plugin was added. A wordnet plugin was added. Regex query support was added. The QQWry plugin was added. Many other changes were made.

    •  13 Aug 2007 04:09

      Release Notes: This release features network dictionaries, a plugin system, full-text translation, pronouncing words via the TTS engine, preliminary WikiPedia dictionary support, more powerful dictionary management, and Babylon dictionaries conversion. There are many other changes.

      •  24 Apr 2006 13:05

        Release Notes: A port to GPE ( was made. Full-text search, an Acrobat plug-in in Win32, and the ability to export a word or text to a file were added. Four Uyghur dictionaries, some Polish dictionaries, ncce-ec and ncce-ce dictionaries, handedict-gb and handedict-big5 dictionaries, and xmlittre were added. The cedict-gb and cedict-big5 dictionaries were updated. A Greek translation was made. The translations for hr, tt, uk, ru, zh_CN, and zh_TW were updated.

        •  18 Jan 2006 09:16

          Release Notes: This release added support for Pango text markup, a sparse wordoffset index that reduces memory usage, Croatian, German, Kurdish, and Tatar translations, stardict_verify, treedict2dir, and tabfile utilities, and many new dictionaries.

          •  14 Jan 2005 23:10

            Release Notes: This release adds Mueller7 optimization, a quick_eng-gre and quick_gre-eng dictionary encoding fix, a Hanzi Master dictionary, a zh_TW help document translation and small bugfix, new en-ru-bars and en-uk-auszi dictionaries, Ukrainian, zh_TW, Slovak, and Hungarian translations, and a fix for a problem with moving the border of MeaningWin to the right end of the Stardict main window.

            Recent comments

            12 Aug 2007 23:45 xiaoyang

            Great work!
            Very useful. With new functions. Lot of dictionaries. Easy to use.

            15 Nov 2003 01:10 jidar

            It dosen't work!
            Not to mention, it dosen't work, Why, I don't know

            for file in ./*.omf; do \
            /usr/bin/ginstall -c -m 644 ./$file /usr/share/omf/stardict; \
            /usr/bin/ginstall: cannot stat `././*.omf': No such file or directory
            make[2]: [install-data-local] Error 1 (ignored)
            scrollkeeper-update -p /usr/var/scrollkeeper
            OMF file [/usr/share/omf/gnome-applets/gweather_applet-it.omf] does not validate against ScrollKeeper-OMF DTD: /usr/share/xml/scrollkeeper/dtds/scrollkeeper-omf.dtd
            Unable to register /usr/share/omf/gnome-applets/gweather_applet-it.omf

            then it just freezes.


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