Thursday, January 14, 2010

Setting up an offline dictionary on Ubuntu

Note: I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

There are two ways to do this that I know off:

Install Artha, an off-line thesaurus based on WordNet
sudo apt-get install artha

Or, you can configure Dictionary to use a local dictionary server

Install a local dictionary server and required dictionaries and thesaurus:
sudo apt-get install dictd dictzip dict-wn dict-foldoc dict-jargon dict-gcide dict-moby-thesaurus

Configure Dictionary to use the local dictionary:
Application > Office > Dictionary
Edit > Preferences
Add a new source using as the Hostname and select it as your default source.

Hope that helps.


Joel said...

Thank you for this!

Now if windows would just get their shit together and make an offline dictionary, I would be set.

Unknown said...

Artha now has a Windows version released (1.0.2)! It has all the features it's Linux version has.