Thursday, December 18, 2008

Stardict, Open Source Free Dictionary for Ubuntu Linux

$ sudo apt-get install stardict

Stardict is a dictionary, thesaurus, translator !!!

We can use more that one dictionary database, for example: Merrian Webster Dictionary, Longman Dictionary, etc. You can download the dictionary files from

The dictionary files should go here: /usr/share/stardict/dic
Steps to add New Dictionary (example uses logman dictionary)

download stardict-longman-2.4.2.tar.bz2 files

$ sudo cp stardict-longman-2.4.2.tar.bz2 /usr/share/stardict/dic $ sudo tar -xjvf stardict-longman-2.4.2.tar.bz2

You can re arrange the search order of your dictionaries
It can be used for testing pronunciation, After installation it will be available on Applications-->Accessories


vinay georgian said...

thanks .i tried as u said and it worked......

johansvensson said...


Seems like they removed the stardict-longman-2.4.2.tar.bz2. Will you please make it available on your blog?



dddddd said...

That is correct. They were illegal pirated data.

Anonymous said...

found the files here:

Hope you find what you want.