by Hu Zheng

Free open source software provided

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Hu Zheng

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Last revision: Last week

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StarDict is one of the best open source electronic dictionaries. It allows you not only to translate words, but also to voice them, as well as to use fuzzy queries and templates. Additional dictionaries can be added to the program (the number of which is already more than 100), thus expanding the possibilities of StarDict. The program supports full-text search of words in data and various operands in the search query.

In addition, there is a function to scan the highlighted word. If it is enabled, StarDict will automatically search your databases for words you have selected in other applications and will display the result in a small pop-up window. To manage the connected dictionaries, the program has a full-fledged built-in manager, where you can connect/disconnect dictionaries or set the order of request.

- more powerful: thousands of free dictionaries for the program can be found on the Internet, both official and third-party developers. You can also convert dictionaries from other programs (e.g. Lingvo) to StarDict format;

- Full-text translation: not individual words, but whole text with good results in one click. Online translators from Google, Yahoo, Altavista, etc. are used;

- Net Dict: Online Dictionary - no more need to install it on your computer. Click the icon in the main menu, select "Settings". And once you've registered and logged into your account, you can use Net Dict with your dictionaries;

- Mouse request: when the "scan" option is selected, you can capture words for translation with the mouse.

I really enjoyed using this tool in my various translation techniques! It was very easy to understand, and I like the function where you can highlight words to find the definition. I also like how you can add other dictionaries to the program.
I don't really understand how this product would be useful or what it is needed for. Are these dictionaries intended to be used to translate between different languages? Are these supposed to be used for coding? I'm not really sure. I don't know how this product would be useful to me.
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