Lingvo dictionaries with Stardict

I think that the best open source off-line dictionary is Stardict. It’s absolutely free, it’s very user friendly and, of course, it supports a huge amount of dictionaries which allow to translate words and phrases into many directions.

Few will deny that there is better Russian-English and English-Russian dictionary than Lingvo, but shame on it’s developers — it’s for Window$ only. This problem can be solved rather simply by using Lingvo dictionaries with Stardict… Here are links for EN-RU and RU-EN dictionaries:

http://rapidshare.com/files/45302592/Lingvo11_EN-RU.tar http://rapidshare.com/files/45303408/Lingvo11_RU-EN.tar

I use them by myself at my Ubuntu laptop and they are very easy to install: just unpack them into /usr/share/stardict/dic and restart Stardict. Here are results:

Stardict and Lingvo dictionaries

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2 Responses to “Lingvo dictionaries with Stardict”


  1. 1 Steven August 26, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    I’m looking for a converter for Lingvo version 9 dictionary files to stardict. I see your’s were made from Lingvo 11. Do you know of anything that would convert Lingvo 9 format dictionaries?

    Thanks,

    Steven

  2. 2 artiomix August 27, 2007 at 7:48 am

    Hi, Steven!

    I found Lingvo 9 converter (should be run in Window$):
    http://as-syrinx.narod.ru/lud2dsl15a.ZIP (description is here).

    The matter it’s written by russian guy and there is no manual for it in English.

    Hope it helps!

    P.S. Some more converted Lingvo dictionaries:
    http://bayxao.wordpress.com/2007/03/24/convert-lingvo-dict-to-stardict-dict-format


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