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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:

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


Ubuntu Feisty Fawn at Dell Inspiron 1501

Ubuntu now works perfectly at my just bought Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop that has the following characteristics: AMD Turion 64 X2 1600 Mhz, 512 Mb RAM, 80 Gb HDD, Broadcom Wi-Fi adapter, 15.4” wide screen display… 32-bit Fiesty has been installed without any problems and provides all needed hardware support for the laptop. I really recommend this operating system to be installed onto Desktops and Laptops. contains all necessary information and provided invaluable help.
In case you have any problems and/or questions regarding this laptop running Ubuntu feel free to contact me at artiomix{at}

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 at Dell Inspiron 1501