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ding - Dictionary lookup program for Unix

This is "Ding"
  • a dictionary lookup program for Unix,

  • DIctionary Nice Grep,

  • a Tk based Front-End to [ae]grep, ispell, dict, ...

  • Ding {n} :: thing

This package needs agrep(1) or egrep(1) as a back end. agrep is preferable, because it supports fault tolerant searching.

You have to install some translation dictionary word list with a word/phrase in two languages in one line with some kind of separator between them. The default configuration of ding uses the German-English dictionary which can be found in the trans-de-en package, but you can use every other translation word lists with one entry per line.


Andre L. suggested Ding:
Ding is an English/German and German/English dictionary. To look up a word (e.g. "lust") you just type it in.Searches are simultaneously done in both languages with yoursearch word highlighted in the results. The text file containing the dictionary is part of the trans-de-en package.

The name ding is allegedly short for dictionarynice grep, but is also a multilingual pun.

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