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 no 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 install startdict by command sudo apt-get install stardict (for Ubuntu and Debian) or yum install stardict (Fedora, CentOS, RedHat etc.). The unpack them into /usr/share/stardict/dic and restart Stardict. Here are results:

Stardict and Lingvo dictionaries

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Stefan Durand

My name is Stefan, I'm the admin of LinuxScrew. I am a full-time Linux/Unix sysadmin, a hobby Python programmer, and a part-time blogger. I post useful guides, tips, and tutorials on common Linux and Programming issues. Feel free to reach out in the comment section.

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