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'''Dictem''' is a Dictionary client for Emacs
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{{Package
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|name=DictEm
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|description=Dictionary Client for Emacs
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|maintainer=Aleksey Cheusov
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|source=http://sourceforge.net/projects/dictem/
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|in_emacs=no
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|Development status=unknown
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|website=http://sourceforge.net/projects/dictem/
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}}
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'''DictEm''' is a Dictionary client for Emacs. DictEm is an extremely
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customizable. It implements functions
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of the client part of the Dictionary protocol (RFC-2229). It widely
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uses auto completion and provides powerful API that allows to heavily
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extend its functionality. DictEm contacts dictionary server ( it can
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be localhost dictd server or any server from the internet) to get get
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the information and displays in *dictem* [[buffer]].
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==Setup==
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=== System Side setup ===
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==== On GNU/Linux ====
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First make you sure you have dictd server is installed. on Ubuntu
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following
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:: '''dictd''' - server
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:: '''dict''' - client installed by default
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:: '''dict-wn''' - Wordnet dictinory
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::: any other dicts you want
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==== Emacs setup ====
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'''NOTE:''' The following setup makes dictem to contacts to localhost
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dictd server but not to any servers over internet. '''DictEm''' comes
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with a nice README, find more details in that.
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Download dictem and add dictem the [[directory to load path]]. add the
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<syntaxhighlight lang="lisp">
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(when (executable-find "dictd")            ; check dictd is available
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  (require 'dictem))
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(setq dictem-server "localhost")
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(setq dictem-user-databases-alist
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      `(("_en-en"  . ("foldoc" "gcide" "wn"))))
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(setq dictem-use-user-databases-only t)
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(setq dictem-port  "2628")
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(dictem-initialize)
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</syntaxhighlight>
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==Usage==
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==Customizations==
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[[Category:Dictionary]] [[Category:Lookup]]

Revision as of 09:11, 31 March 2012

DictEm
Description Dictionary Client for Emacs
Author name of author
Maintainer Aleksey Cheusov
Source http://sourceforge.net/projects/dictem/
Part of Emacs no

DictEm is a Dictionary client for Emacs. DictEm is an extremely customizable. It implements functions of the client part of the Dictionary protocol (RFC-2229). It widely uses auto completion and provides powerful API that allows to heavily extend its functionality. DictEm contacts dictionary server ( it can be localhost dictd server or any server from the internet) to get get the information and displays in *dictem* buffer.

Setup

System Side setup

On GNU/Linux

First make you sure you have dictd server is installed. on Ubuntu following

dictd - server
dict - client installed by default
dict-wn - Wordnet dictinory
any other dicts you want

Emacs setup

NOTE: The following setup makes dictem to contacts to localhost dictd server but not to any servers over internet. DictEm comes with a nice README, find more details in that.

Download dictem and add dictem the directory to load path. add the

(when (executable-find "dictd")            ; check dictd is available
   (require 'dictem))
 
(setq dictem-server "localhost")
(setq dictem-user-databases-alist
      `(("_en-en"  . ("foldoc" "gcide" "wn"))))
 
(setq dictem-use-user-databases-only t)
 
(setq dictem-port   "2628")
(dictem-initialize)

Usage

Customizations