Difference between revisions of "Dictem"
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|Description||Dictionary Client for Emacs|
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|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.
System Side setup
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
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)