GoldenDict is a feature-rich dictionary lookup program, supporting multiple dictionary formats (StarDict/Babylon/Lingvo/Dictd/AARD/MDict/SDict) and online dictionaries, featuring perfect article rendering with the complete markup, illustrations and other content retained, and allowing you to type in words without any accents or correct case.
This code has been run and tested on Windows XP/Vista/7, Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X.
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GoldenDict is a virtual dictionary. It has many useful features and a search function that makes it powerful. With its user-friendly interface, it is so simple that anyone can use. GoldenDict is a software acting dictionary. I don’t have a Mac in front of me right now, but tomorrow I’ll try to trouble-shoot the problem for you. You could try putting the dictionary file in another location and see if that works. Also you could try dragging the GoldenDict program into the Applications folder (that’s where I put it when I did the test to make sure everything was. Hello people from Goldendict, I used a bit goldendict 4 months ago, but I stopped because it crashed a lot when I loaded a Babylon dictionary. Now we're in version 1.0 and my Goldendict for Mac is in 0.8 and I noticed the developpers stopped developing the Goldendict for Mac.
- Make, GCC, Git
- Qt framework. Minimum required version is 4.6 for Windows, 4.5 for all other platforms. But Qt 4.7 or 4.8 is recommended.
- If you want to use Qt 5.x then use branch qt4x5
- Qt Creator IDE is recommended for development
- Various libraries on Linux (png, zlib, etc)
- On Mac and Windows all the libraries are already included in the repository
Installing External Deps on Ubuntu Linux
Installing External Deps on Ubuntu Linux for Qt5
How to build
First, clone this repository, e.g.:
And then invoke
In case when
qmake-qt4 does not exist, try using
qmake but make sure it is indeed from the Qt 4 installation.On the other hand, if you want to use
qt5, make sure that
qmake is from Qt 5 installation. If not, you can tryfinding it at a path like
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/bin/qmake.Alternatively, you might want to load
goldendict.pro file from within Qt Creator, especially on Windows.
Note: To compile with
libhunspell older than 1.5 pass
Building with Chinese conversion support
To add Chinese conversion support you need at first install libopencc-dev package:
Building with Zim dictionaries support
To add Zim and Slob formats support you need at first install lzma-dev package:
Building without extra tiff handler
If you have problem building with libtiff5-dev package, you can pass
qmake in order to disable extra tiff support(without such extra support some b/w tiff images will not be displayed):
Building without Epwing format support
If you have problem building with libeb-dev package, you can pass
qmake in order to disable Epwing format support
Building without internal audio player
If you have problem building with FFmpeg/libao (for example, Ubuntu older than 12.04), you can pass
qmake in order to disable internal audio player completely:
NB: All additional settings for
qmake that you need must be combined in one
qmake launch, for example:
make clean before
make because the setting change:
Building under Windows with MS Visual Studio
To build GoldenDict with Visual Studio take one of next library packs and unpack it to
'winlibs/lib/msvc' folder in GoldenDict sources folder.
GoldenDict_libs_VS2013_x86_v4.7z - for MS Visual Studio 2013, 32 bit
GoldenDict_libs_VS2013_x64_v4.7z - for MS Visual Studio 2013, 64 bit
GoldenDict_libs_VS2015_x86_v4.7z - for MS Visual Studio 2015, 32 bit
GoldenDict_libs_VS2015_x64_v4.7z - for MS Visual Studio 2015, 64 bit
To create project files for Visual Studio you can pass
'-tp vc' option to
Note: In Qt 5.6.0 and later the
Webkit module was removed from official release builds. You should to build it from sources to compile GoldenDict.
Installation is an optional step since the built binary can be used as-is without installation. But you can properly install via:
NB: Don't do that on Windows!
This project is licensed under the GNU GPLv3+ license, a copy of which can be found in the
Users looking for support should file an issue in the official GoldenDict issue tracker,or even better: submit a pull request if you have a fix available.General questions should be asked on the official GoldenDict forum.