July 6, 2024

Add a dictionary to sdcv (Stardic’s cli)

Download a dictionary file from:


Create the directory where sdcv looks for dictionaries:

sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/stardict/dic/  

Download the programmes you will need to extract dictionary files:

sudo apt install tar unzip

The next command depends on whether the downloaded file is a .gz file or a .bz2 file.

If it is a .bz2 file:

sudo tar -xvjf downloaded.tar.bz2 -C /usr/share/stardict/dic

If it is a .gz file:

sudo tar -xvzf downloaded.tar.gz -C /usr/share/stardict/dic

If it is a .zip file:

sudo unzip downloaded.zip -d /usr/share/stardic/dic

You can make aliases to chose which dictionary sdcv uses, see: https://yctct.com/sdcv-alias

Credit: green (askubuntu)

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