Sdictionary Project

Sdictionary is a cross-platform dictionary project uses own Sdict dictionary format. It includes Sdict, the main program and two simple applications: Jotter and Data. Unlike ptkdic or gtkdic no MySQL needed, so you can work with dictionary files directly. Currently it is known to work under UNIX, Win32 and Symbian OS.

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  • Cross-platform, works under UNIX, Win32/64 and Symbian EPOC OS
  • Open source, binary format (dct) is also open and described in documentation
  • Unicode, all words and articles are stored in UTF-8
  • Two index levels, short and full
  • Compression for dictionary articles
  • Tools to convert from text file to .dct and vice versa under both Win32 and UNIX
  • Simple Web Dictionary which is included into package
  • C library framework with simple command line application
  • Perl API (
  • Simple, but powerful Jotter and Data applications
  • Compiler which helps you to create own dictionaries
  • English Idiomatic Dictionary [png]
  • Japanese-English Kanji Dictionary [png]
  • UTF-8 demo [png]
  • Win32 [png]
  • Console dictionary from libsdict package [gif]
  • Symbian EPOC port [png]
  • Jotter application [png]
  • Data application [png]
  • Perl 5.8.x (tested with 5.8.5, ActivePerl 5.8.4 build 810/win32). ActivePerl includes two below modules.
  • Module Tk supported unicode (tested with 804.027);
  • Module Compress::Zlib in case of using compressed dictionaries
  • Windows 9x/2000/NT/XP or X Window System running with unicode fonts
  • Symbian port and libsdict don't need any extra stuff listed above




    Dictionary databases (feel free to contact me if you have an extra ones) :


    Viewers supporting Sdictionary file format
    • JaLingvo, Java dictionary
    • KTranslator, KDE application
    • SdiQt, crossplatform viewer (Qtopia/Qt/Tk), mainly for Sharp Zaurus. Written in Python
    • Sdict Viewer, viewer for Nokia 770 running Maemo, written in Python/GTK

    Other dictionary resources

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