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.
- Make, GCC, Git
- Qt framework. Minumal required version is 4.5. But Qt 4.7 or 4.8 is recommended.
- 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
sudo apt-get install git pkg-config build-essential qt4-qmake \ libvorbis-dev zlib1g-dev libhunspell-dev x11proto-record-dev \ libqt4-dev libqtwebkit-dev libxtst-dev liblzo2-dev libbz2-dev \ libao-dev libavutil-dev libavformat-dev
How to build
First, clone this repository, e.g.:
git clone git://github.com/goldendict/goldendict.git
And then invoke
cd goldendict && qmake-qt4 && make
In case when qmake-qt4 does not exist, try using
qmake but make sure it is indeed from the Qt 4 installation.
Alternatively, you might want to load
goldendict.pro file from within Qt Creator, especially on Windows.
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:
make clean before
make because the setting change:
make clean && make
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.