The LDOCE5 Viewer is an alternative dictionary viewer for the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 5th Edition (LDOCE 5).
It runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.
This software is free and open source software licensed under the terms of GPLv3.
- Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 5th Edition (DVD-ROM)
- Python 2.7 or 2.6 (or 3.x)
- Development tools for PyQt4
- Whoosh 2.x
Simple download and execute the .exe file here.
If a package is yet to be available for your distro, you need to build it from source.
Prequisites for building from source
Python 2.7 or 2.6 (or 3.x)
Development tools for PyQt4
python-whooshin AUR (Arch Linux)
If you are on Ubuntu 15+, the default python-whoosh to be installed is 2.7.0+, which may cause error with the application during index. Therefore,you have 2 options :
Use pip to install python whoosh 2.5.
pip install whoosh==2.5.7
Install .deb file from here to grab the old version (2.5.7) of python-whoosh.
[On Linux] Python bindings for Gstreamer
[On Linux] Gstreamer plugins for MP3 audio playback
If you're using Ubuntu 15.x, you should install python-qt4-phonon to pronunce words and sentences correctly:
Enter the following commands in the terminal:
$ make build $ sudo make install
Copy the 'ldoce5.data' directory from the LDOCE5 DVD-ROM to an arbitrary location in your HDD or SSD.
Start the LDOCE5 Viewer.
The application will ask you the location where you put 'ldoce5.data'.
Mac OS X
Download and run your .app file here
Install manually From Source
$ brew install pyqt $ pip install lxml pyobjc-core pyobjc-framework-Cocoa whoosh py2app $ # inside ldoce5viewer directory $ sudo DISTUTILS_DEBUG=1 python setup.py py2app $ open dist/LDOCE5\ Viewer.app/
Or if you are using MacPorts:
- Install the following ports:
- python27 (or python3x)
- Run the LDOCE5 Viewer