Klatch is a KDE client for the Dictionary Server Protocol (DICT). It can query multiple DICT servers simultaneously and has a simple user interface for querying words and displaying their definitions. It also features a scripting interface for processing definitions via QtScript which is based on the ECMAScript standard. This allows, for example, to append selected definitions to an external vocabulary collections, like kvtml files.
Source and (amd64) binary packages for Debian are available in my personal package archive. Packages for other distributions are not available yet.
git clone git://github.com/fthomas/klatch.git
To compile and install Klatch, run these commands in its source tree:
mkdir build cd build cmake .. make sudo make install
If this fails because of missing C++11 support, you need to use a newer compiler. For example, on Debian g++ from the gcc-snapshot package can be used by adding the following option to the CMake invocation:
Klatch was written by Frank S. Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>