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Conversion tools from various formats to StarDict.

Currently it can convert following dictionaries:

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You can find more information at project website:

Git repository is available at GitHub:


Scripts require dictzip to compress dictionaries. You can get it from


You can either clone the git repositry and run the scripts from it or install using pip:

pip install stardicter


The main script is, it downloads and generates StarDict dictionaries. Check it's help for more information.

Additionally there are some helper script which directly generate tarballs with dictionary.

Generating dictionary from

The server provides downloadable dictionaries for many languages. Unfortunately the license does not allow redistribution, so you need to generate them yourself. With stardicter it is easy:

./ italian czech

This generates tarball with italian-czech dictionary. You can choose any language provided by the service.


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