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Guru Net

Startdict is everything that I could hope for.  Thanks for the info.  I wish
that I would have asked earlier.

On 10/7/06, Matthew Gillen <me at> wrote:
> James Kramer wrote:
> > I have been using Atomica and its daughter Guru Net for many years on my
> > Windows OS.  It is now called <>.  It was
> > one of the most widely used tools on the computer.  Essentially, you can
> > ALT-click on any word on your screen and receive a wealth of info about
> > the word.  They do not make a Linux version.  Does anyone know if
> > anything like this exists in the Linux world?
> Stardict for gnome does something like that.  Start it up (it stays
> docked),
> and then highlight a word in most any application (even emacs!).  A
> definition should pop up (assuming you have a dictionary installed).
> If you want a "wealth of info" though, you'll have to find the right
> dictionaries to install (or build some yourself)..
> Matt

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