[quote=“Tetsuo”]So I finally found what looks like a good
Chinese-English dictionary for Linux, a KDE one called KCDict.
Only now the problem is that I can’t install it - every time I
./configure I get:[/quote]
Stop. Don’t even bother. I’ll turn you on to a really great
dictionary. It is (drumroll please), Stardict.
It actually does several languages. You install the basic Stardict
package, and then add the dictionaries you want to it. Both
simplified and traditional character dictionaries are available (you
can install both, and switch off between them as you like).
Installing the basic package is easy if you’re using Debian (or
apt-get install stardict
If you try to run it at this point, you’ll get an error message telling
you that you don’t have any dictionaries installed, and you’ll be
referred to this web page:
You have to download the dictionary tarballs. I’ll save you a little
trouble - here’s where you’ll find them:
(note: several to choose from, I like the Oxford one)
(note: again, you have choices, I chose Oxford)
OK, after you’ve downloaded, to install the Big5 dictionary:
tar -jxvf stardict-oxford-big5-2.4.2.tar.bz2
mv oxford* /usr/share/stardict/dic/
In case you’re worried about making a typo when typing
“stardict-oxford-big5-2.4.2”, I’ll clue you in on a little Linux trick
called “auto-completion”. Just type the first few letters:
tar -jxvf star
and hit the tab key - Linux will type the rest for you. This works for most commands.
Now just start stardict (type “stardict” in an Xterm). It will work!
You can choose to click “scan” which makes the dictionary
behave similar to Dr. Eye, or unclick “scan” and you just type in
the word you want to look up. Dead easy.
Hope this helps.