Artha is a handy thesaurus based on WordNet with distinct features like global hotkey look-up, passive desktop notifications, regular expression based search, etc.. Artha may be used as a free open-source replacement to the proprietary WordWeb Pro.
These free dictionaries, Pali – English & Sanskrit- English, are written by my kind friend Tong Phuoc Khai. They are cool. You even do not need any Pali or Sanskrit typing software to look up a Pali/Sanskrit word with these applications.
Another free software (open source) for studying Pali and Theravada Buddhism is the Pali Text Reader.
Hope it helps.
Stardict is one of the best free dictionary program in Linux and Window. It offers many dictionaries in different languages. And all of them are free!
You can download stardic here
Download dictionary files here:
To make Stardict pronounce English words you may use WyabdcRealPeopleTTS package. Download it here:
For Linux, copy WyabdcRealPeopleTTS.tar.bz2 to your home folder, then use those command:
sudo cp WyabdcRealPeopleTTS.tar.bz2 /usr/share
sudo tar -jxvf WyabdcRealPeopleTTS.tar.bz2
Configuration: Preferences -> Sound at Command for playing wav file: type mplayer -ao alsa
Install mplayer with:
sudo apt-get install mplayer
For Windows, you can simply use WinRAR to extract the it and install it at “C:\Program Files\” or “Program Files\StarDict\”.
Updated Nov 5th, 2009:
Try Qstardict! It is similar to stardict.
Give normal user permission to write
sudo chmod a+w /usr/share/stardict/dic
Untar and move dictionaries to “dic” directory
tar -xjvf a.tar.bz2
mv a /usr/share/stardict/dic
How to make qstardict pronounces words with WyabdcRealPeopleTTS