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NAME

       qstardict - a Qt dictionary

DESCRIPTION

       QStarDict  is a StarDict clone written with Qt. The user interface is similar to StarDict.
       You can start QStarDict from the menu or by running the qstardict command.

TRANSLATION REFORMATTING AND ABBREVIATION EXPANSION

       QStarDict can reformat translations and expand dictionary abbreviations. For example  this
       translation:

       1> First _val. of _w. 2> Second _val. of _w. ...

       can be shown as

       1. Fist value of word
       2. Second value of word
       3. ...

       But reformatting and expanding takes additional CPU time. If the translation reformatting and instant search are both turned on this can decrease QStarDict performance.

DICTIONARIES

       Dictionaries for StarDict plugin are in StarDict format and by default must be placed into
       /usr/share/stardict/dic or ~/.stardict/dic directories. A dictionary must consist of three
       files:

        - .dict[.dz] file - main dictionary file
        - .idx - index file
        - .ifo - description file

       These files must be placed together in one directory.

PRONOUNCING PROGRAMS

       QStarDict  can pronounce words using external program when popup window is shown. You must
       set a voice program to pronounce text from stdin. By default this is festival  with  --tts
       option.

D-BUS

       QStarDict supports D-Bus message bus. List of available methods:

       void org.qstardict.dbus.showPopup(QString text)
       void org.qstardict.dbus.showTranslation(QString text)
       QString org.qstardict.dbus.translate(QString text)
       QString org.qstardict.dbus.translateHtml(QString text)
       QDBusVariant                   org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties.Get(QString interface_name,
       QString property_name)
       void  org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties.Set(QString interface_name,   QString property_name,
       QDBusVariant value)
       QString org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable.Introspect()

       List of available properties:

       readwrite int org.qstardict.dbus.mainWindowVisible

       You  can  call  these  methods from your applications or by using the qdbus program.  This
       command

       qdbus org.qstardict.dbus /qstardict org.qstardict.dbus.showPopup "text"

       will show a QStarDict popup window with a translation of the "text".

       If you want to show/hide QStarDict window using keyboard shortcuts you must bind the following command to a shortcut:

       qdbus org.qstardict.dbus /qstardict org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties.Set \
       org.qstardict.dbus mainWindowVisible \
       $(( ! $(qdbus org.qstardict.dbus /qstardict \
       org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties.Get org.qstardict.dbus mainWindowVisible)))

HOMEPAGE

       QStarDict website ⟨http://qstardict.ylsoftware.com

AUTHOR

       QStarDict was written by Alexander Rodin <rodin.alexander@gmail.com>.

       This manual page was written  by  Alexander  Rodin  <rodin.alexander@gmail.com>,  for  the
       Debian project (but may be used by others).

SEE ALSO

       stardict(1) sdcv(1) qdbus(1)

                                         January 24, 2018                            QSTARDICT(1)