Vocabulary Builder Employing StarDict Dictionaries
Just another vocabulary building tool
When I was on Linux, I used to look English words up in StarDict. After changing to macOS, using dictionary is much easier, with only three fingers clicking the unkown word. Although, this is still not flexible enough.
Here I present a stupid simple tool written in Python3, which can perform regular expression search in StarDict dictionaries. With this tool, one can do some interesting explorations into the ocean of words.
I named this as
py-sdvb, meaning “Python3 StarDict Vocabulary Builder”.
Unfortunately, the user has to write a dictionary file first, in the format of
StarDict. Optionally one can try to download the dictionary files from
Internet. Please be cautious of the copyright problems.
- Py-sdvb is now available on PyPI. Use
pip(python3 version) to install:
pip3 install py-sdvb
- Alternatively, one can fork or download the project from Github:
git clone https://github.com/noinil/py_sdvb ~/py-sdvb
Prerequisites for manual installation
This package is based on
At the current stage,
py-sdvb is only tested for python3.5 (and higher
versinos) on macOS.
Move the dictionary files into
Simple regular expressions (RE)
The longest Chinese idiom
Chinese idiom “three and two”
Japanese “huge and tiny”
In Jupyter Notebook