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GoldenDict is a free and open source multifunctional dictionary search program that supports several dictionary formats (StarDict/Babylon/Lingvo/Dictd/AARD/MDict/SDICT) and online dictionaries


  • GoldenDict uses WebKit for accurate/correct/complete presentation/display of articles: with all formatting, colors, images and links;
  • Support for several dictionary file formats: Babylon (.BGL) files supplemented with images and resources, StarDict dictionaries (.ifo/.dict./.idx/.syn), Dictd dictionary files (.index/.dict(.dz)), ABBYY Lingvo (.dsl), along with abbreviations (dictionary resources can be packed together in a zip file), ABBYY Lingvo audio archives (.lsa/.dat);
  • Support for services: Wikipedia, Wiktionary or any other MediaWiki-based sites to perform search;
  • It is possible to use arbitrary websites as dictionaries using URL templates;
  • It is possible to run arbitrary external programs for audio playback or content generation (text-to-speech conversion, help pages, etc.);
  • Support for searching and listening to pronunciation from;
  • There is a Hunspell-based morphological system used to identify words and spelling sentences;
  • It is possible to index arbitrary directories with audio files to search for pronunciation;
  • Full Unicode case, diacritics, punctuation marks, and space folding. This means being able to type words without any accents, correct case, punctuation marks or spaces (for example, typing “Grussen” will result in “grüßen” in German dictionaries);
  • There is a function for scanning pop-ups. A small window will appear with the translation of the word selected from another application;
  • Support for keyboard shortcuts.

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The software GoldenDict is available for installation on Linux and Windows.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub org.goldendict.GoldenDict

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:1.5.0
Developer:Konstantin Isakov
Programming language:C, C++
License:GPL v3

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