Sunday, January 27, 2013

Adding Dictionaries to Dictionary.app


As of OS X 10.8.2, Dictionary.app has modules for reference dictionaries in US English, British English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese.  Some ways to add more are :

This site has German, Arabic, Latin, Chinese, Italian.

Etresoft has a dictionary for the Quran and two Bible dictionaries.

Others available are Italian, Norwegian, Catalan, and Romanian.

Plus Polish.

Also check this site.

In 10.9 Apple added Italian, Dutch, Korean, Korean/English, Chinese/English.

Here are instructions for getting and installing Apple's Dictionary Development Kit.

2 comments:

Igor Freiberger said...

There are several additional dictionaries available here: http://mysite.mweb.co.za/residents/clasqm/mac-os-x-dictionaries/index.html

Deniz said...

Is it possible to use these secondary dictionaries in the ''word of the day'' screen saver? In the preferences of the ''word of the day'' screen saver, there appears a list to choose dictionaries from. However, newly added dictionaries do not pop on that list. Please contact me if you find a way how to do it.