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[krunner] dictionary runner

Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:41 pm
One runner that I would like to see very much is a dictionary runner that will return the definition of whatever word you type. It would need to have some trigger, like "dict <word>" or "define <word>". Even "=<word>" might work, if the calculator runner is modified to ignore all-text entries. The definition would then appear in the results below, either as the user types or after the user presses "enter" (depending on how quickly the definition can be retrieved and displayed).

It seems to me that looking up the definition of a word is the sort of quick, one-step, randomly-needed action that krunner is perfect for.

There is already a dictionary plasma widget, so it should be possible. It looks to me like runners can define the size of the results they return, and there is a lot of space in the results area for a definition (far more than the dictionary widget provides by default). Krunner also already supports scrolling if the results are too long.


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Re: [krunner] dictionary runner

Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:04 pm
Id could be combined with spell checker and use same keyword(s) like 'word'.

In 99% cases same word cant be misspelled and be in dictionary of definitions, so its easy to decide what to output. For rest 1%, well, both could be displayed.

Less keyword to remember is always better ;)
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[krunner] dictionary runner

Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:59 pm
Word search would be great too. I use WordWeb on windows and even though it runs in wine its not the same.

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[krunner] dictionary runner

Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:49 pm
I love the plasmoid. Would be great to have this functionality in KRunner as well!


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[krunner] dictionary runner

Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:23 pm
It would be even better to have the possibility to translate the word in another language, but i think it's harder to implement (we would need too much dictionary, etc.).
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[krunner] dictionary runner

Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:10 pm
There is already a google translate runner.


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[krunner] dictionary runner

Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:51 am
TheBlackCat wrote:There is already a google translate runner.

Thanks! It's exactly what i was looking for.
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dictionary runner

Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:33 pm
This has been implemented:
http://blog.jasondonenfeld.com/285


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dictionary runner

Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:46 pm
Cool. Thanks for the feedback.

 
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