Dictionary interface of stardict, support regular expression (regex) search and colored output.


Keywords
dictionary, stardict, vocabulary builder, English, Chinese
License
GPL-3.0
Install
pip install py-sdvb==2.3

Documentation

py_sdvb

Description

  • Vocabulary builder by generating word lists from stardict dictionaries. Allow regular expression search. Written in python.
  • Command-line dictionary searching tool with colored output.

Features

Regular expression support

See some regex search examples below:

Regex support.

Colored output

Keywords are highlighted.

Jupyter/Ipython notebook (Experimental)

Interactively searching/translating in Jupyter notebooks.

Installation

Py-sdvb is now available on PyPI. Use pip (python3 version) to install:

pip3 install py-sdvb

Prerequisites for manual installation

This package is based on PyStarDict (https://github.com/lig/pystardict).

Programs are tested for python3 on Mac OS X.

Usage

Get the dictionaries

Put all the dictionaries in the directory ~/.stardict/. If you have been using tools like stardict or sdcv, you probably have already had the dictionaries stored there.

pysdvb

This is the primary program to help building your vocabulary, by generating a list of words together with their translations.

Run pysdvb like this:

pysdvb [-s] [-h]

Use the [-h] option for help.

The -s option provides a mode to choose dictionary. Otherwise, all the dictionaries are used.

You will then be prompted with REGEX:, which askes you to input regular expressions for search.

pysdcv

This is an interactive command line dictionary tool, basically an analog of sdcv.

pysdcv

Manually add to $PATH

If not using pip to install, probably you need these commands:

ln -s /path/to/py_sdvb/pysdvb/sdvb.py /usr/local/bin/pysdvb
ln -s /path/to/py_sdvb/pysdvb/sdcv.py /usr/local/bin/pysdcv