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

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# 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.](/images/regex.png)

### Colored output

Keywords are highlighted.

<img src=”/images/coloroutput.png” width=”800”>

### Jupyter/Ipython notebook (Experimental)

Interactively searching/translating in Jupyter notebooks.

<img src=”/images/ipynb_sdcv.gif” width=”600”>

## Prerequisites

This package is based on 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.


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

Run like this: `bash ./ [-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.


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

`bash ./ `

### Add to $PATH

If not using pip to install, probably you need these commands: `bash ln -s /path/to/py_sdvb/ /usr/local/bin/pysdvb ln -s /path/to/py_sdvb/ /usr/local/bin/pysdcv `

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