Command line dictionary
Pydict is a simple command line dictionary, it lets you search the meanings of the word on the terminal. It refers to the online dictionary http://www.thefreedictionary.com It also pronouces the keywords.
It requires a command line mp3 player - mpg123. To install it use the following command: $ sudo apt-get install mpg123
To search for a keyword:
>>> import pydict >>> pydict.search('awesome', 2, 'uk')
It will search for the word ‘awesome’ and pronouce it 2 times and in ‘uk’ style. It will display the result of meaning of ‘awesome’. If a keyword is not found in the dictionary it reports error.
To just pronouce the word:
>>> import pydict >>> pydict.speak('awesome', 2, 'us')
If pronouciation does not exist it reports error. It has three styles ‘normal’, ‘us’ and ‘uk’.
From command line:
$ pydict -q ‘awesome’ -s uk -p 2
options: -q –query: keyword -s –style: normal, US or UK -p –pronounce: repeat pronounciation -m –meaning: display search or not. (0 or 1)