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README file for gdict

- 1.1 Overview
- 1.2 Installation
- 1.3 Usage
- 1.4 Credits


1.1 OVERVIEW 

gdict is a small C/GTK+ program written to find definitions of arbitrary
words.  It contacts the MIT dictionary server and returns a definition.

Also, starting from version 0.7, I have included 'dict', a console version
of gdict.  It behaves in the same way, except it outputs to stdout.  It
gets installed along with gdict.

1.2 INSTALLATION

First, read the ChangeLog file! 
Then just type 'make' at the prompt, followed by 'make install'.


1.3 USAGE

Enter a word in the top field and press the "Define..." button.  The
definition will show up in the text field below.  You can copy this text
to the clipboard.  Clicking the "Clear" button will clear both fields.

Or, you can start gdict on the command line with the following syntax:

$ gdict word

Where "word" is the word you want to define.  The definition will pop up
when the application starts.

The same applies to the dict program that is bundled with version 0.7 and
above.  The syntax is like this from the command line:

$ dict word


1.4 CREDITS

I'd like to thanks Michael Bacarella for writing the original buggy dict,
even though he claims no responsibility for it.  

Thanks also goes out to these people:

bert@biot.com, Dave Finton, Iain (Nodatadj, EFNet)
demon-, relnev, and wilfireX  :)