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This tutorial will help you to install GoldenDict a desktop dictionary program on Ubuntu. This will give you English-Indonesian language translation in both ways and it also works without internet access. Other language support can be downloaded also in the end of article. We dedicate this article for education so teachers can help students in all schools to learn foreign languages. Happy learning!
(Translation of words on a Wikipedia web page using GoldenDict (floating window) by mouse clicks)
GoldenDict is a desktop dictionary application that translates text from a language to another by using dictionary files publicly available on the internet. For more information, visit Wikipedia and GoldenDict Website.
This is how GoldenDict should works on your computer.
Typing a word will translate to word in another language.
3. Run GoldenDict from applications menu once finished.
Dictionary Database Installation
1. Make sure you downloaded the dictionary language database file. In this example, we use English-Indonesian and the file name is stardict-quick-english-indonesian-master.zip [600KB].
(Picture showing a GitHub page, where to download the dictionary database file)
2. Extract the ZIP file so that you have a folder named “stardict-quick-english-indonesian-master” containing several files with certain extensions namely .idx, .dict.dz and .ifo.
3. On GoldenDict, click menu Edit > Dictionaries > a new dialog will open.
4. On Dictionaries dialog, open Sources > Files section.
5. Click Add… button > a file chooser dialog will open > navigate to the extracted folder > OK > Apply > OK > dictionary database successfully added.
6. Optionally, disable Wikipedia so it will not act as dictionary by going to menu Edit > Dictionaries > Dictionaries > drag and drop ‘Wikipedia’ from the top to bottom position so it belongs to Inactive > Apply > OK.
(Notice English Wikipedia on the bottom belongs to Inactive dictionaries)
1. Run GoldenDict.
2. Type a word in Indonesian such as “kopi”.
3. It will translate to English “coffee”.
4. Type a word in English such as “book”.
5. It will translate to Indonesian “buku”.
6. Open any selectable text in web browser, word processor, terminal etc. for example visit Wikipedia English for Coffee.
7. Enable Scan feature on GoldenDict.
8. Double click a word e.g. “roasting”.
9. It will translate to Indonesian “pembakaran” in a small floating window that is convenient for learners.
10. Repeat step 6-9 for the reverse i.e. translating words at Wikipedia Indonesian into English.
Tips & Tricks
Click “Scan Popup” on GoldenDict tray to enable/disable translating by click on floating window.
Click “Magic Wand” button to do so, as an alternative.
Disable Scan Popup whenever you do not need translation.
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Congratulations to the community for the latest release of elementary OS 7! This is the 7th edition of the OS, released January 2023 and is based on Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish. This traditional welcome article want to help you to download it via direct or torrent method as well as verify the checksum. You can download it using any computer device you have regardless it is powered by Ubuntu, Windows, MacOS, or Android. You may also consider to support back elementary OS Project by donating explained at the end. Finally, happy downloading!
elementary OS is a computer operating system originated from United States that is fast, beautiful and secure that can run on your desktop and laptop as an alternative to Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows. It is a free libre open source software (FOSS) operating system developed based on long-term support versions of Ubuntu GNU/Linux and comes with its own technologies such as Pantheon user interface, AppCenter, and elementary Apps. Finally, there are branded elementary OS laptops available from several manufacturers namely Laptop With Linux, Slimbook and Star Labs.
1. Web browser
2. BitTorrent client (for torrent method)
*) we recommend Transmission BitTorrent Client for Windows and MacOS and LibreTorrent for Android user.
4. The button switched from “Purchase” into “Download elementary OS“.
5. Click the button > a dialog will show > click Download.
6. You are downloading elementary OS 7.
7. Once finished, you will have a file named elementaryos-7.0-stable.20230129rc.iso by size 2.5GB. Now proceed to Verify section below.
Download using BitTorrent Method
1. Visit elementary OS website.
2. Do like in the Normal method, but click “U” button instead. It is called “Magnet Link” also known as BitTorrent download method.
3. Browser will ask you to open the link with a specific program > select Open Link.
On Kubuntu, this will automatically open KTorrent.
On Windows and MacOS, you may need to select Transmission.
On Android, you may need to select LibreTorrent.
4. BitTorrent program will ask you location to save the file > select a directory as you wish > OK > download starting.
5. Once finished, a BitTorrent program will show status “100%” or “seeding” and the file name is elementaryos-7.0-stable.20230129rc.iso by size 2.5GB.
(An example of KTorrent downloading OS 7 by 2.5GB size and 4MB/s speed)
Verify Downloaded File
The downloaded file name should be elementaryos-7.0-stable.20230129rc.iso. This file type is called ISO image file. It should be verified OK before used to run, try and install elementary OS on a computer otherwise it will not work. The method to verify is by checking whether the checksum (identity numbers) of the downloaded file matches the original checksum.
1. Finish the download using one of two methods above.
2. Run the command line below towards the ISO file:
Once the ISO image file is verified OK, you can proceed to the installation.
Install OS 7 to Computer or Laptop
To install OS 7 to a desktop computer or laptop, one should prepare minimum/recommended requirements and then do the installation process until finished. Please note that OS 7 can be installed along with other operating systems such as Windows, MacOS or GNU/Linux in dualbooting mode.
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Description: proudly, the racing game icon of our free software community. It is a multiplayer 3D kart racing with free software mascots, like Gnu and Tux, as the riders. You can play it single- or two-player with your kids.
Similarity: Crash Team Racing
Genre: 3D racing
Availability: deb, snap
License: free software, free data
Name: SuperTux 2
Description: SuperTux (not to be confused with SuperTuxKart) is a penguin adventure game! Jump over monsters, earn coins, and get food to win the games. Play this amusing game with your kids.
Description: pronounced zero-ay-dee, 0 A.D. is the empires game of free software community. Build a country and attack other countries or defeat their economy to win. Feel one of the best graphics of FOSS on Ubuntu.
Description: Dhewm3 is a free software version of the world-rocking FPS of its own age (was competing with Half Life 2 at that time) Doom III. Unfortunately, it requires you to have the original Doom CD/DVD in order to use the proprietary data and we don’t know of any way it can play with a free data. In other words, it has not yet reached the stage Doom II already reached.
Description: created with the same engine software as OpenRA, OpenSA is an RTS game of war between insects like ants, spiders etc. using bazooka and other guns in a swarm. It’s name is a pointer that it is a free software version of an old, abandoned proprietary game called Swarm Assault.
Description: TuxMath (tuxmath) is an educational game for kids learning their math. It can be played either alone or together, for kids from age of Elementary Student to even High School ones. Questions will fall from the above slowly and the kid should answer it, for example, 1 + 1 = ?, until all of them finished. The more your kids play it, the more they will be better in math.
Description: TuxTyping (tuxtype) is an education game for all ages suitable for children and adults. It is capable to train players about vocabularies, in English and other language, as well as typing quickly with keyboard. The questions can be edited by teacher to custom them according to each school curriculum, for example.
Description: TuxPaint is an award-winning drawing program for kids. From our perspective, it also is suitable as well as game for kids. It allows parents to guide their children play with computer just safe and fun. Draw something and you will hear cute sound every time you click. Want to draw cars? There are plenty of them available you just click to place it on your picture. It’s officially available on Ubuntu.
License: free software, free data
Name: Red Eclipse
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Description: a futuristic, excellent-graphics fast-playing 3D FPS game. It is derived from another game called Nexuiz (before said game was made proprietary) to keep it free and in turn derived from Darkplaces game engine making it a Quake family.
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