Babylon Alternatives for Linux

    Babylon is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is GoldenDict, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Babylon and seven of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Babylon are dict.cc (Free), Tagaini jisho (Free, Open Source), StarDict (Free, Open Source) and dictd (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 1, 2021

      • FreemiumOpen Source
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      GoldenDict is an open-source dictionary program for PC computers that gives translations of words and phrases for different languages. It allows use of several popular dictionary file formats simultaneously.
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      GoldenDict vs Babylon opinions
      Almost everyone thinks GoldenDict is a great alternative to Babylon.
      xahkyen Amazing. GoldenDict can index the Babylon .BGL and many other dictionary files.
      Positive comment 21 days ago

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      ushabuntu Does the job, indexes .BGL files like a boss, and can add more sources (Wikipedia) or dictionaries.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      Goldendict is good, but is not the same as Babylon. Babylon is strictly a translator and not trying to be like wikipedia.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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      • FreeProprietary
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      dict.cc is not only an online dictionary translating from English and German to 21 languages. Its an attempt to create a platform where users from all over the world can share their knowledge in the field of translations.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Tagaini Jisho is a free to use Japanese dictionary. It is available in several languages such as german or french.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Online
      • AmigaOS
      StarDict is a Cross-Platform and international dictionary Software. It has powerful features such as "Glob-style pattern matching", "Scan selection word," "Fuzzy query," etc. Stardict Version3.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 3.0.6, released in January 2015, but it can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    2. Dictionary from the Elementary project.

      Discontinued

      This project has been replaced by https://launchpad.net/lingo-dictionary. Lingo is fully backwards compatible and will be available in Luna.

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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Babiloo is a free open source software developed to read offline dictionaries. * Runs on most of the platforms, Windows, Linux, MacOS, Nokia S60 (>1.9). * Supports dictionaries in SDictionary, and StarDict formats.

      Discontinued

      Note: Babiloo development is inactive, thanks to all the developers and translators. We recommend the use of GoldenDict from now on.

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