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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, Tagaini jisho, StarDict and dictd.

Babylon alternatives are mainly Dictionaries but may also be Translators or Text to Speech Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Babylon.
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    GoldenDict

    • Mac
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    60 alternatives to GoldenDict 

    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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    1.  PortableGoldenDict can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Website TranslationGoldenDict uses a built-in translator to translate content into any language in real time.
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    Almost everyone thinks GoldenDict is a great alternative to Babylon.
    xahkyen

    Amazing. GoldenDict can index the Babylon .BGL and many other dictionary files.

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    ushabuntu

    Does the job, indexes .BGL files like a boss, and can add more sources (Wikipedia) or dictionaries.

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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.

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    dict.cc

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Online
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    81 alternatives to dict.cc 

    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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    1.  Text to Speechdict.cc allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    2.  Crowdsourceddict.cc uses suggestions, information, etc., from a large group of people to improve the quality of the content.
    3.  Website Translationdict.cc uses a built-in translator to translate content into any language in real time.
    Translation from German to 21 languages
    Translation from English to 21 languages


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    Tagaini jisho

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    69 alternatives to Tagaini jisho 

    Tagaini Jisho is a free to use Japanese dictionary. It is available in several languages such as german or french.

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    StarDict

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    • Online
    • AmigaOS
    71 alternatives to StarDict 

    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.

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    1.  Works OfflineStarDict can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
      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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    • dictd

      58 alternatives to dictd 

      Client/server software, human language dictionary databases, and tools supporting the DICT protocol (RFC 2229).

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      1.  Command line interfacedictd either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
      2.  Works Offlinedictd can be used without the need to connect to the internet.


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      Purple Dictionary

      91 alternatives to Purple Dictionary 

      Dictionary from the Elementary project.

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      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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      Babiloo

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      55 alternatives to Babiloo 

      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.
      • HTML displaying for the supported dictionaries.
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      Note: Babiloo development is inactive, thanks to all the developers and translators. We recommend the use of GoldenDict icon GoldenDict from now on.

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