a pre-installed list of words makes up the dictionary service. These are typically localized and users can add words and override the iOS and Mac OS X dictionaries.

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How can I add an Old English dictionary to Dictionary?

Is there a way to add an Old English dictionary to the Dictionary app? I would like to three-finger-tap a word that's Old English and have it translate it for me. For pure adventure I want to read ...
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Dictionary: Syllable-hyphenation interpuncts (dots) missing

This is regarding the Dictionary app (New Oxford American Dictionary) that comes with Mac OS X. I currently have version 2.2.1 (156) in Mavericks (10.9.1). In previous versions (Mountain Lion, Snow ...
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How to use several languages with the built-in dictionary without changing the interface language?

I'm frequently reading texts in english and french on my iPad. I really don't mind if the language of the interface is english or french. Is there a way to look up words independently of the interface ...
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Russian-english / english-russian dictionary

Could anyone propose any RU-EN/EN-RU dictionary application compatible with iPod 1g (iOS 3.1.3)? Paid or free, doesn't matter, but need some good one (with big amount of words and handy/fast UI)
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Where are the dictionaries of Mac OS X's built in password assistant?

Mac OS has a built in password generator. It is a little bit hidden behind the key icon in System Preferences / Accounts / Change password. The memorable option is quite nice as it even conjugates ...
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`lookupviewservice` eats a lot memory

After a while, lookupviewservice will occurred and use more than 2G memory (even more than this after a few days). I have to end the process manually, but after a while, it comes up again, even though ...
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How to install .dict.dz/.index files to OSX dictionary.app

I have a dictionary that consists of a dictionary.dict.dz and dictionary.index files. How can I install this dictionary for use with OSX dictionary app (running Mavericks)? It works fine with ...
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No suggestion for misspelled added words

I've added a word to the Mac dictionary. When I spell it correctly, I have no problem. If I misspell it, I don't get suggestion that includes my correct spelling. This happens even when my ...
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Is there a way to dynamically manipulate the spellcheck dictionary?

I would like to have a way to dynamically add and remove words from the system-wide dictionary in Mountain Lion. The use-case is: I'm working on a piece of fiction that has a lot of odd names in it ...
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Configuring a Mac to use Oxford spelling

I cannot figure out now to make my Mac (OS X 10.8) use Oxford spelling in its spell checker (note I am being absolutely precise in the use of that term)! For example, I want to be able to write ...
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Cannot disable three finger tap look up after migrating to a new computer

I recently moved to a new MacbookPro and migrated my old computer's files/settings over to the new one. For some reason I am unable to disable the ability to look up the definition to a word by using ...
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Dictionary application doesn't show all the dictionaries I can use

I have a problem with the Dictionary application: all in a sudden, without any changes on the preferences, the application doesn't show all the dictionaries I can look a word in the toolbar that ...
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Add languages to OSX dictionary

The native OSX dictionary (hover + 3-finger-tap) does not work for the Hebrew language. The example below shows its reluctance to interpret the word פרסומת, a valid Hebrew word. Any ideas how to add ...
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Finnish Spell Checker for System of OS X?

I know this discussion about spell checkers for Pages, here. I am searching for the files ending with .aff or .dic. Without them, you cannot use them in system. My current OS X is Yosemite 10.10.2. ...
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Do all editions of OS X use the New Oxford American Dictionary?

I know that my US-based MacBook has NOAD as its dictionary reference. Do other parts of the world have the option of other built-in dictionaries? If so, is NOAD still the default? Does Great Britain ...
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Why is the system dictionary not available from .pdf files containing text within Safari?

How can one use system dictionary ^+⌘+D in .pdf's opened in Safari 6 (using Acrobat Reader)? Is perhaps Adobe Reader at fault (i.e. does the dictionary work with Safari's default .pdf reader)?
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How do I add/adjust words in/to the keyboard dictionary on iOS?

I want to add some common building names for my college campus to my keyboard dictionary, but in the General tab in Settings, I only see an option to reset the dictionary. I tried typing the words, ...
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How to see a history of “define” words which I used?

I wanted to see the history of define dictionary words which I used in my iPhone but I could not find a way to see it. Is there any option in iPhone to see it?
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Is there a way to track my look ups in the OSX dictionary?

I am a non-english native speaker and therefore use the OSX's built-in look up service (three-finger tab and cmd+L in the spotlight search field) quite a lot. I was wondering if there was a way to ...
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Dictionary definition for hyperlinks

Normal Behavior: When highlighting a word on a webpage, and right clicking on it, a contextual menu pops up; you can get the dictionary definition by choosing, "Look Up 'SelectedWordHere'". However, ...
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Dictionary + Thesaurus items duplicated

How can I remove the duplicated menu items? They show duplicated in the Dashboard Dictionary widget as well, so I guess they get manifested from some general setting. I am new to Mac, thank you.
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Dictionaries and spell-checking

My default language is English, but I also sometimes type in Czech. I have added a Czech keyboard to OS X, and can switch between the two easily. The trouble is that OS X has no native Czech ...
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Temporary jailbreak of iPhone 4 for purposes of deleting a dictionary

I need to temporarily jailbreak my iPhone 4 to fix Apple's iOS 6 bug making it impossible to access Japanese-to-English dictionary. All I need and want to do is delete Japanese-to-Japanese ...
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Changing the default iOS dictionary from New Oxford American Dictionary(NOAD) to Oxford English Dictionary(OED)?

Anywhere in the iPhone when you select a word the Define option pops up from the popup menu. Clicking on it brings up the definition for that word. The default dictionary it uses is the New Oxford ...
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How do I, after opening the iOS 5 built-in dictionary, look up the definition of a word that appears in a dictionary definition?

I can look up the definition of any word that I can select in iOS. However, once the dictionary is open, I can't figure out how to further look up the definition of a word that appears in the ...
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Saving information in Dictionary.app

Is there a way I can save the history for what I have searched for in Dictionary.app or save them for reference within the application itself ?
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good dictionary which support text to speech or real voice pronunciation?

I have just switch to a mac recently. Trying to find some thing equivalent to Babylon on windows but haven't found any. I wonder if are there any good dictionary software which support real voice ...
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iOS's Spelling Predictive Analysis - for bilingual writers?

I love my iPhone 6 :) But I'm fully bilingual in Spanish and in English, and about 50% of my emails are in each language. Here's the problem. While my iPhone is in English, every time I write an email ...
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How can I create Apple Dictionary File?

There is generally a dictionary.app on the Mac-OS. But there isn't any dictionary development kit on the X-Code. Now i use the X-Code (Mavericks and Yosemite). So I downloaded the the auxiliary tools ...
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“Look Up in Dictionary” stopped working in Chrome on Mac OS X 10.10.2

I upgraded my Mac to OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 recently. Since then the dictionary lookup stopped working in Chrome. Tried both keyboard shortcut and context menu. Know of any workaround for this issue?
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Applescript Searcher problem

The AppleScript code: on dialogBox(theMessage) display dialog theMessage default answer "" buttons {"Cancel", "Search"} default button 2 with title "Pick a search engine" end dialogBox ...
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Teach AutoCorrect short words with umlauts

I use an English keyboard layout on OS X because I program a lot. When I type the occasional German umlaut, I can do alt + u + (a|u|o) or can I press and hold a u o. The latter is really buggy in ...
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“No definition found”

I recently restored my iPhone 5 from backup, and noticed that my dictionary always gives the message "No definition found" (although this could have started earlier and I just didn't notice until ...
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In Chrome, tap to look up in dictionary: Placement not working properly

I have a 2013 MacbookPro running OS X 10.9.2, and up-to-date Chrome (Version 35.0.1916.114). When using three finger tap to look up a word with dictionary in Chrome (when chosen in the trackpad ...
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Additional languages in dictionary dashboard widget?

Ok I added more languages to the build-in dictionary application and they are available in the desktop application. Now it would be great if they were also available in the dictionary dashboard ...
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How can i install “Stardict” on my macbook?

I tried to install Stardict on my macbook. but it didn't work What have i tried? I tried to follow this guide https://code.google.com/p/stardict-3/wiki/MacOSX but it didn't work for me or may be i ...
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Dictionary not remembering my selected dictionaries

When I select a word and use Define, I have to readd the same dictionaries that I've previously enabled. At first I thought each app had its own preferences, but it forgets every time, regardless of ...
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Menu bar dictionary search

Is there an app that allows me to search the mac dictionary from the menu bar? I thought spotlight was able to do this but it doesn't seem to work (in Lion) (I noticed Dictionary isn't even listed in ...
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What is the difference between the variant language dictionaries in OS X?

How can I see some or all of the individual word differences between the built-in dictionaries. I'm curious and inspired by this question where the UK typically adds the suffix -ise and USA typically ...
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How do I fix broken dictionary on iPhone?

Using iPhone 4s. In settings > general > keyboard I have a British keyboard, and no other keyboards. In settings > general > international I have region format set to UK and language set to British ...
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Dictionary is showing strange characters when “US English (IPA)” is selected

I was using the Dictionary application, and I have noticed it was showing the pronunciation using strange characters. I checked the preferences, and they were set to use the American IPA ...
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Is there any way to translate words in Safari on iOS and Mac?

I am currently reading a few websites in European languages (Spanish, Italian, German and French), and I'd like to be able to quickly translate words that I don't know (not the entire articles, which ...
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How do I make command+delete delete a word backwards instead of to beginning of the line?

I tried putting this in my ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict: "@\U0008" = "deleteWordBackward:"; /* Cmd + Backspace */ When I log out and log back in, but it still doesn't work. ...
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Adding words to Hiragana input's dictionary

I am trying to figure out how to add new words to the Japanese dictionary. Specifically, my problem is, name of one of my friends is Manaka, spelled 愛可 (yes, that's 可愛い in reverse). Problem is, if ...
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Prevent dictionary from coming up in Lion

On Lion, a three finger double tap brings up the dictionary. The problem is I have to disable this feature on multiple Macs and cannot be done by clicking on each system. How can this be achieved? Can ...
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Spotlight dark dictionary results with dark mode in Yosemite 10.10.4

Spotlight gives dark dictionary results with some words when dark mode is on: I've had this problem since day one of Yosemite. iMac (27-inch, Late 2009)
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Spotlight double dictionary results in Yosemite 10.10.4

Some words give double results in Spotlight: I've rebuilt the index and rebooted, no dice. I've had this problem since day one of Yosemite. iMac (27-inch, Late 2009)
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Is it feasible to take database out from within any iOS apps?

I would like to take out datasets stored under an iOS app, which I think is possibly a sql. The app is developed by a third-party company and is not the one I develop. Is it feasible in this case to ...
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What is font used in Apple's Japanese and English dictionaries in Yosemite?

Quick search in Google shows the font used (for English dictionary) is Baskerville, but I'm not sure this is same font used in Yosemite. No idea for the Japanese font used in the dictionary though. ...
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Dictionary App for Iphone and Mac both

Is there a dictionary app, which will work on both iphone and Mac. I would like to save words I learn and would like those words to be accessible from both iPhone and Mac