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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`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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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
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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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Dictionary app seems to show Wikipedia articles in random language when I have multiple languages enabled

In Dictionary app you can choose to let Wikipedia have multiple languages. However when using three-finger tap querying, if an article has entries in multiple languages, it seems to show an article in ...
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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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How can I install a new dictionary on OS X for use with the “Word of the Day” screensaver?

The reason is trivial: I am a fan of the "Word of the Day" screen saver and I would like to add dictionaries for languages other than English and Japanese (these are the two that I can select now in ...
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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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“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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How to place Dictionary definitions higher up in spotlight results

I used to use spotlight fairly frequently to quickly look up words in a dictionary. With Lion, I've noticed that my dictionary results have dropped down much lower in the list of results: I'd like ...
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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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Any way to do the three finger look-up tap for foreign word translations?

I very much enjoy using the three-fingered look-up tap on my Macbook trackpad, where I use it to find definitions for words that I am not familiar with. From time to time, I read e-mails and visit ...
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look up a word in Dictionary.app in Terminal

Is there a bash or applescript to look up a word in /Applications/Dictionary.app from a Terminal window ? open -a /Applications/Dictionary.app/ --args word ignores --args, says "type a word to look ...
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Any online magazine reader, similar to flipboard, with an in-app dictionary?

I value the convenience and conciseness of flipboard. However, as a foreign user, it is a pity that flipboard lacks an in-app dictionary. Is there any other online reader with a built-infunction of ...
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Is free offline dictionary platform available?

I am looking for a free offline dictionary platform that runs on Ipad and Emacs. A program that allows importing dictionary data. A program that is similar to GoldenDict program for Windows and Linux ...
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How to change the default dictionary on iPhone & Mac?

I'm using iPhone and MacBook. Both there are a default English-English dictionary, which is convenient. However, I'd prefer a French-English dictionary, while I'm learning French on iPhone or Mac. ...
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Changing autocorrect settings on Macbook Pro, shortcut does not work, cannot access dictionary (easily), can I just reset autocorrect?

I typed in my email address incorrectly once, and autocorrect will not let me forget it. This leads to problems all the time (with autocorrect changing my email address in forms when I hit "enter" to ...
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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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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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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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Wikipedia in the builtin dictionary in hebrew…but only when searching for tech words?

It doesn't do it for all of them, ex. when I search TCP/IP it's in english but a search for BSD yields this Berkeley Software Distribution, או בקיצור BSD, היא מערכת הפעלה נגזרת של מערכת ההפעלה ...
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Can I disable auto-correction of a single word on OS X?

I'm running into an annoying issue with OS X's automatic spelling correction where the word nala gets automatically corrected to napa. I've tried adding nala to my custom dictionary under ...
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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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How can I create a dictionary for Mac OS X?

Dictionary seems to be several versions ahead of the Apple documentation (2007). I found a good blog post about it, but everything seems different now. I installed Xcode (including the command line ...
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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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How do I add words to the OS X user dictionary?

If someone has a word that they commonly use, but OS X Lion keeps "correcting" to something in it's dictionary, how does the user add the word to Lion's dictionary?
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Spanish-English + English-Spanish .dictionary for Dictionary.app?

I am looking, now for quite some time for a Spanish-English / English-Spanish .dictionary integration/extension in Apples native Dictionary.app So far no fruitful success!! Isn´t there any version ...
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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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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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How to enable dictionary shortcut in Emacs

According to describe-key, there is no key binding in Emacs, even though I can't use dictionary shortcut in Emacs. Is there way enable dictionary shortcut Command + control + D? Of course I can use ...
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Dictionary.app doesn't work in Google Chrome

From some point of time Dictionary stopped working in Chrome. When I tap with three fingers on a word, it shows the following window: In all other applications Dictionary works well. Chrome ...
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Translation of words in spotlight

I am looking for an extension for spotlight on Yosemite, which allows an offline translation of english words into german and vice-versa. Similar to the inbuilt dictionary, but rather giving a ...
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Dictionary lookup wider and taller

It's possible to change the font and the font-size for 3-finger lookup popup. You just need to edit css file for dictionaries you use, e.g.: sudo vim /Library/Dictionaries/New\ Oxford\ American\ ...
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Why is the dictionary shortcut unreliable using Chrome?

When using the dictionary lookup shortcut Ctrl + Cmd + D when using Chrome it works for some websites but not for others. Does this have to do with Chrome itself or is it due to the fact that some ...
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Add a custom dictionary to manageable dictionaries?

Is it possible to add a custom dictionary to use for the "Define" feature on iOS? For example, I want to add a dictionary of unix/linux commands so that in situations like this a definition is ...
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Copying iOS autocorrect custom dictionary among devices

Is it possible to create a file of autocorrect entries for iOS devices and deploy it to all my company iPads (8 of them right now)? There are about 150 autocorrect entries that we'd like to setup on ...
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Accessing OS X built in dictionary lookup in Firefox

I am really frustrated that Firefox does not provide the three-finger-tap lookup operation is in built in OS X. What is baffling me is that it supports other gestures such as two finger swipes and ...
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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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Do iOS devices have a pop-up Japanese-English Dictionary like on the Macintosh?

On the Mac if you three-finger tap a word, a dictionary definition appears. I'd like to know if I would be able to get this on an iPad specifically for the Japanese dictionaries.
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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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How do I override option+i in my DefaultKeyboardBinding.dict?

I'm trying to override option+i by doing "~i" = "moveUp:"; and it won't work. Instead it insert a ˆ character. I am successfully able to override option+k though: "~k" = "moveDown:"; ...
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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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Importing WordPress Codex as a dictionary into the Dictionary app

I'm an avid WordPress developer, and I'm constantly referring to the Wordpress Codex to look up various functions. I recently got a new 2013 MBP, and I just found the glorious "three finger tap to ...
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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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Dictionaries on iOS 8 not working

I just updated from iOS 7 to iOS 8, and I noticed that the built-in dictionaries, I previously used, aren't working. I had used American English, British English, and Apple Dictionary. Now, when I try ...
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Spanish to English dictionary on Mac's dictionary app?

Is there a way to add Spanish to English dictionary in mac's dictionary app so I can see the definition of word by tapping on a word?
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Can iOS' builtin dictionary be accessed/browsed as an independent app?

If you select some text in whatever application, there's a "define" option that will open a builtin dictionary screen: Can this dictionary be accessed/browsed? As in, an actual application? iOS ...
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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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Wiktionary in Apple Dictionary app

I have been trying to add wiktionary as one of the sources of Mavericks Dictionary.app but I could not. I have been following the instruction in this StackExchange post but the DictUnifier app get ...
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How to add wiktionary as a source to the default dictionary.app?

How to add wiktionary to dictionary.app? For older versions of OS X, there is a method available here Dictionary.app: how to change from wikipedia.org to wiktionary.org. But in the latest system, ...