GNU Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Latest releases

Archive Size MD5 Signature
gcide-0.51.tar.gz 18M de9737306dc9ac3a651d708525a1a8dc gcide-0.51.tar.gz.sig
gcide-0.51.tar.xz 14M e4050e5b14af6485fd19bb87b7151a47 gcide-0.51.tar.xz.sig
gcide-0.51.zip 18M 6926363f22f425d76e6722d97a354392 gcide-0.51.zip.sig

You can use the signature file to verify that the corresponding file (without the .sig suffix) is intact. First, be sure to download both the .sig file and the corresponding tarball. Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify gcide-0.51.tar.gz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key, then run the following to import it:

  gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 55D0C732

and rerun the `gpg --verify' command.

Installation and Use

Download the latest tarball and unpack it. This will create the directory gcide-0.51, populated with dictionary corpus files (named CIDE.A through CIDE.Z) and several ancillary files.

The corpus files use a special markup, therefore GNU provides a software that can be used to browse them. Download the GNU Dico, compile and install it:

  $ tar xf dico-3.0.tar.gz
  $ cd dico-3.0.tar.gz
  $ ./configure
  $ make
  $ make install

Once done, start the gcider utility to browse and view the dictionary. When started for the first time, it will ask you about the directory where the dictionary files reside. Then, the utility will remember this information and re-use it on subsequent startups.

The detailed instructions on use of gcider are available online.

GNU Dico provides also a loadable module which enables dictionary servers to handle GCIDE.

Other releases

This and older versions of GCIDE can be downloaded from its ftp home.

You can keep track of the news and updates at the project's homepage.