GNU Dico is a flexible modular implementation of DICT server (RFC 2229). In contrast to another existing servers, it does not depend on particular database format, instead it handles database accesses using loadable modules.
The package includes several loadable modules for interfacing with various database formats, among them a module for dict.org databases and a module for transparently accessing Wikipedia or Wiktionary sites as a dictionary database.
New modules can easily be written in C, Guile or Python. The module API is mature and well documented.
A web interface serving several databases is available.
The package also includes a console client program for querying remote dictionary servers.
Links and Documentation
- Official GNU Dico Website. Look there for complete information about GNU Dico, including documentation and pointers to downloads.
- Project Development Center