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On 03/10/2015 01:07 PM, Doug wrote:
On 03/10/2015 09:19 AM, Tim---Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:

The one I use is Artha, which is an offline one. IT is not a spell checking dictionary, but, it is a dictionary and has many thesaurus types of information.

I prefer offline ones since laptop users may not have Internet access when they need to use a thesaurus or find what the word actually means.

There are binaries for Windows and Linux. Many distros of Linux have Artha in their repositories.

Once it is loaded, it stays loaded until you reboot. You reopen it with Ctrl Alt W or whatever keyboard shortcut you define other than the default.

I have not installed it in a long while, so I do not remember if it used your system's default language or if you can choose the language[s] you want to use.


I have been using Artha for a long time. I don't have to reload it--I have put the icon on the panel, and it is ready to use as soon as you boot your computer up. I have stumped it occasionally, but not often. I have it installed on PCLinuxOS and on Windows, both 7 and 8.1. It can sometimes guess at your meaning even when you have misspelled the input, which is something the spell checkers
never do.


Yes, having the Artha icon on the panel and having it load up during boot time is a good choice.

Since Artha uses WordNet dictionaries [if I remember correctly] we have to rely on their upgrades to the dictionary/thesaurus files used.

Having it take your guess spelling and finding the correct work - is an important feature that is needed by a lot of users.

I run Ubuntu [MATE], Linux Mint [MATE], and Windows 7 [both home and pro]. I do not like Win8 and have not had any option to try 8.1. My laptops are dual booting for Linux and Win7.

It would be nice to have Artha on my Android 4.x Tablet. Offline dictionary and thesaurus packages are needed for those who tend to go to places where there is no hardwire or Wifi access available. The 3 meetings I go to each month do not have any Net access for those people who do not work for the companies who own/rent those buildings/offices.

Having a spell checker and thesaurus built into LibreOffice, but they do not have all of the options that Artha does for its thesaurus feature[s].

Since I found Artha, I have not bought any updates for my book/e-book dictionaries and thesaurus. I use to do that every few years when I was going to college and working.

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