ydpdict - interface for Collins and Langenscheidt dictionaries

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Contrib i386
Package filename ydpdict_1.0.2+1.0.3-1_i386.deb
Package name ydpdict
Package version 1.0.2+1.0.3
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category contrib/text culture::british culture::german culture::polish implemented-in::c interface::text-mode role::program scope::application uitoolkit::ncurses use::learning use::viewing works-with::dictionary
Homepage http://toxygen.net/ydpdict/
License -
Maintainer Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
Download size 26.82 KB
Installed size 55.00 KB
This is an ncurses interface to the Collins English-Polish/Polish-English
and/or Langenscheidt German-Polish/Polish-German dictionaries distributed by
Young Digital Planet. It can also play the pronunciation samples if the CD is
This package is only the interface, it does not contain the dictionary files
itself. To use it, you need a copy of a dictionary from YDP.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ydpdict_1.0.2+1.0.3-1_amd64.deb 1.0.2+1.0.3 amd64 Debian Contrib
ydpdict - - -


Name Value
libao4 >= 1.1.0
libc6 >= 2.4
libncursesw5 >= 5.6+20070908
libtinfo5 -
libydpdict2 >= 1.0.4


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package ydpdict_1.0.2+1.0.3-1_i386.deb
Source Package ydpdict

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ydpdict deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ydpdict




2014-04-21 - Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
ydpdict (1.0.2+1.0.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
- contains a fix for accessing words near the end of the dictionary
(closes: #697616)
- switched to the upstream git repository
* New branch names in gbp config.
* Use automake 1.14.
* Bump standards-version.
* Drop autoreconf override - fixed upstream.
2012-08-18 - Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
ydpdict (1.0.1-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version
* Modernized the build system: dh 9 and dh-autoreconf
2010-08-07 - Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
ydpdict (1.0.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Cherry-picking some upstream fixes for squeeze
- documentation updates
- license text update and copyright clarification
- copyright year updates
- a fix for severity=important segfault with newer libao library caused by
an uninitialized data structure field (closes: #591464)
- a fix for buggy sample file path computation (closes: #592067) - it is
severity normal, but I chose to include it because it is a trivial,
extremely low risk change
* Bumping Standards-Version to 3.9.1. Necessary changes were:
- clarify the non-freeness of the package in debian/copyright
- use the policy-suggested makefile snippet for handling noopt
2008-03-15 - Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
ydpdict (1.0.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
- update to use the new libydpdict2 API
- some minor cmdline parsing fixes
- minor word wrapping fixe
- updated po files
* debian/control:
- updated the dependency on libydpdict-dev package to the new name
- bumped standards-version to 3.7.3
- moved the homepage from long description to its own header
- improved the short description to mention the german dictionaries as
* debian/README.Debian: fixed a typo
* debian/rules: changed invocation of distclean to happen only when Makefile
exists, instead of ignoring any errors
* debian/ydpdict.menu: improved longtitle to mention the german dictionaries
as well
* Moved the Polish manpage to pl directory, as recommended by man-db
2007-08-25 - Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
ydpdict (0.99.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable
2007-08-20 - Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
ydpdict (0.99.2-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version
- restores the case-ignoring behaviour when opening dictionary files
2007-08-02 - Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
ydpdict (0.99.1-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version
- uses external libydpdict
- supports UTF-8 (closes: #356627)
- the config file is in english (ASCII) (closes: #356633)
- can now play samples by itself (using libao)
* Changed dependacy on libncurses to libncursesw
* Added dependancy on libao
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.7.2 (no changes needed)
* Bumped DH dep/compat to 5
* Added a watch file (closes: #377345)
* Moved from dh_movefiles to dh_install
* Got rid of the configuration example in docs subdir
2006-01-03 - Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
ydpdict (0.66-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version
- fixes samples playing and cmdline dict selection bugs Closes: #345548
urgency=medium since they are quite important for some people
2005-12-03 - Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
ydpdict (0.65-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
- adds support for pl/de de/pl dictionary files
- some fixes, including those for amd64 Closes: #341594, #338720, #338731
- adds support for .ogg files
* debian/control:
- adjusted description to de support
- added upstream homepage URL to the description
* debian/rules: fixed (unused --libexecdir path to configure)
* debian/ydpdict.conf.example: removed
* debain/ydpdict.examples: use ydpdict.conf.example
* ydpdict.conf.example: changed mnt to media