Bug 108627 - Use Wiktionary API to show word definitions
Summary: Use Wiktionary API to show word definitions
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 98372
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2017-06-18 22:15 UTC by Marco A.G.Pinto
Modified: 2019-03-19 09:01 UTC (History)
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Description Marco A.G.Pinto 2017-06-18 22:15:06 UTC
There should be the possibility to search for words definitions using Wiktionary.

Maybe there is an API that could be used for that.

Wiktionary supports multiple languages and maybe, if it gets more used, it will be more improved (maintained) in the future.


The last time I tried to search for word definitions in MS Word 2016, it searched also on an on-line dictionary (from Bing?).
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2017-06-22 19:25:38 UTC
Makes sense as an extension.
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-06-24 19:46:52 UTC
Seems like what i've suggested with the research sidebar deck/tab (bug 98372).
Comment 3 Keith Curtis 2019-03-19 08:35:40 UTC
I wrote some sample code to fetch definitions from Wiktionary, and then filter it via Beautiful Soup to be shorter and more relevant:


If I figure out how to put it into a popup HTML dialog box, it could be reasonable.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2019-03-19 09:01:52 UTC
Let's make this a duplicate.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 98372 ***