Today we look at jEdit’s Dict plugin. What does it do?

This plugin searches the word(s) you give it in the dict.org dictionary. Basically implements client side of RFC 2229 and allows the user to search in 12 databases.

Ok, so invoking the plugin brings up a dialog, you type in the word(s) and click ‘OK’

jEdit's Dict Plugin dialog box

jEdit then presents the definition in a new window. Simple, eh? Sure, but you can make it even more simple, if so desired. You could add a contextual menu command to right/control click and look up a word, or you could add a toolbar icon if so desired…

Ok, that’s enough jEdit evangelizing for today…

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