StarDict StarDict is a Cross-Platform and international dictionary written in Gtk. It has powerful features such as "Glob-style pattern matching", "Scan selection word," "Fuzzy query," etc.
Related information
Interfaces GNOME 2.32
Source languages C++
Support OS Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Win32
Version (Fortune) released on 2020-12-25
Licensed under GPL terms. This is not a GNU package.



Windows downloads:
StarDict- 9.6M
StarDict-3.0.1.exe 13.9M
StarDict-2.4.8.exe 4.6M

Linux downloads:
StarDict- Deb
StarDict- Source code

StarDict-3.0.6 Deb
StarDict-3.0.6 Source code

StarDict- Source code
StarDict-3.0.1 Source code
StarDict-Tools-3.0.1 Source code

StarDict-2.4.8 Source code
StarDict-Tools-2.4.8 Source code

MacOSX downloads:
stardict-3.0.5-beta1-macosx.tar.bz2 8.5M
stardict-3.0.2-macosx.tar.gz 14.1M 22.2M

Other downloads:

WyabdcRealPeopleTTS package make StarDict pronounce those English words. It is just many .wav files.


In Linux, you can extract(tar -xjvf) the WyabdcRealPeopleTTS.tar.bz2 tarball at "/usr/share/".

tar -xjvf WyabdcRealPeopleTTS.tar.bz2 -C /usr/share/

In Windows, you can use WinRAR to extract the WyabdcRealPeopleTTS.tar.bz2 tarball and install it at "C:\Program Files\" or "Program Files\StarDict\".

OtdRealPeopleTTS.tar.bz2 is similar to WyabdcRealPeopleTTS but only work in Linux! Read the README file after uncompress it!

Download other install files:

Set network dictionaries:
StarDict-Protocol_v03 Server, for stardict-3.0.0 to stardict- Port: 2628
StarDict-Protocol_v04 Server, for stardict-3.0.7 stardict-3.0.8 stardict-4.0.x stardict-5.0.x to stardict-6.0.x: Port: 2629

Download dictionary files:

Download all dictionaries!
HuZheng's software files Code: e6ac

Mdict dictionary download!
Lingoes dictionary download!
Babylon dictionary download!

Download stardict-4 files:


Most documentation is packed in the Source tarball; Further Information (In Chinese) can be found at

How to create your own dictionaries: HowToCreateDictionary.

Dictionary file format document: dict/doc/StarDictFileFormat.

StarDict dictionary server document: StarDict-Protocol_v03 StarDict-Protocol_v04.

Here is the ChangeLog and FAQ.

More document: GitHub wiki.

Project contacts:

Project Leader:
Hu Zheng <> <>

Sergey <>
Evgeniy <>
Tao Wang <>

Alex Murygin <>

StarDict need next generation project leader! You are very welcomed to join StarDict development!
You can get the newest source code by:

Here is the TODO list, you can try to do some of the work and send patches to me, I will give you the git commit privileges after you become a StarDict developer.

Other links:
Stardictd StarDict Server.
SourceForge.Net StarDict Project
SDCV StarDict command line version.

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StarDict GitHub Issues

Forum: Forum Forum

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