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Once launched, it monitors for a preset hot-key combination. When some text is selected on any window and the hot-key is pressed, it pops-up with the word looked-up. Should the user prefer passive notifications, this can be done by enabling the notifications option.
When the term looked for is vague/not known, then either the search can be broadened with the use of regular expressions (*, ?, etc.) in the search string or spelling suggestions when a term is incorrect.
For regular expressions based search to work, wordnet-sense-index package is required.
Artha - An open cross-platform thesaurus based on WordNet =============================================================================== Copyright (c) 2009, 2010 Sundaram Ramaswamy, <firstname.lastname@example.org> Overview -------- Artha is a cross-platform open-source thesaurus with WordNet as its database. The main focus of Artha is high usability, with much simplicity. It has distinct features like more»
1.0.2 (May 27, 2010) Finally, Artha is truly cross-platform now! A M$ Windows build is made with exactly the same features available on Linux. No mismatch or feature cutdowns between the two versions. To meet this requirement, the biggest hinderance was that libnotify or notification daemon doesn't exist on Windows; so a libnotify shared library was written from scratch with pure Win32 AP more»
Artha(1) Artha - The Open Thesaurus Artha(1) NAME Artha - An cross-platform thesaurus based on WordNet DESCRIPTION Artha is an open thesaurus based on the WordNet database, created with simplicity in mind. Once executed, Artha moni‐ tors for a user preset global hotkey combination. When the user selects some text in any wind more»
artha (1.0.2-1) unstable; urgency=low [ Sundaram Ramaswamy ] * New upstream version Closes: more»
version 1.0.2 (May 27, 2010): * Ported code to Win32 ~ added alternative code for special cases lik more»
Users' Wish List: * Pronunciations * Persistent History * Ctrl + W should work for closing the windo more»
Current Developers: ------------------ Sundaram Ramaswamy <email@example.com>
This package was debianized by Sundaram <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Wed, 11 Feb 2009 00:54:44 +0530. I more»