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DICTL(1)						      General Commands Manual							  DICTL(1)

dictl - wrapper script for dict that permits using utf-8 encoded dictionaries on a terminal that is not utf-8 aware. SYNOPSIS
dictl [OPTIONS] [word] Description dictl calls dict with the arguments given on the command line. dictl takes the value of the environment variable DICTL_CHARSET as the user's preferred character set. If this variable is empty, dictl attempts to determine the character set to be used from the output of the locale command. Arguments passed to dictl including word are converted from the user's preferred character set to server's character set specified by DICTL_SERVER_CHARSET variable (utf-8 if it is unset), and passed to dict. The server's output from dict is converted to the user's pre- ferred character set. NOTE: Because iconv omits characters from output that are invalid, recode -f is used for character set conversions by default. If you prefer iconv, set DICTL_USE_ICONV variable to non-empty string. If you want to use konwert, set DICTL_USE_KONWERT to non-empty string. Because recode, iconv and konwert do not support conversion to or from the "C" or "POSIX" locales, it is recommended that all users whose locale is "C" or "POSIX", set DICTL_CHARSET to "latin1" (ISO_8859-1). OPTIONS
dictl accepts all dict options as described in dict(1). AUTHOR
dictl was written by Aleksey Cheusov <> This manual page was written by Robert D. Hilliard <> and Aleksey Cheusov <> SEE ALSO
dict(1), recode(1), iconv(1), konwert(1) DICTL(1)

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DICTFMT_INDEX2WORD(1)						Linux User's Manaul					     DICTFMT_INDEX2WORD(1)

dictfmt_index2word - Creates a .word index file from a DICTD database .index file SYNOPSIS
dictfmt_index2word [OPTIONS] [index_file] DESCRIPTION
dictfmt_index2word creates a word index file on stdout for the index file given on stdin or the command line. A word index file indexes each subword from the multi-word headwords of the .index file, to the underlying .dict file. A word index file is usually named <base- name>.word, but this is not mandatory as long as the proper name is used in the dictd configuration file. OPTIONS
--help displays a usage message and exits --locale locale use locale for sorting the .word file. If this option is omitted, the default locale "C" is used. index_file the .index file to be converted. AUTHOR
dictfmt_index2word was written by Aleksey Cheusov <>. This manual page was written by Robert D. Hilliard <>. SEE ALSO
dictd(8), dictfmt(1), dictfmt_index2suffix(1) LINUX
January 23, 2003 DICTFMT_INDEX2WORD(1)
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