Here you can find changelogs for previous releases of GoldenDict.
Changelog for GoldenDict 0.9.0
Ability to use arbitrary websites as dictionaries added. A special keyword in its URL is replaced by the queried word.
Ability to change dictionary order and deactivate selected dictionaries added.
Support for transliterations added. Russian, German and Japanese Hepburn Romaji transliterations are now present.
Switchable display styles implemented. In addition to the default style, there is now a white 'Lingvo' style.
Finding text in the currently displayed article is now possible (Ctrl+F).
Zooming buttons added.
Support for printing added.
Ability to save current article to html file added.
Typing any text key while in the definition window conveniently starts a new query.
Pasting to the definition window defines word from the clipboard.
There's a notion of a currently active article now, which influences sound playback and focus for word links.
Articles can now be navigated to via Alt+Up/Alt+Down.
Groups dialog has got a "remove all groups" button.
Support for morphology inflections for MediaWiki searches added.
Babylon files icons are now supported.
A lot of improvements in Dsl file format support and rendering were made, resulting in better compatibility and closer article rendering.
UTF8 is now supported for Dsl files when files begin with UTF8 BOM.
More icons were added here and there in the interface.
Ctrl-Enter hotkey defined the entered word in a new tab.
Dictionary files can now be quickly rescanned from the File menu.
Looking up words from clipboard is now done via Ctrl+C+C by default, instead of Ctrl+Ins+Ins.
Several other new shortcuts were added (Alt+S to play sound, Alt+M to show matches, Alt+G to change group, Alt+Left/Right to go back/forward etc).
Dsl files are now initialized in background, resulting in faster startup times.
When searching for dictionaries, directories ending with .dsl.files/ or .dsl.dz.files/ are not recursed into now.
Zipped dsl resources having more than 65535 files are now handled properly.
Lookups in zipped dsl resources are now case-insensitive.
Several problems with transcriptions in .dsl dictionaries were fixed.
Icons now properly display for uncompressed .dsl files.
Problems with handling audio links when there are no groups resolved.
Several rendering problems in Babylon files were fixed.
Hebrew (CP1255) Babylon files now properly contain all letters in sentences.
All headwords beginning with slash are now dropped for Babylon files.
'make install' under Linux should now work better.
Other smaller fixes and enhancements.
Changelog for GoldenDict 0.8.0
The program has got a Hunspell-based morphology system. Any regular
Myspell/Hunspell spellchecking dictionaries can now be used for word stemming
during searches in order to yield better matches. They are also used to provide spelling
suggestions for mistyped words.
Support for Sound Dirs (arbitrary directories full of audio files) added. This allows
using StarDict's WyabdcRealPeopleTTS or any other arbitrary audio collections.
Support for dictd dictionary files (.index/.dict(.dz)) was added.
Folding algoritms now incorporate punctuation and whitespace folding. This greatly
helps finding words prefixed with dashes or quotes, phrases consisting of
differently joined or misjoined words, and also generally allows not using any
punctuation or spaces at all while typing in inquiries.
When headwords contain multiple words, each of them is indexed now. This, together
with the punctuation and whitespace folding, and a new rank-based sorting algorithm
gives a completely different feeling when typing in inquiries. It's now possible to see
not only direct matches, but also different phrases involving the word,
different word combinations which are close to the inquiry, and so on.
All dictionary requests are now processed asyncronously, and on SMP systems
in parallel. This gives smoother UI and faster load times at the same time.
When no matches are found, the program now suggests close words.
Support for global hotkeys was added. It's now possible to show or hide the main window
using a hotkey, and translate a word from clipboard. The default keys for that are
Ctrl+F11+F11 and Ctrl+Ins+Ins, respectively.
The search pane is now fully dockable. It can now be resized, placed at different
places of the main window, detached to a separate window, or be hidden at all.
A dedicated 'Pronounce word' button was added. Clicking it would play the
first audio reference in the article. It is also possible to
configure the program to do that automatically.
There's now a 'Table of contents' for the current article which allows quickly
navigating to definitions from the different dictionaries. It's available
in the right-mouse button context menu.
Dictionaries have icons now, based on their types (patch by Ars). Dsl dictionaries
use their individual icons if those are available.
Options to open tabs in background and open tabs after the current one added.
There's now an option to allow pressing scan popup modifiers shortly after the
selection was made, lifting the requirement to hold them during the whole word
A delay before hiding the window after the mouse had left the
scan popup introduced, allowing the mouse to come back shortly.
Proxy server configuration is now supported.
Main window's state and geometry are now preserved across restarts.
Russian translation was added (thanks to Andrey Cherepanov, ALT Linux)
Pressing Esc now focuses the translation line.
Shortcuts to add a tab, close a tab, switch to next tab, switch to previous tab
added (those are Ctrl-T, Ctrl-W, Ctrl-PageDn, Ctrl-PageUp).
Toggling main window visibility is now done via single clicks on the tray icon
instead of double clicks.
If the main window is obscured by other windows, it is now brought to front
instead of being hidden when its visibility is toggled.
It's not possible now to run two copies of the program simultaneously (patch by Ars)
The program can now automatically check if a newer version is available for download.
It is now possible to specify which program to use for audio file playback
The program now starts slightly faster.
An option to start the program automatically with the login session added (KDE and
Windows only) (patch by Ars).
Proper UTF16 with surrogate pairs is now supported in .dsl files.
Problems with 64-bit systems were resolved.
Copying to clipboard now works.
StarDict preformatted articles now properly wrap.
Article and word counts are now saved for .dsl files.
The .dsl abbreviation files are no longer ever considered as separate dictionaries now.
Any dsl tags inside the abbreviation files are now properly removed.
When navigating back and forward, scroll positions (the offsets from the
top of articles) are now preserved.
Other smaller fixes and enhancements.
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