oed2dict is a set of scripts that convert the full Oxford English Dictionary v2 (CDROM version 3.0) into the jargon and DICT file formats. It can then be consulted with any DICT compatible dictionary lookup program, on any operating system.

This is in contrast with the official distribution, which can only be viewed with the proprietary program, is only available on a couple of different operating systems, and cannot easily be interrogated by computer programs. It is also very fast to look up with the DICT format, and is significantly smaller, with the whole database only weighing around 190MiB.


oed2dict 1.1 (sig) (2014-04-16)

Last updated: 2014-04-16