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lingvo en->ru by Andrii Grytsenko
author Igor Chubin <>
date Sun Jul 04 12:24:01 2010 +0200 (2010-07-04)
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2 '''new-words''' is a script which helps you to control your vocabulary
3 and find unknown words in texts before you start to read them.
5 The script is intended to be run in a console; interactive part of the work
6 done with a help of a text editor (vim by default).
8 Features:
9 * Multilanguage support;
10 * Dictionary software integration;
11 * Notes to unknown words.
13 == Installation ==
15 wget
16 tar xvfz new-words.tar.gz
19 == First steps ==
21 First of all you have to give a program some information
22 about your vocabularies for foreign languages (one or more).
23 Let us learn Russian and French.
25 Find unknown words in a page from the Internet:
27 $ new-wordsМосква
29 Delete (dd) words, that you know. Save the result and quit the editor (:wq).
31 Repeat the same using several other pages:
33 $ new-wordsКиев
34 $ new-words
36 Now new-words knows something about your Russian vocabulary.
38 You can do the same for other languages, e.g. for French:
40 $ new-words
41 $ new-words
43 You can change your vocabularies data in the directory ~/.new-words:
45 $ ls -1 /home/igor/.new-words
46 fr.txt
47 ru.txt
49 The language of pages are automatically derived from URL for pages from Wikipedia.
50 If you want, you can specify language manually (using -l key):
52 $ new-words -l fr
54 == External dictionaries usage ==
56 There is a script ~/bin/en was created during installation.
58 This is an example of the script, which translates its command line parameters from one language to another.
59 This example translates its arguments from English to Russian,
60 but you can specify another dictionary in its code.
62 Also you can create links to the file to make it possible
63 to use external dictionaries not only for English texts (en)
64 but for texts in any other languages.
66 $ cd ~/bin/
67 $ ln en fr
68 $ ln en ru
70 After that you should edit the file ~/bin/en and specify correct names of the dictionaries that have to be used
71 to translate from the French and Russian language to the language you want.
73 You can use the dictionary wrapper from new-words:
74 when you are in the editor working with your words,
75 you can set a cursor at any word and press K (shift k).
76 The dictionary wrapper will be run.
78 The wrappers' buffer will show you not only a translation of the word
79 but sentences from the text which contain the word where the cursor were.
82 == Adding notes to the words ==
84 You can add additional notes to words which you can't remember.
85 These notes will be automatically saved and restored when needed.
87 Notes are saved in the file ~/.new-words/notes-??.txt .
88 Here the language code should be specified instead of ?? .
90 You can browse last notes with UNIX tail command:
92 $ tail ~/.new-words/notes-ru.txt