Dicto is a computer program , a free electronic dictionary created and developed by the DictoTeam team. Based on dictionaries from the internet resource revdanica.com  . Dictionaries are licensed under the GPL .
Appearance of the electronic dictionary Dicto.
|Type of||Electronic dictionary|
|operating system||Microsoft Windows|
|Latest version||184.108.40.206 ( December 6, 2009 )|
- The engine uses the Unicode character set.
- Translation can be performed after pressing a key combination and is displayed in a tooltip.
- Ability to customize the appearance of the program window (more than 40 skins, the ability to use transparency).
- High speed loading dictionaries.
- Ability to configure hot keys for translation.
- Multiple Transfer Capability [to clarify ] .
- Comfortable [ clarify ] and quick navigation [ clarify ] on the dictionary.
- The program is free, the source code is not provided ( freeware ).
Dictionary developers were constantly persecuted by those who saw GPL violations in their development - the dictionary was distributed without source code.
Also on the Dicto website, converted dictionaries from the ABBYY Lingvo program were offered for download, whose high quality ensured the lion's share of the project’s popularity.
When the peak of the conflict was reached, an unknown cracker destroyed the data of the host where the dictionary project was located, and the developers decided not to further develop the project, which received only the negative in its address.
As a result, on June 4, 2009, the following message appeared on the main page of the site:
Dear resource users! The team wishes you success and all the best. The project is closed. I would like to express special thanks to the following people:
- to those who sincerely and disinterestedly supported the project morally and financially
- to those who left wonderful reviews about the project and those who mercilessly criticized it, thereby helping to improve it
- to those who traded our program, violating the license and the basic principle of the project
- those who hate free software, and in every way try to hinder its development and distribution
- to those who can give amazing advice meaningless
- those who advocate copyright, pseudo-copyright and pseudo-copyright
- to those who do not know how to give advice, but know how to scribble honesty and disinterestedly
- and finally - many thanks to the hacker for having steal the result of many days of work on the site in a few minutes
In this list, everyone who reads will find himself.
DictoTeam does not disappear, but stops working on this project. Maybe someday we will revive it again. But Dicto will not be the same.
In November 2009, the official website of the program resumed its work. A third version of the program was announced, and it was announced that it would not distribute dictionaries for the program. Thus, the developer protected himself from possible problems with the rights to dictionaries. The developer promised to provide detailed instructions and a tool for converting dictionaries.
- ABBYY Lingvo
- SDL Trados
- Electronic dictionary
- Official site of the project (Russian) .