Use Purple dictionary for looking up words

Bug #689870 reported by Christian Dywan on 2010-12-13
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Bug Description

I would love to have Synapse use Purple, the new Elementary dictionary, to look up words.

Note that I don't know how it works, or what the requirements are for supporting a new application. If you can point me to some documentation I might have a look into it myself.

Christian Dywan (kalikiana) wrote :

For the record, Purple can now be called with 'purple -d WORD' or 'purple --define WORD' and either spawn a new instance or use an existing one.

Michal Hruby (mhr3) wrote :

The correct thing to do here would be adding a configuration option to Dictionary plugin to be able to specify the executable being used. (and the word parameter)

Changed in synapse-project:
status: New → Incomplete
Michal Hruby (mhr3) on 2011-02-23
Changed in synapse-project:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
milestone: none → 0.2.6
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Michal Hruby (mhr3) on 2011-04-07
Changed in synapse-project:
milestone: 0.2.6 → 0.2.8

I'm on eOS 0.1 Jupiter right now, am using Synapse, and would love this functionality! Maybe have it so you'd enter "define WORD" and then it'd look it up in Lingo/Purple?

Michal Hruby (mhr3) on 2011-09-22
Changed in synapse-project:
milestone: 0.2.8 → backlog
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