Gszótár Documentation

Copyright (C) 2000 Botond Botyanszki.

Table Of Contents:

1.1 Overview
1.2 Installation
1.3 History
1.4 Usage
1.5 Troubleshooting
1.6 Future improvements
1.7 Feedback
1.8 Credits


Gszotar is a dictionary program for for GNOME.It was written to search in the Hungarian-English dictionary file compiled by Attila Vonyo, but other dictionary files may be used if converted to the same format.

This program is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL, a copy of which you should have received with this package. See the file COPYING for more details.


roll your own from a tarball:
  `tar zxvf gszotar-0.x.tar.gz`
  `cd gszotar-0.x`
  `make install`
(2) or you can make a binary rpm, and install that:
  `rpm -tb gszotar-0.x.tar.gz`
  The rpm package should be created under /usr/src/RPM/RPMS/`uname -m`/

installation from binary rpm:
  `rpm -i`
if you're upgrading:
  `rpm --upgrade`

Download a dictionary file to be used by gszotar from gopher://
Set the Preferences.


My first GNOME project was a Japanese dictionary program called gjiten. [Check it out if you're interested.]
On a dull sunday afternoon the idea of creating a Hungarian-English dictionary program popped into my mind.
So I took gjiten, erased some code and wrote new search functions.
Thus I created gszotar on the 7th day...


Start up gszotar. Set the Preferences first, otherwise it might not work.
You can set the search options with the toggle buttons.  Experiment with them a little to see what they do.
Enter the expression into the entry box, press enter or click search.


If gszotar doesn't start up properly, look at it's config file. It should be $HOME/.gnome/gszotar.
Try removing it and reconfiguring gszotar, or you can manually change the values in there but not recommended.
If you think you caught a bug, it's not listed in BUGS, and you can reproduce it then report it to me please.


Check out for the latest release.
Read the TODO file to see what's planned for future releases. Feel free to email me with other suggestions.


Sends me suggestions, wishes, comments, patches, bug reports, money [optional] ;)
You can contact me at: boti(at)

If you send me bugreports, please include the following information also:


Thanx go to: