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KRunner Synonyms


KDE Improvement

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KRunner Synonyms

KRunner Synonyms

Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  92
Submitted:  Feb 23 2013


This runner finds synonyms using google translate.
It supports two different syntax:

Syntax: =searchterm

→ This will find synonyms for searchterm.
The source language will be automatically detected by google.
When a word exists in different languages you can use the following syntax:

Syntax: =language searchterm

A list of all supported languages you can find here:

Please note: If you are looking up synonyms for an english word you always have to use \"=en \"

Example: =en house

this will find synonyms for the english word \"house\"

Example: =maison

this will find synonyms for \"maison\"

Simple, isn\'t it? :-)

Please note that this is an early version of the plugin.
There are three main problems right now:


At the moment the runner uses Google Translate for finding synonyms.
But for some words Google doesn\'t provide any synonyms.
So if you know a better free API please let me know and I may implement it.
Maybe in a future version dictionary.com is used.


The syntax is not perfect especially when looking up english words.
Cause the runner it uses Google translate, there have to be a language the word is translated into.
In the default case this is english because this leads into the best results.
And because Google won\'t translate english into english we have to specifie a different target language.
So the runner needs to know if the word is english to change the target language.

If you have some ideas how to make it even more comfortable, please let me know!


I can\'t guarantee the runner will work penfectly.
If you find a word the runner doesn\'t provide any synonyms please let me know and I\'ll fix it.
But please check via Google Translate wheater there Google provides synonyms!

Thanks for your help!

If you find this runner usefull you may also be interested in KRunner Translator: http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/krunner-googletranslator?content=156498


• initial release
• finding synonyms using Google Translate

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 Good idea!

 by herrbatka on: Feb 23 2013
Score 63%

After using google translator krunner I think I'm gonna like this one as well.

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 word reference API

 by jarshvor on: Aug 17 2013
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hi, you were mentioning looking for suggestions of an alternative free API?


Word Reference has great quality, so I hope it would be implemented.
Let me know what you think.

Otherwise thanks for this usefull soft.

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 Re: word reference API

 by Naraku on: Aug 20 2013
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Thanks for your comment, but I don't think it's possible to integrate WordReference. They allow access only via API key and only 600 querys/hour.

So the only solution would be to integrate WordReference, but each user has to apply for an api key on its own and insert it somewhere. But this is not really a smooth solution.

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 Re: Re: word reference API

 by jarshvor on: Aug 20 2013
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Hmm, thats dissapointing, I didn't realize such was the state of their API.
Its a shame, because their content is really quite good.

thanks for looking into it though.

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 Kinda works

 by OdinEidolon on: Apr 15 2014
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Hi, I seem to be able to make it work only with english. And sometimes it closes krunner unexpectedly (not crashes, just closes)

The syntax conflicts with the calculator runner syntax and this does seem to cause crashes if both runners are active.

Very nice idea!

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 Re: Kinda works

 by Naraku on: Apr 15 2014
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Thanks for the feedback. Hm strange, I never had trouble with the calculater. Though KRunner has reached his end of life (nearly). I'm not going to put much effort in this, at the moment. But expect a better version for KDE 5.

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