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KDE Other Utility

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Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  2582
Submitted:  Aug 29 2005
Updated:  Sep 20 2009


KDing is a KDE port of Ding (http://www-user.tu-chemnitz.de/~fri/ding/), a dictionary lookup program. It is a simple program sitting in KDE's system tray that can translate the current clipboard content. The user can also enter a single word or a phrase for translation.
KDing is intended to translate between German and English, but it can be used for every language for which a word list is available for Ding.



  • case-insensitive search and matching whole words only is now configurable

  • in addition to egrep, KDing now supports agrep for searching

  • approximate matching is supported when using agrep

  • 0.5.2

  • the result page now uses the font and alternating background colors from the current color scheme

  • added ability to cancel a running search

  • 0.5.1

  • added options how to position the window and how to handle clicks on the system tray icon

  • fixed sorting algorithm to match the sort order of Ding again

  • the result display now honors KDE's global font settings

  • in case KDing's window is already shown, it is now raised when it is activated by a keyboard shortcut

  • 0.5
  • ported to KDE4

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     Font color not honoured

     by bitcrazy on: Aug 9 2009
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    I've black window background and white default text color, but kding's result window uses black font color. So the results are only readable, if marked.


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     Re: Font color not honoured

     by rexi on: Aug 10 2009
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    Thanks for pointing this out, I will fix it with the next release. For now, you can set a fixed text color in the style sheet "kding.css".

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     by texstar on: Sep 21 2009
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     crash on exit

     by janet on: Oct 18 2009
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    After updating to KDE 4.3.2 (Debian Sid) kding always crashes when I log out of KDE/exit the application. I tried with kding 0.5.1 and 0.6.

    When I start kding from konsole I get the following after the crash:

    KCrash: Application 'kding' crashing...

    The graphical crash tool shows:
    Application: KDing (kding), signal: Segmentation fault
    [KCrash Handler]
    #6 0xb6e5ce62 in KHTMLPart::~KHTMLPart() () from /usr/lib/libkhtml.so.5
    #7 0xb6d14d4e in KParts::Part::slotWidgetDestroyed() () from /usr/lib/libkparts.so.4
    #8 0xb6d14e6b in KParts::Part::qt_metacall(QMetaObject::Call, int, void**) () from /usr/lib/libkparts.so.4
    #9 0xb6d14eca in KParts::ReadOnlyPart::qt_metacall(QMetaObject::Call, int, void**) () from /usr/lib/libkparts.so.4
    #10 0xb6e653ba in KHTMLPart::qt_metacall(QMetaObject::Call, int, void**) () from /usr/lib/libkhtml.so.5
    #11 0xb5ae2303 in QMetaObject::activate(QObject*, int, int, void**) () from /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4
    #12 0xb5ae2720 in QMetaObject::activate(QObject*, QMetaObject const*, int, int, void**) () from /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4
    #13 0xb5ae27ab in QObject::destroyed(QObject*) () from /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4
    #14 0xb5ae35b9 in QObject::~QObject() () from /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4
    #15 0xb60074bf in QWidget::~QWidget() () from /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4
    #16 0xb5adc04f in QObjectPrivate::deleteChildren() () from /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4
    #17 0xb6006ceb in QWidget::~QWidget() () from /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4
    #18 0x08053417 in _start ()

    Any idea?

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     Re: crash on exit

     by janet on: Dec 19 2009
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    Just FYI: With the update to KDE 4.3.4 kding doesn't crash anymore on exit.

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     by cyberbeat on: Sep 15 2010
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    thanks for this great tool.

    It would be nice, if there would be an option, to watch the clipboard automatically, and translate new clipboard-content automatically, and then show it (reasonable count of results) in a tooltip right at mouse-position!

    For longer texts, pressing a complicated shortcut and focussing and defocussing the kding window is too intrusive.

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     Tooltip look

     by janet on: Jan 2 2011
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    Just a minor thing but when will kding get such a nice big KDE4 tooltip? It's the only application in my panel/tray which has that old-style opaque one line tooltip.

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     Qt/Plasma 5 version?

     by janet on: Aug 22 2015
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    Please can someone port this to Qt/Frameworks/Plasma 5?

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