edict - The Japanese Dictionary Files from the EDRDG project

Distribution: openSUSE 42.1
Repository: openSUSE Education all
Package name: edict
Package version: 20170706
Package release: 4.1
Package architecture: noarch
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 181.55 MB
Download size: 28.84 MB
Official Mirror: ftp.gwdg.de
The EDICT file is the outcome of a voluntary project to produce a freely available Japanese-English Dictionary in machine readable form. This project has been under way since early 1991, beginning with the small original file included with the MOKE (Mark's Own Kanji Editor) Japanese word processing package. It had reached a size of nearly 103,000 entries when it was split into two files: EDICT containing the "normal" dictionary entries, and ENAMDICT containing names. Both files are used by a number of software packages and thousands of users worldwide. The EDICT file now has over 60,000 entries and the ENAMDICT file has over 160,000 entries. Meanwhile, there are also some additional dictionary files for special purposes, COMPDIC, for example, for words from the computing and communication field.



  • edict = 20170706-4.1
  • locale(ja)


    Install Howto

    1. Add the openSUSE Education repository:
      # zypper addrepo http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories/Education/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/ opensuse-education
    2. Install edict rpm package:
      # zypper install edict


    • /usr/share/doc/packages/edict/licence.html
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/edict/skip_permission.htm
    • /usr/share/edict/JMdict
    • /usr/share/edict/compdic
    • /usr/share/edict/edict
    • /usr/share/edict/edict2u
    • /usr/share/edict/enamdict
    • /usr/share/edict/kanjd212
    • /usr/share/edict/kanjidic
    • /usr/share/edict/kanjidic2.xml
    • /usr/share/edict/kradfile
    • /usr/share/edict/radkfile


    2017-07-06 - jengelh@inai.de - Update to new daily snapshot release 20170706 * More than 1500 new entries to edict; no specific changelog known

    2016-11-26 - jengelh@inai.de - Update to new daily snapshot release 20161126 * 10 dictionary files are now under CC-BY-SA, the rest with other licenses has been removed from this package.

    2011-09-18 - jengelh@medozas.de - Remove redundant/obsolete tags/sections from specfile (cf. packaging guidelines)

    2006-08-07 - mfabian@suse.de - update to latest versions. Updated dictionaries are edict, enamdict, kanjdic, kanjd212, and compdic.

    2006-03-01 - mfabian@suse.de - add "Provides: locale(ja)".

    2006-01-25 - mls@suse.de - converted neededforbuild to BuildRequires

    2005-02-09 - mfabian@suse.de - updated edict to EDICT 10DEC04 V04-003 - updated enamdict to ENAMDICT 05JAN05 V2005-01 - remove jddict, it has a problematic license.

    2004-12-08 - mfabian@suse.de - update license files contained in the package documentation to the latest versions and reword "Copyright" file according to Jim Breen's "Sample Acknowledgement" http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/groups/edrdg/sample.html - updated edict to EDICT 14AUG04 V04-002. - updated kanjidic to 14AUG2004.

    2004-08-10 - mfabian@suse.de - updated edict to EDICT 07JUN04 V04-001 - updated enamdict to ENAMDICT 13APR04 V2004-01 - updated kanjidic to 11MAR2004 - add COPYRIGHT-KANJIDIC-JACK-HALPERN file.

    2004-02-24 - hmacht@suse.de - building as non-root