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ConsultADict.vim : ConsultADict is plugin that provides easy way to consult a dictionary

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created by
Dmitry Ivanov
script type
Consult A Dictionary is plugin that provides easy (IMHO) way to consult
dictionaries (for example for translate words). It provides the following
    * Search for words or phrases in dictionaries and displaying
      dictionary entries in a separate window
    * Use of Ex commands and hence shell-commands (for example
      "r!/usr/bin/sdcv -n $$$_words") for displaying dictionary entries.
    * Search in dictionaries for:
        - given word or phrase (:ConsultADict <words>);
        - the word under the cursor (:ConsultADict or :ConsultADictToggle);
        - the current selection in visual mode (:ConsultADict or :ConsultADictToggle)
    * Search history (for current script run time)

For more information see :help ConsultADict
install details
Extract the zip archive into your runtime dicrectory (for example ~/.vim or
~/vimfiles for Windows). The archive contains the following two files:

Next, to finish installing the help file run:
    :helptags <your_runtime_directory>/doc

It needs to add at least one command to list of the commands for displaying
dictionary entries before start using plugin.  Variable ConsultADict_cmd is
used to define that list (you can set it in your vimrc file).

Ex commands and hence shell-commands (r!<shell_command>) are used for
displaying dictionary entries.
As an example, let's use sdcv (simple, cross-platform text-base utility for
work with dictionaries) to define command for displaying dictionary entries:

    :let ConsultADict_cmd = ["r!/usr/bin/sdcv -n $$$_words"]

$$$_words will be replaced with word or phrase to look it up in dictionaries.

For more information see :help ConsultADict_cmd and :help ConsultADictScripts

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
consultadict.zip 0.9 2014-03-15 7.0 Dmitry Ivanov Bugfix: now plugin really displays dictionary entry in separate window
consultadict.zip 0.801 2014-03-10 7.0 Dmitry Ivanov An unfortunate misprint was correted in documetation (ConsultADict.txt, Section 2 - Instalation)
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