This runner finds synonyms using google translate.
It supports two different syntax:
→ 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\"
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
4 years ago
"¢ initial release
"¢ finding synonyms using Google Translate