Posted on by Jason Li
Stardict is a translation engine that allows you to select multiple dictionary sources at a time, to get different interpretations of the same word. You can choose anything from the Oxford Chinese-English Dictionary to the Soothill-Hodous Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms.
The caveat: You have to pay to select more than five search engines at a time, and you have to pay to access some of the more specialized dictionaries.
However, several blogs had flagged StarDict not for its translation capability, but for its ability to access the Chinese version of Wikipedia by selecting it as a “dictionary.”