Safari Dictionary Updated With Thesaurus

Mike Ash has released an update for LiveDictionary, bringing it to version 1.1. LiveDictionary is a Sarafi extension utility designed for Web based definition searching. The update features dictionary enhancements and adds a thesaurus. According to Mike Ash:

LiveDictionary 1.1 released.

LiveDictionary is a Safari extension that adds fast, convenient dictionary lookups to the Web. Once installed, it becomes a transparent part of Safari; point to a word with the mouse cursor, and its definition or translation appears in a popup window. LiveDictionary offers a wide array of dictionaries for technical terms, general language, and bilingual usage.

New features in 1.1:

  • The WordNet adapter now includes a thesaurus
  • The popup window can be set to show when clicking the mouse
  • The popup window can be completely disabled
  • The Chinese and Japanese dictionaries can now be set to only display entries for a single language
  • Support for additional specialized Japanese dictionaries: ENAMDIC, for proper nouns, and COMPDIC for computing and communications terms
  • When changing dictionaries from Safari, itis now possible to continue using the browser while the dictionary loads
  • Added an option to display a window if a word was found under the cursor but no dictionary entry was found for that word

You can find more information about the LiveDictionary update at the Mike Ash Web site. LiveDictionary 1.0 is available for US$25.00.