The large number of dictionaries and the infrastructure around are only a part of FreeDict's story. Behind these, FreeDict is developed and run by enthusiasts with many different skill sets, including linguists, programmers or simply people with an affinity to languages. The diversity is our strength.
If you are new to our project, the following community resources are available:
The IRC channel
OFTCnetwork is there to answer your questions in with any complexity and without logging. If you do not know IRC, you can try the web chat. It is the right place to ask questions if you don't want to post to a mailing list.
If you want to reach a broader range of users and developers, it is best to subscribe to our mailing list. This list is very low traffic and full of people waiting to answer your questions.
If you do not speak English well enough, you may also try to ask in your native language on the mailing list, there is a chance that somebody with the according knowledge is around. Just be so kind to include "Please translate my message from language XYZ" in the beginning of your message, so that we can resort to a translation service, if nobody speaks your language.
You might also want to take a look at our documentation.
Development takes mostly place on GitHub and is split among several repositories. All the hand-written dictionaries are in the fd-dictionaries repository, the tools are in the the repository with the same name. Any bugs or feature requests regarding dictionaries are managed on our
fd-dictionaries issue tracker, including those dictionaries which are not in the fd-dictionaries repository. All issues related to the development of tools for building and importing dictionaries should go to the tools issue tracker.
I'm Not A Developer
Great, we cannot wait for your contribution! We are always looking for people with a different mothertongue than English. Our web site needs translation into as many languages as possible. This is not a lot of work and it doesn't change too often, so please contact us if you would like to help.
Recommending free and open dictionaries from the web is also very helpful to our project, because we simply can't now them all. If in doubt, have a look at the GitHub issue tracker.
Active Dictionary Maintainers
|Beata Wojtowicz||English - Swahili|
|Beata Wójtowicz||Swahili - Polish|
|Denis Arnaud||Breton - French, French - Breton, Japanese - German, Japanese - English, Japanese - French, Japanese - Russian|
|Dennis N.||English - Croatian, Croatian - English|
|Erdal Ronahi||Central Kurdish - Northern Kurdish, German - Kurdish, German - Turkish, Kurdish - German, Kurdish - English, Kurdish - Turkish|
|Fred Ulisses Maranhão||Spanish - Portuguese|
|Karl Bartel||German - French, German - Spanish, German - Swedish, English - Finnish, Finnish - English, French - German, French - Spanish, Polish - English, Polish - Spanish, Swedish - German|
|Kevin Donnelly||Welsh - English, English - Welsh|
|Michael Bunk||English - Hindi, Khasi - German, Khasi - English, Sanskrit - German|
|P. Bański, B. Wójtowicz||Swahili - English|
|Piotr Bański||English - Modern Greek, English - Polish|
|Raul Fernandes||English - Portuguese|
|Sebastian Humenda||German - English, English - German, Esperanto - English, Latin - German, Spanish - German|