FreeDict Community

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.

Getting Started

If you are new to our project, the following community resources are available:

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

Dictionary Maintainer Dictionaries
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