Foreign word definitions

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If I enter "define いみ", I would like to see an Japanese-English dictionary definition of this word, e.g. from http://jisho.org/words?***=imi&eng=meani....

Likewise, if I enter "define งง", I would like to see this definition: http://www.thai-language.com/id/133409

Some languages are trivially identified by their unicode character range, whereas others could be identified with N-gram language models.

The plugin should specify a way to incorporate additional languages and dictionaries.
• posted 5 years and 7 months ago • type: Spice (API calls) Needs a Developer

anonymous
Yes, DDG should allow you to search in different languages, most of the times I search for a word in another language than English but DDG still searches in English.
posted by [UserVoice ciro ferrara] • 5 years and 4 months ago Link
anonymous
As I've only studied Japanese and Thai, I only know proper sources for these two languages.

I would suggest using http://www.wiktionary.org/ across the board as a default source, with the option of swapping in higher-quality sources as they are identified by people in the know.
posted by [UserVoice Christian] • 5 years and 4 months ago Link
anonymous
Wiktionary seems like a good source for this. Would be interesting to see how it can be integrated with: https://duckduckhack.uservoice.com/forum...
posted by [UserVoice DuckDuckGo Team] • 5 years and 4 months ago Link
yegg
Ciro, you can adjust your Region in the DDG Settings menu, which will boost results for that region: https://duckduckgo.com/settings

Can you let us know if that works better for you, in terms of relevancy? Please drop any details at ddg.gg/feedback . Thanks in advance!
posted by yegg Staff5 years and 4 months ago Link