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Integrating Firefox with On-line Dictionaries February 28, 2007

Posted by Edwin in Tools.
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I have stumbled upon this great Firefox add-on a few days ago. OpenSearchFox is a great extension which helps you create your own Firefox search plug-in with only a few clicks.

Firefox users should already be familar with the search bar at the top right search box. You can enter a search term and receive results directly from the search engines available to you. However, you can only add search engines available from a limited list. With OpenSearchFox, you can add to your list of search engines any search web page of your choice.

This becomes a very handy tool for those who need to frequently consult on-line dictionaries. You can simply integrate Firefox with your favorite dictionaries. For example, I already have it set up to point to Dictionary.com for English, CantoDict for both Cantonese and Mandarin, WordReference for French. I also added Babel Fish translation from French to English.

Another neat thing is that you can right-click the selected word and perform the look-up.

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