I’ve a bunch of first-class German dictionaries by Duden (the main German dictionary publisher) which, sadly, use a closed proprietary data format and their dedicated Duden-Bibliothek application (Information in German).

I’m usually using Goldendict on my tablet. Is there any possibility to convert my dictionaries to Stardict/Goldendict format so I can use them on my Android devices ?

I’ve looked into stardict-tools but can’t convert.

  • Could you post a sample of each files ? Could you also please rephrase "can't convert", what do you mean: - does not work - throw an exception - return a file that cannot be read... – tibar Aug 25 '15 at 11:58
  • It means conversion script crashes. It expects .utf file and when given one, it just crashes. Seems it cannot read the format at all. It also doesn't produce any meaningful output. Please contact me for samples. These files are copyrighted, cannot post them here. – summer.breeze Aug 26 '15 at 12:42
  • since you did not add any info about yourself in SO, let's do it the other way around. Send me an email with this utf file. thx – tibar Aug 26 '15 at 12:51
  • did you check stardicter – tibar Mar 24 '16 at 10:39
  • Stardicter supports only free, very low quality dictionaries. Duden is a proprietary format. Android app is totally unusable and so are another great sources of dictionaries for many languages Millennium and Lingea. The way I see it, trying various tools blindly won't help. – summer.breeze Mar 30 '16 at 7:30

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