dedict is a lightweight dictionary for web browsers, that
aims to replicate the expirience of flicking through
a classic, physical dictionary. The most exciting part of using olt-timey hardcover
dictionaries for me is to stumble across rare and interesting words
I (especially as a non-native English speaker) never heard of, and ideally go down the
rabbit hole of discovering new expressions along the way.
Current online dictionaries don't really allow this to happen anymore, as they're not build for discovery, but for efficiency, in order to come up with the user's result quickly. dedict isn't meant to replace them, but to offer an alternative interaction that would otherwise decay, and I hope a couple people find as much enjoyment in as I do.
~~ dedict was made in June/July 2019 by Jonas Mumm
dedict uses experimental browser features and unusual ways structuring the page to make the dictionary work. Therefore it may look a little different from browser to browser, so here's a list of browsers that display dedict as expected as of July 2019:
Working as Expected
Working with Visual Caveats
- Chrome Mobile
- Samsung Internet
Not Working / Missing Core Functionality
- Internet Explorer
- Node.js by Node.js Foundation
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