A multi-lingual dictionary programme
What is Ergane?
It is a programme that can translate words from one language to another. To avoid the necessity
of a bilingual wordlist for every possible language combination, Ergane uses the artificial
language Esperanto as an auxiliary language.
This programme was written by Gerard van Wilgen.
Besides translating words Ergane can do the following things:
The above-mentioned functions belong to the dictionary module of Ergane. However, there are a few
- Find homonyms and synonyms.
- Find words that match a specific pattern.
- A practice module for word memorization; Ergane chooses a word from a source (a complete
vocabulary file or a user created selection) and the user is asked to enter an appropriate
equivalent in another language.
- An export module that can generate wordlists (mono- or bilingual) in plain text format.
- A keyboard configuration module for adapting Ergane's keyboard drivers to your regional
keyboard (e.g. a French or Russian keyboard).
For how many languages are there vocabulary files?
The vocabulary files for Ergane are constantly updated and from time to time new ones are
created. Currently the programme can translate words from 56 languages (more or less, some
vocabularies are still quite small).
Click here to see a list of the languages and the vocabulary
files that you can download.
What are Ergane's hardware and software requirements?
Compared to programmes with comparable size and complexity Ergane's system requirements are very
modest indeed. The programme can probably run on any computer with Windows 3.1 or higher.
The programme, the general data files and the necessary DLL's have been compressed into a ZIP
file. Download it to the desired directory and use a decompression programme to extract the
original files from it.
The Ergane ZIP file does not contain vocabulary files; these have to be downloaded and
ERGANE50.ZIP: Click here to
VOCABULARIES: Click here to jump to the list of downloadable