Download and Install of KTranslator


To install KTranslator, you should have this software already installed:

  • KDE 3.3 or newer.
  • QT 3.3 or newer. If you have KDE installed, you have QT too.
  • zlib. If you have KDE installed, you should have zlib installed too.
  • Festival. This is optional and only necessary if you want KTranslator speechs words.
  • GOCR. The gocr is a beta software. Hence, you should get the latest version available to obtain the best results.

To install Dictconv, you should have this software already installed:


KTranslator 0.4

Download the KTranslator 0.4 from here.

Gentoo ebuild for KTranslator 0.4 here.

Dictconv 0.2

Download the Dictconv 0.2 from here.


You can download old releases here.


To install KTranslator or Dictconv, first decompress the package.

tar xvfj ktranslator-0.x.tar.bz2

cd ktranslator-0.x

Next, run configure.

./configure --help (To see the options available).


One important option of configure is --disable-opts. By default, the KTranslator uses some optimizations (use of QMap) that consumes a lot of memory, but makes the search very faster (about 1ms per dictionary). If your system does not have much memory (<64MB) or you think KTranslator is using too memory, pass this option to configure. The penalty is that the search will be very slower, but acceptable (~200 ms in a dictionary with 15000 headwords). If you are unsure, let it as is.

Then, run make.

make all install



make install

If all do without problems, you have KTranslator installed on your system. In first run, you have to configure one dictionary to use. Go to dictionaries page to download one.

Dictconv can also be compiled with CMake.

cd dictconv-0.2

mkdir build

cd build

cmake ..

make all install