Incant 1.5

Incant is a Tcl/Tk based dictionary client package which includes both command line and GUI versions.
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Incant is a Tcl/Tk based dictionary client package which includes both GUI and command-line versions.

Here are some key features of "Incant":

dictionary lookups with fallback to pattern matching if a word is not found
autoloading and selection menu of all dictionaries available on the remote host
command-line and GUI client versions
forward/back browsing buttons with infinite length
user definable colors and host/port
browsing of dictionary entries
link highlighting
term or single-word-of-term link lookups
support for multiple-word lookups, such as "bump off"
graceful logoff, and semi-graceful error handling

Proxy Support:

Regular and SOCKS supported. Untested.


Most protocol handling is rather blanketed... Specifically, generic error codes will pop up a wonderfully raw dialog with the server's message. Only a few codes are explicitly handled. There are no plans to change this.
All patches/comments/bug reports cheerfully accepted (but not near finals week).
There is an annoying bug which causes "random" newlines to be inserted into definitions. This is based in a TCL/TK sockets handling problem, and will never be fixed. Fortunately, it is only aesthetic, and not terribly annoying.


Tcl/Tk (tested with 8.0;

last updated on:
February 2nd, 2008, 16:38 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Chris Allen
ROOT \ Education
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