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Filename extension .xdxf
Internet media type application/xml
Developed by Initial development by Sergey Singov, later by Leonid Soshinskiy
Initial release 10 September 2006; 11 years ago (2006-09-10)
Latest release
(December 3, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-12-03))
Type of format XML dictionary format
Open format? Yes
Website github.com/soshial/xdxf_makedict/tree/master/format_standard
Developer(s) mrcoder1234, kubtek
Initial release 10 September 2006; 11 years ago (2006-09-10)
Stable release
0.4 / January 13, 2010; 8 years ago (2010-01-13)
Preview release
0.4.1-beta1 / 2012; 6 years ago (2012)
Written in C++
Platform Cross-platform
Type Dictionary converter
License GNU GPL
Website github.com/soshial/xdxf_makedict

XDXF (XML Dictionary eXchange Format) is a project to unite all existing open dictionaries and provide both users and developers with a universal XML-based format, convertible from and to other popular formats like Mova, PtkDic, and StarDict.

Available dictionaries[edit]

As of December 15, 2006 the XDXF project repository contains 615 dictionaries, which are collectively 936,189,613 bytes in size (compressed) and contain 24,804,355 articles.



The XDXF file format is used by Atlantida, WiseDict, mDictionary on the Maemo and MeeGo platforms, Alpus, SimpleDict, GoldenDict and Stardict fork. Stardict starting with version 2.4.6 has basic support for XDXF.


The project has converters from the DSL and Atlantida formats, and a "many to many" converter tool makedict.


The dicML markup languages serve a similar purpose. Currently, neither concept is specified completely. For example, XDXF lacks elements to annotate possible hyphenations, while the recent working draft of dicML does not include elements to describe the etymology of words.

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