I get this error on goldendict for English Wikipedia and English Wiktionary:

Query error: XML parse error: unexpected end of file at 1,1

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This issue is fixed going to the Wikipedia section on goldendict settings:

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and change the http:// by https:// in the Address column for the failing Wikipedia or Wiktionary. They were the English urls in my case, so I changed them

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... and everything works OK now

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  • To change the URL, double-click on it. Aug 30, 2015 at 22:38
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    After applying your fix, I had another error: "SSL handshake failed".. Finally I got it working after building goldendict from source Oct 16, 2015 at 22:58
  • For me helped uninstall and reinstalling "32-bit Windows En-Ru-En installer, 78MB" full-weight version: goldendict.org/download.php
    – Gennady G
    Apr 10, 2016 at 10:16
  • @GermanGarcia, same here. There is a GitHub issue opened on the subject.
    – Wildcard
    Apr 20, 2017 at 19:20

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