+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #191152 +++
Description of problem:
gnome-dictionary does not work when there is a network proxy.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to the internet via a proxy
2. set environment variables (http_proxy) AND set proxy using
3. Try a search using gnome-dictionary
Error dialog with the following:
Error while retrieving the definition
Lookup failed for host 'dict.org': Unknown error
Proxy settings are respected and results are returned.
It seems that the bug has been known upstream for quite a while (since 2002):
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 237104 ***