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Old 10-12-2012, 06:13 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by tshering View Post
First at all, thanks to everybody for responding!



Maybe, there is my problem. I have to admit that I am not quite sure if I understand the dictionary management. According to the information from the settings menu my KT has 14 dictionaries installed. And actually if I open a book in a given language the respective dictionaries are accessed by the KT. Therefore, I guess that all that I can do by managing the dictionaries is to remove one or the other dictionary, and this I have no intention to do in the moment.



The full screen dictionary screen of my reader does not show any dotted underline, nor any arrow icon to the top left corner.
That is strange. Have you tried to press that area and see if anything happens? There might be a problem that the icon is not there, but pressing the right spot might work.
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If I think about it, it seems to me that there a two kinds of logic involved. 1) When one points at a word on the screen the KT/Glo uses the correct dictionary based on the language information. 2) When offering dictionary access to the user the KT/Glo offers only those dictionaries the user has selected at a certain point.
I hope that the first is right, but I would have to find some non-English books to check. For the second, on my KT, all dictionaries I have installed are displayed in the list to choose from. I definitely haven't looked up a Japanese word.
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So is the meaning of "installing dictionaries" "selecting some out of the actually installed dictionaries for user-access"? Is this the function of the dictionary management? Could anybody please confirm this? If this is the case I should make use of the dictionary management, something I cannot do since at the moment Wifi access is difficult for me.
The dictionary management selects which dictionaries you want to use. If the dictionary is not already on the device, it will be downloaded. If WiFi is on, it will be downloaded straight away. If not, it will be downloaded the next time you do a WiFi sync. I assume a desktop sync will also download the dictionary, but I haven't tested this.

There is something wrong on your device. If it was in my hands, I would change the dictionary set-up. I would add another dictionary. Then let a sync happen and load the new dictionary. This might trigger an update or reconfiguration that might solve the issues you are seeing. If you are having WiFi issues, that might make doing this hard.

Another way might be to change the language used for the interface. There is a chance there is an error in the different languages. There is also a chance that changing it and changing back after a bit will also reinitialise the interface properly. I sort of hope not as it would show a bug in the firmware, but for your sake, I hope it helps.
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