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Old 11-11-2012, 07:35 AM   #3935
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Device: Sony PRS505/650/T1
Using Sony-PRS-T2's EN-RU and RU-EN dictionaries with PRS-x50-models with PRS+

This article is solely for educational-purpose!

Finally a Sony-PRS e-reader with RU/EN and EN/Ru dictionaries showed up!
And technically it is possible to use these dictionaries with older models as well!

Please understand that because of dealing with copyrighted and licensed material the needed dictionaries can not be included in this post!

Though you can find "dictionary-packages" for Sony-PRS-T2 at the-ebook.org:
PRS-T2 - Advanced functionality and Russification (rupor)
rupor-dicts.7z

From rupors package we need: newdic.img

Thanks to both of them for providing and allowing to point to their packages.

The img-file is a EXT2-disk-image, which can be viewed and extracted under Windows with "Disk Image Viewer 0.5" - it is freeware,
Linux-user can loop-mount the image to their file-systems.

Open the above mentioned image-file with Disk Image Viewer 0.5 and extract (SaveAs) the following files to your harddisk:
C125000D.MSD
C125000E.MSD
LIBRARY.MBF
This three (3) files need to be moved to /opt1/dict on your PRS-x50 reader.
For this task you find a modified PRSPInstaller in the attached zip-file.

After extracting the file you get a Folder "PRSPInstaller"
with the script "installer.sh" in it and a folder "dict"
Copy the three files, extracted earlier, into the folder "dict"

Copy the whole folder "PSPInstaller" into the root-folder of your PRS-x50, (the drive named "READER" in your File-Explorer), like you will do with any PRS+ Update, and power down and restart your reader the normal way.

Upon restart the script "installer.sh" will be executed, copying the dictionary files from PRSPInstaller/dict to the reader.
The script will also modify the line <variable name="bbebDictionaries" in kconfig.xml and place the modified file in /opt0/prsp
where it will be processed by the normal PRS+ start-script.
(Without this modification the new dictionaries will not show up in the dictionary-selection-page.
And that is why this procedure only work with x50 already using PRS+)

After the restart connect the reader to your computer and remove/rename the folder "PRSPInstaller".

Oxford Russian Dictionare RU- and
Oxford Russian Dictionare EN-
should be present on page 2 of the dictionary selection page under "Preferred Applications"

This should work with all PRS-x50 already running PRS+ version 2.0.18 or higher, regardless of any base-russification.

Known issues:
Dictionary-titles will not be localized
Even when using the RU-EN dictionary a standard Latin-keyboard will be shown.
There might be problems with ZeroChaos Hack for Custom LRF scale factor

[EDIT1] DictInstaller.zip removed - there is a problem with the script,
update follows
[EDIT2] fixed in DictInstaller2.zip - Sorry for the inconvenience
[EDIT3] removed link to borodas dict-package, as it will not open with Disk Image Viewer 0.5
Removed disclaimer for PRS-950. Crystal from the-ebook.org reported the script working on his PRS-950.
[Edit 4] corrected img-type from FAT to correct EXT2; Thanks rupor
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Last edited by Mark Nord; 11-29-2012 at 02:11 PM. Reason: Edit 4, typos
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