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Old 11-22-2008, 02:16 PM   #7
nrapallo
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Originally Posted by vivaldirules View Post
Nick, I've been meaning to tell you that I finally cleared some room on my Sony 505 to test this. It works great!
Good to know it at least works!

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I thought it would take forever to load and navigate but it actually opens instantly to the first page (which, by the way, is blank).
Oops, it should have been the cover page image. It did work in the .epub viewer, though.

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On the next page (the table of contents) you usually have to make repeated button pushes to get to the letter you want to select and that takes a few seconds to do. Once you've selected the first letter (e.g., M), the Reader then displays "Formatting...." at the bottom and Sony's equivalent of the hourglass. That takes about 15 seconds or so and then you arrive at your well designed second level table of contents. From there, it takes a bit of time to again make repeated button pushes to highlight and select the link you want (e.g., Mendable), then there's only a few seconds pause again and you're at your destination and usually only a few pages from the word you wanted to look up (e.g., Meniver). In all, the process usually takes less than a minute. All the links work well (e.g., in the definition for Meniver, there is "Same as Miniver" with a link). The only possible discomfort is if you've mistakenly looked up a word in the main body of the 1913 dictionary which is actually in the "New" words section that you've so kindly added. But I've usually guessed correctly whether a word is new or not.
I actually didn't add the "New words", the original author "found them" at the end of his conversion and then added those 15095 "New words" to the previous word count (110875) to get (sic) 125970 words, however, they were already there! Including all words, there are only 110875 words. So the "New words" only relate to "new" in the context of the 1913 era. Any Post-1913 "New" words are NOT included!

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All in all, I find this to be a terrific addition to my Sony library and I intend to keep it and use it often. It's not as seemless as it would be if Sony had added real dictionary support to the Readers by letting you highlight a word in an ebook and push a button to take you to the entry in a dictionary. But without that support, this is the next best thing and I think it's wonderful. I greatly appreciate the very significant effort you made in making it available and I take my hat off to you. Thanks!
I think the only thing that can make this Dictionary "functional" on the Sony reader, is for the Sony reader to have a touchscreen for lookup/selction purposes! Did I hear 700?
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