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Old 11-25-2010, 08:17 PM   #1
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Question Russian-English dictionary

I've installed on my Kindle 3G English-Russian and Russian-English dictionaries in proper formats. When English-Russian works great, Russian-English doesn't. It seems that Kindle do not support cirillic letters in on screen pop-up dictionaries. Have you got any ideas how to solve that problem. Maybe jailbreak or Duokan will help?
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:10 PM   #2
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See the solution here: http://www.the-ebook.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16383
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:27 AM   #3
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Russian-English pop-up dictionary does not work on kindle. I read the dictionary thread on www.the-ebook.org. The Russians tried but it did not work. They asked Amazon. The answer is it is not clear when it will support that.
I asked guys in Kiev. Pocketbook supports Ru-En pop-up.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:48 AM   #4
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hi. can you please tell me where you got your eng-russ-eng dictionary from?
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:59 PM   #5
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So there are still no Russian-English dictionaries yet, correct?
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:22 AM   #6
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I downloaded the dictionary referenced at the link kvydm01 gives above. It works a little bit, or at least enough to be useful to me. Popup def does not work, but (after setting ru-en dictionary as default) if you select the word to lookup, (click to start selection, 5way to end of word, _spacebar_ to copy to note, then select the button for 'dictionary' search), it will display a list of closest-matching words in the dictionary, and then you can select one of those to display a definition. I will probably actually improve my vocabulary more quickly this way since it is so much work to look up the word! <g>
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:50 PM   #7
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I downloaded the dictionary referenced at the link kvydm01 gives above. It works a little bit, or at least enough to be useful to me. Popup def does not work, but (after setting ru-en dictionary as default) if you select the word to lookup, (click to start selection, 5way to end of word, _spacebar_ to copy to note, then select the button for 'dictionary' search), it will display a list of closest-matching words in the dictionary, and then you can select one of those to display a definition. I will probably actually improve my vocabulary more quickly this way since it is so much work to look up the word! <g>
Also, one can make DIY Ruissian-English dictionary (downloaded from the-ebook.org) to provide translation of any entered Russian word without keyboard hack applied. Just use this mapping table:
http://pastie.org/1220025

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Old 05-14-2011, 10:56 PM   #8
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hi. can you please tell me where you got your eng-russ-eng dictionary from?
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20480

especially :http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...08&postcount=9

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Old 05-21-2011, 12:24 PM   #9
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Hi, I am not that tech-savvy. Could anyone point to a link where I could download the russian-english dictionary you are referring to.
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:39 PM   #10
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Hi, I am not that tech-savvy. Could anyone point to a link where I could download the russian-english dictionary you are referring to.
You don't need to be tech-savy, you should be Russian-savy to pinpoint what you need . Check here.

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Old 05-21-2011, 06:33 PM   #11
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Thanks for the link. I also found this link with many dictionaries. http://www.the-ebook.org/forum/viewt...=472141#472141
From what I understood from the posts in the ebook forum there is a bug in kindle that prevents the popup definitions.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:41 PM   #12
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Yes, you cannot get popup if book language is not English.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:40 AM   #13
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Actually with German it works fine. The problem is with non-Latin scripts. My main problem now is how to change the book language from Calibre for Mac. There is supposed to be a script to do that but for the time-being there is no interface option.
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:11 PM   #14
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Calibre allows to use command line. To change language and/or title, you need to enter:
ebook-meta file_name -t title -l language
where language is en for English. List of other languages is here.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:36 PM   #15
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Thank you for your reply. I was not able to find the command line in calibre
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