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Old 09-16-2011, 07:21 AM   #1
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Question [Kindle 3] Cannot change dictionary

Hi all.
I have a german kindle device, which comes with three dictionaries: german, american, and oxford english.
Right now, the dictionary lookup is set to use the german dictionary.
I was trying to set it to the oxford dictionary, via
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Homescreen > Menu > Settings > Menu > Change Primary Dictionary > Oxford English
But every time I try to use it in an english book, it still uses the german dictionary. I have tried a reboot, but that did not help either.
Also, none of the dictionaries are stored within the archive, nor do I have any collections on the device yet.
Does anybody have an idea what could be the reason for the kindle not updating the dictionary settings?
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:34 AM   #2
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Are you sure your English books have their language meta-data set to English ?
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:59 AM   #3
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How can I check? Maybe in calibre somewhere?
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:04 AM   #4
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How can I check? Maybe in calibre somewhere?
You can use the books in http://www.mobileread.com/forums/ebooks.php?forumid=128

If it works ok then you can use mobi2mobigui to check and correct metadata of your books

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Old 09-17-2011, 09:49 AM   #5
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Just found out that the newest version of calibre allows to edit the language for a book when editing its metadata!
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:30 PM   #6
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@elementz - I have a similar problem. Did you solve it?
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