|06-20-2008, 05:55 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Device: None yet
Convenient non-english dictionary
I'm trying to decide on an e-book device. Much of my e-book reading is going to be in French and Spanish (I'm a native English speaker myself), and the ability to have dictionary lookup is very important to me.
I'm having trouble figuring out which devices make it easy to access non-English dictionaries. The Kindle seems attractive because of the wireless features, but my impression after reading as much as I could is that you can't replace the standard English dictionary.
I think I'm leaning toward the Cybook, but is there much difference between the devices where dictionary availability and ease-of-use is concerned?
Thanks for any comments...
|06-20-2008, 06:32 AM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: Kindle PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro
The Gen3's dictionary lookup interface works extremely well. I use it a lot.
|06-20-2008, 09:56 AM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
You can replace the standard dictionary on the Kindle, but you can only have one "primary" dictionary at a time. Also, there are very few commercial dictionaries available yet.
There are many MobiPocket dictionaries for sale, and you can build your own with a bit of work. MobiPocket generally allows multiple dictionaries and will search all of them. Of the E-Ink devices, the Gen3 and the iLiad support MobiPocket and its multiple dictionaries. You can also use the same MobiPocket dictionaries on a Windows PC (but not a Mac or Linux desktop) and on, say, a PDA (MobiPocket allows 4 devices to be registered per "secure" dictionary/ebook).
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