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Old 11-18-2012, 07:38 AM   #1
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Using dictionary on Kindle

I often read blogs and articles on my Kindle Keyboard.
But I need to use my built in English-Hungarian dictionary.

I usually download the article in HTML if exists a printable format.
If doesn’t (for example blogs), I copy the article and paste it into the MS Word, after that I save as PDF.

Later, I convert either the HTML or the PDF into MOBI.
Unfortunately I can’t use my built-in dictionary on my Kindle. It doesn’t show anything.
Only “Begin typing to create a note or...” blablabla.

Interesting thing, if I download the same article with the Calibre built-in news download service, I can use my dictionary. It shows the meaning of the words.

I have tried to convert HTML and PDF into AZW3, but it worked neither.
I use the Calibre with default setting.

Have you met similar problem?
Could you suggest something to me?

Thank you for your answer in advance!
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:11 AM   #2
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I mean, if I convert anything into MOBI or AZW3 by the Calibre, I won’t be able to use a dictionary on my Kindle.

Neither my English-Hungarian dictionary nor the Kindle’s own single language Oxford dictionary.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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Try using Mobi2mobi and set language to english.

For mobi2mobi, see the sticky in the Mobi forum.

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Old 11-19-2012, 11:29 AM   #4
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Yes, the language ID of the book has to match the language ID of the dictionary.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:26 AM   #5
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Thank you so much for your idea!

I have found a setting in the Calibre in the "Edit metadata" where I can choose the proper language.
I have never use it before.

But finally it works!
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Thank you again!
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