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Old 12-03-2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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Hey there,

I've got an opus and I'd like to change because I want a dictionary. I'm a french speaker, fluent in english and I always read in english. Mostly science fiction, a bit of fantasy.

I've been looking a bit around, and I would really like to get an odyssey, mainly because there is a button to change pages. I don't like all those new readers without any button.

My other choice would be a PRS-T2. But my main concern for the odyssey is the english dictionary. So I would like some feedback from people in this forum, expecially people who have it and use the dictionary regularly.

I'll probably buy it if I get positive feedback here. That button to change page is really important for me
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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You mean, french to english dictionary ?
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:21 PM   #3
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Yes, please clarify, because I bought mine in France, and it came only with a French dictionary (Littré), which btw proved to be useful for classic literature!
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:55 AM   #4
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Well I need a english to french and english dictionary. I read in english, and mostly I'd like to look up definitions and not traductions. I think I have the necessary level to understand definition in english, and would prefer to use it that way.

I know that there is no english dictionary in the odyssey but I also know there is one available for download that was provided by bookeen.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:45 PM   #5
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Hi,

the dictionaries provided by Bookeen are derived from wikis or GNU/CC sources. (Link: http://176.31.234.27/dic ) That is, they do not offer the same accuracy of commercial dictionaries, like those provided out-of-box by e.g. Sony devices.

However, you can make your own dictionary for the Odyssey with Penelope, a Python tool I developed:
http://code.google.com/p/penelope-dictionary-converter/
http://www.albertopettarin.it/penelope.html

This means that, if you already have a "good" dictionary, in Stardict or XML-like format, you can convert it and use it on the Odyssey.
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Thanks for the info.

I'll probably buy a kindle. I really like bookeen, but the kindle has the oxford dictionary for english, and I think I'll have a hard time finding it in stardict format. I don't have any dictionary at this time.
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