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Old 03-15-2009, 03:41 PM   #1
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Whcih foreign language dictionaries work??
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:07 PM   #2
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Probably none, see New dictionary.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:12 PM   #4
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:35 PM   #5
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Hopefully, being able to use a foreign dictionary will someday become a Kindle feature. It'd sure help me in reading French or German texts.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:48 AM   #6
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Depending on your needs, there's quite a few foreign dictionaries available on the Internet that can be converted fairly easily to .mobi. A good resource for this is the StarDict project.

For example, my default dictionary on the kindle right now is the XMLittré, a 19th Century French dictionary that works better than modern dictionaries for all the Dumas and de Maupassant I'm reading right now.

Dual-language (like French-English) dictionaries are a bit rarer, though. And, unfortunately, I don't really understand the copyright on a lot of this stuff well enough to feel comfortable posting conversions of them. For example, there's a bunch of free dual-language dictionaries at http://www.microsoft.com/reader/down...tionaries.aspx, but I don't think conversions of them can be distributed.
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Dual-language (like French-English) dictionaries are a bit rarer, though. And, unfortunately, I don't really understand the copyright on a lot of this stuff well enough to feel comfortable posting conversions of them.
I agree that posting dictionaries can be problematic, but a tutorial using a particular freely available dual-language example file (such as those from MicroSoft) would be very helpful. See I would pay $100 for an English-Portuguese dictionary.. for a similar request.

There is a tutorial of this kind for English dictionaries, see Converting Encarta Dictionaries to Mobipocket Tutorial. Also: How to create your own mobipocket dictionary for any language:.
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Using browser to direct yourself to dictionaries online should work.
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