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Old 03-07-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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Question is there a way to install a custom dictionary

Hello all,

Is there a way to install a custom dictionary on the device?
I'm studying Esperanto, and having a dictionary would help a lot.

I assume they'd use some linux-friendly dictionary format, so I might convert some existing dictionary into something supported by my reader.

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Old 03-08-2011, 07:04 AM   #2
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Not yet. But probably in a couple of month.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:14 AM   #3
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kartu : will it be usable while reading a book, like the "built-in" dictionaries, or will it be a separate application ?
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:39 AM   #4
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On 600/x50 usable "like built-in", on 300/505 we'll see.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:52 AM   #5
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Oh like built-in, nice. Is there any discussion about it in the dev forum or elsewhere ? I'm curious on how you achieved that (creating your own MSD file, or adding some code to manage other dictionary formats).
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There is no discussion. It's all plans. It will be a separate "app".
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:34 PM   #7
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What is the format of the dictionaries currently shipping with the device?
I have the dutch-english and english-dutch dictionaries there, which are useless to me. Why not simply replace one of those? However, knowing Sony, they probably encrypted that stuff out the wazoo...
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:39 PM   #8
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I'd love a Latin-English dictionary, myself. I read a lot of books which have Latin quotes, and while I did study Latin years ago, it's only a vague memory at this point
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:17 PM   #9
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I need so much a portuguese "built-in" dictionary on PRS-350!
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Not yet. But probably in a couple of month.
Hi Kartu

I am using Sony PRS 350 and enjoying for your firmware. There are some improvement I thanks to you compare than original firmware.

There is other firmware that using Stardict format for dictionary. But this firmare is so slow when reading a book compare than yours.

Is the Custom Dictionary now available for your firmware ? What kind of dictionary format allow us to add for Sony PRS 350 ? Is possible Stardict format on Sony PRS 350 ?

Thanks Kartu
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:29 AM   #11
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Kartu answered a view inches above. There will/can/could be the possibibility for custom dic's in a couple of months.

I for my part use this method:

I have a dic (PDF) on my reader. When searching a word I'll open it with a single tap onto the right upper corner of the screen from within the book I'm reading. I have to search for the word manually. Switching back to the book I'm reading goes the same way - tapping onto the right upper corner of the screen.

I use my own cutom build PRS+ for my PRS350 which makes that possible. You could give it a try (have a look at my signature at the bottom of this posting).

To make it function you would have to

1) install my custom firmware ('ZORK-Edition')
2) use a PDF-file as dic
3) rename the dic to DIC.pdf
4) copy this file onto the reader in /Books/DIC.pdf (into the folder named 'Books')
5) assign the right action to the 'single tap' in PRS+ options

I'm working on the possibility to use at least 2 different dic-files (PDF and EPUB)

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Old 04-15-2012, 05:01 AM   #12
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I use my own cutom build PRS+ for my PRS350 which makes that possible. You could give it a try (have a look at my signature at the bottom of this posting).

Hi Analogus.
Thanks for your quick reply.
So the dictionary on PDF format then. First I have to create the dictionary on PDF format ?
Anyway I will try your firmware. I ll let you know later, brother.
Thank you very much.
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Yes, you have to use a PDF (EPUB will be possible in future). Besides, it does not have to be a dic - any kind of literature goes. Regard this function as a quick possibility to toggle between two books.

To be fair: the basic function comes from TERISA. I included it slightly altered in my custom build.

If you try my software don't be surprised - it looks different (other icons) and brings a couple of new features.

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1) install my custom firmware ('ZORK-Edition')
2) use a PDF-file as dic
3) rename the dic to DIC.pdf
4) copy this file onto the reader in /Books/DIC.pdf (into the folder named 'Books')
5) assign the right action to the 'single tap' in PRS+ options

I'm working on the possibility to use at least 2 different dic-files (PDF and EPUB)

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Hi Analogus
I downloaded your firmware but failed to get into my device. I have been trying many times as your steps above. I just copy the PRSPInstaller folder on the root memory, and restart the device.

I have tried using the PRS + , and succeded.
Other step : I copy and paste your PRSPInstaller to Update Folder, restart, but still could not get it.

Give me advice would you please, brother ?

Thanks
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Akumanggo:

Normally it should work.
If you never have installed PRS+, install it first. Restart your reader.

Now a important point:

If you install PRS+ and do NOT restart one or two times, there could arise a problem. Restart once more, copy once more the installer-folder onto your reader, restart again and it should work. If not, give feedback.

One more word:

Since yesterday a new version for the 350 is online with possibility to choose between PDF and EPUB for the DIC.

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