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Old 10-08-2011, 11:42 AM   #1
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French-French dictionary in iPad Kindle App

The latest Kindle app has added French language localization, which has a cool feature some Anglophones who read French may like -- namely it has a "French-to-French" dictionary, i.e., you can highlight a word in a French text and it will give a definition in French. (The first time you highlight a word in a French text, it will ask permission to download the French dictionary)

I discovered this with a French text I had sideloaded from Gutenberg into the iPad app using the "Open With" feature in FTP-on-the-Go.

Admittedly this is for more advanced readers of French who already have a good working vocabulary. Still, for unrecognized words often a definition in French will suffice for those readers. Very cool. Now if I could get my Kindle itself to do that!
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:10 PM   #2
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The latest Kindle app has added French language localization, which has a cool feature some Anglophones who read French may like -- namely it has a "French-to-French" dictionary, i.e., you can highlight a word in a French text and it will give a definition in French. (The first time you highlight a word in a French text, it will ask permission to download the French dictionary)

I discovered this with a French text I had sideloaded from Gutenberg into the iPad app using the "Open With" feature in FTP-on-the-Go.

Admittedly this is for more advanced readers of French who already have a good working vocabulary. Still, for unrecognized words often a definition in French will suffice for those readers. Very cool. Now if I could get my Kindle itself to do that!
I believe the K4 has dictionaries for French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brit. English, & Braz. Portuguese. What would be interesting is if they are in the archive where older Kindles can download and use them. But I haven't heard reports of this.

The Android app also now supports the same set of languages, but seems still restricted to the English dictionary.
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Does anyone know specifically what foreign language dictionaries Amazon is using (for the iPad Kindle app, etc.)? I know Sony uses for example the Oxford Spanish Dictionary, but what about Amazon?
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