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Old 12-01-2011, 03:57 AM   #1
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Kindle 3.x dictionary lookup API hack?

I find it more than annoying that the Kindle firmware lacks some dictionary features that were (and are) present in Mobipocket Reader.
While Mobipocket Reader support a huge number of dictionary lookup languages the Kindle firmware seems to be limited to languages that use the Latin-1 and Latin-1 Supplement Unicode ranges, even though the Kindle can display languages that use characters outside of these ranges, e.g. classical Greek or Russian.
I'm wondering whether the Kindle 3.x dictionary lookup mechanism could be hacked in any way to behave in the same way that Mobipocket Reader does.
I'd really appreciate it, if one of the reverse engineering experts on this forum could have a look at the source code to find out how the dictionary lookup works and whether it can be easily hacked to support more languages.
Think of it as a dictionary language jailbreak.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:23 AM   #2
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Would love this.

The problem seems to be that the dictionary look-up system on Kindle 1-3 is based on spaces between words. Many Asian languages don't use spaces, and thus it can't tell where words begin or end.
With the Paperwhite you can mark words and by doing so elect what part of the text you want an explanation of.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:41 AM   #3
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The problem seems to be that...
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:49 PM   #4
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Yes.
It deserves to be revived, though

With all the neat things done for the Kindle, I'm surprised this hasn't happened yet.
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