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Old 11-16-2011, 07:40 AM   #1
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Kindle Touch Dictionary woes

I have three dictionaries installed on my reader. The default English as well as a Spanish and German dictionary. I loaded a Spanish book and tried to look up a word. I got the "Dictionary not found for this book's language." I loaded the book in Calibre. Made sure to check the language. Downloaded to Kindle and tried again. No luck. Then I set the default dictionary to Spanish. Still no luck. Any ideas?
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:58 AM   #2
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Which Spanish dictionary are you trying to use? Make sure you have the language metadata correctly set to Spanish in your Spanish books.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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I'm using the same dictionary that I used on my k3. The Marian Webster Spanish English that I bought from Amazon. I set the language to spanish in Calibre and it shows as Spanish.

What worries me is that I cannot force use of a dictionary like I could on the K3. I am stuck with the device's choice.
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Called Amazon support and was told that the Touch would only look up words in English and not in alternate languages. I have to hope that the support person doesn't know what they are talking about.

Unless I can find a solution this is a deal killer since I need the multi-language support.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:33 AM   #5
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I believe the K4 has this support but that is so disappointing it was removed from the Touch because when I bought a K4 it came with several dictionaries in foreign languages. Does the Touch as well?
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I have three dictionaries installed on my reader. The default English as well as a Spanish and German dictionary. I loaded a Spanish book and tried to look up a word. I got the "Dictionary not found for this book's language." I loaded the book in Calibre. Made sure to check the language. Downloaded to Kindle and tried again. No luck. Then I set the default dictionary to Spanish. Still no luck. Any ideas?

How about giving some of your money to Sony once again?
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:39 AM   #7
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Called Amazon support and was told that the Touch would only look up words in English and not in alternate languages. I have to hope that the support person doesn't know what they are talking about.

Unless I can find a solution this is a deal killer since I need the multi-language support.
Man, Amazon really cut corners to get the price down:
  • no wall charger
  • no landscape mode
  • no free 3G web browsing
  • no foreign language dictionary support
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Called Amazon support and was told that the Touch would only look up words in English and not in alternate languages. I have to hope that the support person doesn't know what they are talking about.

Unless I can find a solution this is a deal killer since I need the multi-language support.
Oh No!! That may be a deal breaker for me too. We'll see how I like my KT otherwise. It comes today.
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How about giving some of your money to Sony once again?
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Man, Amazon really cut corners to get the price down:
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  • no foreign language dictionary support
Hey, are you sure about no landscape mode????
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Hey, are you sure about no landscape mode????
There isn't it all over the blogs and forums. It's really shocking they removed it.
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There isn't it all over the blogs and forums. It's really shocking they removed it.


No! No! It can't be ... how do I suppose to read my programming books, portrait?

If that's true, I will keep my Kindle 3G keyboard until I get my 1st grand child.
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No! No! It can't be ... how do I suppose to read my programming books, portrait?

If that's true, I will keep my Kindle 3G keyboard until I get my 1st grand child.
It's true but the K4 has it. I don't know why the Touch doesn't.
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Dictionary Issue

On the dictionary issue, there seems to be a difference between K3 and earlier, on the one hand and K4 and Touch on the other. On K3 and earlier you can purchase a compatible dictionary (e.g., Merriam Webster Spanish-English) and then set it as your primary (see Kindle Support-->Kindle Keyboard-->Customize Your Reading-->Choosing Your Primary Dictionary). K4and Touch, by contrast, include access to several dictionaries out of the box--one for each of several languages--but limit your ability to change primary dictionary to those preselected dictionaries (see Kindle Support-->Kindle-->Customize Your Reading-->Changing Your Primary Dictionary). Unfortunately, the preselected dictionaries, though good ones for the respective languages, are not translation dictionaries (eg, no Spanish-English, only Spanish-Spanish). I've emailed Amazon to confirm this--awaiting a reply. I can probably deal with using a Spanish-Spanish dictionary and I appreciate having such a good one (the Academia Real) available with the price of the e-reader, but there is a little less optionality.
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Oh No!! That may be a deal breaker for me too. We'll see how I like my KT otherwise. It comes today.
That's a deal breaker for me too. No doubt. It's the dumbest move by Amazon ever

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