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Old 02-06-2012, 01:52 AM   #1
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How Can I Get Duden On My Kindle Touch?

I don't need to look up German words. I just want to read the Duden Universalwörterbuch as a normal book on my kindle touch, so theoretically even a simple pdf format will do. But I just can't get my hands on it anywhere.

Any ideas?
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:16 AM   #2
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I solved the problem myself and now my Kindle touch has a nice Duden dictionary that's automatically consulted when the book is encoded as German.

If anyone is interested, here is how.

Part I - Getting the dictionary
1. Download a kindle reader for PC from Amazon.de, install it.
1a. If your Amazon account is in US, change it into a German one.
2. Download a free German ebook from amazon.de kindle shop. I picked a Jules Verne one. Just pick one at random as long as it's in German, not English or any other language.
3. Open it in your kindle reader on PC. Higlight a word using your mouse. Kindle Reader would think you are trying to look up a German word and it downloads the Duden dictionary automatically.
4. Go to where Kindle Reader stores file on your pc and identify which .azw file is the Duden dictionary. Mark it or remember it. Now you have a Duden dictionary with DRM protection.

Part 2 - De-drm the dictionary file
There are probably many ways to do it. I googled for five minutes and downloaded a plugin to Calibre, dragged the Duden file into Calibre and there, the de-drmed file showed up in my Calibre library. I saved it in .mobi format then dragged it kicking and screaming into Kindle under documentaries/dictionaries category, so it's sitting pretty next to the original Oxford dictionary & co. Now I can look up German words on touch as fine as long as the book is encoded as "German".

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Old 03-14-2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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I solved the problem myself and now my Kindle touch has a nice Duden dictionary that's automatically consulted when the book is encoded as German.

If anyone is interested, here is how.

Part I - Getting the dictionary
1. Download a kindle reader for PC from Amazon.de, install it.
1a. If your Amazon account is in US, change it into a German one.
2. Download a free German ebook from amazon.de kindle shop. I picked a Jules Verne one. Just pick one at random as long as it's in German, not English or any other language.
3. Open it in your kindle reader on PC. Higlight a word using your mouse. Kindle Reader would think you are trying to look up a German word and it downloads the Duden dictionary automatically.
4. Go to where Kindle Reader stores file on your pc and identify which .azw file is the Duden dictionary. Mark it or remember it. Now you have a Duden dictionary with DRM protection.

Part 2 - De-drm the dictionary file
There are probably many ways to do it. I googled for five minutes and downloaded a plugin to Calibre, dragged the Duden file into Calibre and there, the de-drmed file showed up in my Calibre library. I saved it in .mobi format then dragged it kicking and screaming into Kindle under documentaries/dictionaries category, so it's sitting pretty next to the original Oxford dictionary & co. Now I can look up German words on touch as fine as long as the book is encoded as "German".
Hi, I'm italian and i would like to buy a kindle touch...
I would like to read italian, german and english books.
Do you know you can do the same steps, in order to install a monolingual italian dictionary?

Can you also install bilingual dictionaries and do they works integrated in kindle?

Do you know if this procedure also works with kindle 3 keyboard? I have read that the kindle 3 key is better than the kindle touch....

Thank you in advance,
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:57 PM   #4
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Hi, I'm italian and i would like to buy a kindle touch...
I would like to read italian, german and english books.
Do you know you can do the same steps, in order to install a monolingual italian dictionary?
I'm not sure. You could try the method outlined above (using Kindle for PC) and see if it downloads an italian dictionary. (Edit: there is a "Vocabolario della Lingua Italiana" that you can download on Kindle/PC, so yes, it should work.)

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Can you also install bilingual dictionaries and do they works integrated in kindle?
Yes. I'm using free dictionaries from here and they work as they should.

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Do you know if this procedure also works with kindle 3 keyboard? I have read that the kindle 3 key is better than the kindle touch....
It should work, but no guarantees. Which device you get is of course up to you, but here's my personal opinion: I used to have a Kindle 3, which I accidentally broke, and bought a KT as a replacement. I personally find the KT far superior in terms of usability.

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there are free dictionaries as well. (like the ones on this page: http://eb.lv/dict/ )

Just copy them to your documents folder ( works on Kindle 4, touch, 3,... )
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:15 PM   #7
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That said, part2 above is actually superfluous. Because the two "devices" (real Kindle, and Kindle for PC) are tied to the same account, you can simply copy the DRM'd dictionary to the Kindle as it is, and it'll work.
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That said, part2 above is actually superfluous. Because the two "devices" (real Kindle, and Kindle for PC) are tied to the same account, you can simply copy the DRM'd dictionary to the Kindle as it is, and it'll work.
This is not true. Amazon's DRM scheme ties the books to individual devices, not to accounts. It is not possible to move DRMed ebooks between devices (e.g. a Kindle and Kindle for PC).
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Edit: Sorry for the misinformation, pdurrant is right

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