Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-25-2012, 08:42 AM   #1
jasche
Junior Member
jasche began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 3
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jun 2012
Device: kindle
headword search

Hi folks,
I just bought this

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052ZQI86

dictionary. It seems though that the headword search does not work on kindle App?!

Any ideas how to fix this?

Thanks in advance
jasche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
susan_cassidy
Wizard
susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,849
Karma: 1698650
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Kindle, iPad (not used much for reading)
Don't know what you are expecting in the way of a headword search. Headwords are no different than any other words in a Kindle search. It searches everything. Dictionaries show you the definition when you use it for lookup, if you set this dictionary as your primary dictionary.
susan_cassidy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 06-26-2012, 02:39 AM   #3
Doitsu
Wizard
Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Doitsu's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,911
Karma: 4632610
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: Kindle PW2
The Kindle apps are hard coded to use only the default monolingual dictionaries.

If you want to use a different Spanish dictionary, you'll need to:
- delete the monolingual Spanish dictionary (B005F12G7O_EBOK.azw), if present
- change the ASIN number of your dictionary to B005F12G7O

(You can change the ASIN number with Java Mobi Metadata Editor)
Doitsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2012, 05:45 AM   #4
jasche
Junior Member
jasche began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 3
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jun 2012
Device: kindle
with headword search I mean I enter a word only partialy and it would return all the partial matches beginning from the first letter.

My impression is that it works sometimes and somtimes not?!

@Doitsu what do You referr to with the monolingual Spanish dictionary? Should I own one?!
jasche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2012, 09:26 AM   #5
Doitsu
Wizard
Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Doitsu's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,911
Karma: 4632610
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: Kindle PW2
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasche View Post
with headword search I mean I enter a word only partialy and it would return all the partial matches beginning from the first letter.
In that case, I misunderstood your problem. I assumed that when you looked up words in Spanish books (by clicking on them) the definitions from a monolingual dictionary (or another dictionary) would be displayed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jasche View Post
My impression is that it works sometimes and somtimes not?!
Does this problem occur with all books or only some of them? If it only happens with some of the books, chances are the document language was set to English or "undefined." If the problem occurs with all the books, the dictionary lookup index might be faulty. In that case find some specific words whose definitions are in the dictionary but don't show up in the search index and report these issues to the publisher.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jasche View Post
@Doitsu what do You referr to with the monolingual Spanish dictionary? Should I own one?!
Of course, I didn't suggest you own a monolingual dictionary, however, since Amazon provides free monolingual dictionaries for English (UK & US), French, Italian, German, Spanish and Portuguese, it couldn't hurt to download monolingual dictionaries for the languages that you're interested in.



Depending on the Kindle app, these foreign language dictionaries are either downloaded on demand, when you look up a word in a foreign language book by selecting it or they need to be downloaded from the Archived Items page.
(The free monolingual Spanish dictionary is the DRAE - Diccionario de la lengua española - Vigésima segunda edición.)
Doitsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 05:18 AM   #6
jasche
Junior Member
jasche began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 3
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jun 2012
Device: kindle
currently I read my books on paper, there are only few good ebooks in spanish yet. So just typing the first three words would be a great help. But it seems that the dictionary I've got is designed for instant lookup on ebboks only.

I wherent aware of the other dictionaries besides Oxford, thanks for the tip
jasche is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem using 'Advanced Search' with 'Search in Forum' Wetdogeared Feedback 6 06-21-2011 09:37 AM
Search Everything cklammer Other formats 3 04-14-2010 05:27 PM
How do I create headword-enabled Mobipocket dictionary? owl123 Kindle Formats 1 07-24-2009 11:13 AM
Google Book Search to search full-text books online Bob Russell Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 1 08-19-2006 12:13 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:43 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.