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Old 09-06-2013, 12:59 PM   #31
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However putting your dictionary as a translation dictionary (jap-en) does not work.
Dictionary handling has become more and more restrictive up to 2.5.1. I tried to communicate my dissatisfaction here.
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Old 11-23-2013, 03:32 AM   #32
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Hi, since this is my first post I'll take the opportunity to thank the people working on maintaining these forums

I want to buy a reader with a japanese to english dictionary. It actually is the only reason I want to buy a reader, since I'm learning japanese and need to use a dictionary pretty often, using a reader seems really more convenient! Right now I'm aiming at a kobo touch, since it allows to select text in a much more convenient fashion than the kindle (actually, I could select what I wanted only one time out of ~10 on the kindle), and the sony reader needs rooting in order to use this dictionary. Not to mention the kobo touch is only ¥5,000 here

Anyway, the last messages of this thread suggest that it is not possible to properly use this dictionary after FW 2.5.1, so here are two questions: is it still true with newer firmwares? If so, can one downgrade its reader? I don't need any fancy functions, just reading will be enough for me.

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Old 11-23-2013, 12:08 PM   #33
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Anyway, the last messages of this thread suggest that it is not possible to properly use this dictionary after FW 2.5.1, so here are two questions: is it still true with newer firmwares? If so, can one downgrade its reader? I don't need any fancy functions, just reading will be enough for me.
Don't worry you can properly use this dictionary even with the newest FW. Kobo makes a distinction between "definition dictionaries" and "translation dictionaries." Any Japanese Dictionary needs a special treatment by the device, and this is only offered for a dictionary with the name dicthtml-ja.zip. This means that you can use the Japanese-English Dictionary, but it will be listed among the definition dictionaries rather than the translation dictionaries.
Note: With newer FW versions, you can use a web translation service too.

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Old 11-23-2013, 08:31 PM   #34
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Thanks for the feedback, I may just buy it today!
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:37 AM   #35
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So, I went and bought myself a Kobo today. I only installed the dicthtml-ja.zip one so far, but it's working great! My wife's been repeating "sugoooooi" for 10 minutes! Kudos to you, sir. Many thanks

Now to figure out some minor things like how to get the reader to display the title in the library view and be able to turn page by swiping from right to left, japanese style, but I'm sure I'll find that out by myself

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Old 11-25-2013, 05:17 AM   #36
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So, I went and bought myself a Kobo today. I only installed the dicthtml-ja.zip one so far, but it's working great! My wife's been repeating "sugoooooi" for 10 minutes! Kudos to you, sir. Many thanks
I am happy that you like it. In case you share your reader with your wife she might not be so much interested in using the Japanese-English dictionary, but sometimes she might wish to use the original Japanese-Japanese dictionary. I have prepared a dictionary that combines both the Japanese-English and Japanese-Japanese dictionaries in one (you can see an example entry in this post, last picture). I am reluctant to provide the download link here, but can PM it if you like.

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Now to figure out some minor things like how to get the reader to display the title in the library view
This should work out of the box. If you don't see the titles, it might perhaps be connected with the encoding in the epub.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:08 AM   #37
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Wow, so if I understood, this dictionary you have has the original dictionary and the one I'm already using combined? If it is indeed this version you're talking about, I am very interested in it, not only for my wife but also for me since despite it being necessary I try to reduce as much as possible my use of English. I suppose you don't want to publicly release it because of copyright issues? Whatever, thank you very much once again!

As for the titles, it was a mistake on my account, I was using the kind of "preciew", using book covers, and for some reason some book covers don't appear. Using the library view solves it and is more convenient anyway.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:36 AM   #38
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I sent you a PM.
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:53 AM   #39
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Can you send me a link to that combined dictionary too?
Thank you!
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:04 AM   #40
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Can you send me a link to that combined dictionary too?
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:27 PM   #41
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Thank you for the link.
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