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Old 12-24-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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PB Touch Preinstalled Dictionaries

Hi all,

I'm researching a new ereader and currently investigating dictionary support. I was very pleased to see that Abbyy dictionaries are available for PB since I use them on the desktop and have been very satisfied with them. My needs are:
  • Russian - English
  • Italian - English
  • English - English

For desktop I have:
  • Oxford Paravia Concise (It-En) (for ABBYY Lingvo x3) Concise Oxford Paravia Italian Dictionary, 3rd Edition. © 2003 Paravia Bruno Mondadori Editori e Oxford University Press. 175000 entries
  • Universal (Ru-En) (for ABBYY Lingvo x3) The New Comprehensive Russian-English Dictionary. © Russkiy Yazyk - Media, 2004, D.I. Yermolovich, T.M. Krasavina. 110,000 words and phrases.

and other special purpose Russian dictionaries. For English - English I have been satisfied enough with "Electronic Pocket Oxford English Dictionary" which I bought for Mobipocket (although it is very brief so some improvement would be nice here).

Now I can see that the Italian and Russian dictionary I mentioned above are available from the Obreey store for $9.99 and $5.99 respectively and that "New Oxford American Dictionary" is available for $28.99.

But what comes preinstalled? I assume this will vary from country to country. I would probably be purchasing mine from Pixmania in Sweden.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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It-En is there, but the two other combinations you need are not among the 20 or so pre-installed dictionaries. However, it is not very difficult to find Ru-En or En-En dictionaries for the PocketBook Touch. As you already found out, you can buy them for instance in PocketBook's store at obreey.com.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:07 AM   #3
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@Zetmolm Thanks. Isn't there any En-En among the 20 preinstalled dicts? I have no problem spending $6 for a En-Ru dict but spending $30 for En-En is a bit hefty. Is there a list somewhere of these ditcs?
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:33 AM   #4
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@johanp: This is the list of preinstalled dictionaries:

De-En
En-Cs
En-Da
En-De
En-El
En-Es
En-Fr
En-It
En-Lt
En-Lv
En-Nl
En-No
En-Pl
En-Sk
En-Sl
En-Sv
En-Tr
Es-En
Fr-En
It-En

There are other places than the Obreey store where you can find cheap/free dictionaries, including En-En ones. Google is your friend

And also search for the information about PB dictionaries here on MobileRead. Especially, if you can manage the language, the German PocketBook forum here has a lot of relevant information.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:27 AM   #5
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The Webster Dictionary is pre-installed and SIRSteiner compiled a combination of Wiktionary and Webster which makes it one of the most complete En-En avariable.
There is also a bunch of Babylon-dics available in various posts. Just search..
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