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Old 11-21-2010, 01:22 PM   #46
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Thanks for the helpful thread!

I've used the tips here to make my own Chinese-English dictionary. I converted CEdict over to the correct format, got rid of the traditional characters since I don't want them and I'm not sure how they would affect the functionality of the dictionary. I also changed the pinyin with numbers to pinyin with tone marks because I prefer tone marks.

It seems to be good, but I don't know until I try it on a Kindle and my Kindle is not working right now

So is there anyone with a Kindle 3 that could test out my dictionary for me? I'd really appreciate any help, and I'm sure other people would find a Chinese-English dictionary helpful.

just check out the attached .mobi file, set it as your default dictionary on the kindle, and let me know if it works with the instant lookup.
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:33 AM   #47
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I could test for you some german-german dictionary, if you would be so kind to make it
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:58 AM   #48
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Thanks for the helpful thread!

I've used the tips here to make my own Chinese-English dictionary. I converted CEdict over to the correct format, got rid of the traditional characters since I don't want them and I'm not sure how they would affect the functionality of the dictionary. I also changed the pinyin with numbers to pinyin with tone marks because I prefer tone marks.

It seems to be good, but I don't know until I try it on a Kindle and my Kindle is not working right now

So is there anyone with a Kindle 3 that could test out my dictionary for me? I'd really appreciate any help, and I'm sure other people would find a Chinese-English dictionary helpful.

just check out the attached .mobi file, set it as your default dictionary on the kindle, and let me know if it works with the instant lookup.
Hey Devot3d, it didn't work for me. I can open and read the dictionary, however, the look up function does not work for me. If it makes any difference, I do have the font and ss hack for the kindle.

I'd be happy to test future versions for you as well! Keep up the good work!

edit: If anyone else has made a Chinese-English dictionary, please post it! Help us non-computer savvy users!

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Old 12-30-2010, 03:01 PM   #49
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I've created a Chinese-English dictionary which you can find at http://hewgill.com/hanzidict/. Unfortunately, I haven't discovered how to make this work as an actual Kindle dictionary (that you can use to look up Chinese characters in other books). However, it works as a traditional radical-order dictionary.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:20 AM   #50
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I followed the instructions and got my dictionary .txt file. However, when I run the python script I get the following error

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File "C:\Dictionary\tab2opf.py", line 199
print "tab2opf <Stardict->MobiPocket>"

SyntaxError: invalid syntax
I'm using a windows 7 machine if that matters...any suggestions?

Edit: I got it to work by uninstalling Python 3 and installing 2.7...

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Old 01-04-2011, 11:29 PM   #51
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Dont know if this post is helpful, it lists some CN-EN dict's and has instructions on how to make them the default Kindle dict

http://mrhaoji.com/blog/resources-for-kindle.html
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:51 AM   #52
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thanks for the helpful post. I'm almost there, but hit a snag:

trude@trude-laptop:~/Documents/dictionary$ python2.6 tab2opf.py ukr_eng_dic.txtfeff#NAME

#INDEX_LANGUAGE

#CONTENTS_LANGUAGE

Traceback (most recent call last):

File "tab2opf.py", line 240, in <module>

dt, dd = r.split('\t',1)

ValueError: need more than 1 value to unpack

trude@trude-laptop:~/Documents/dictionary$


I'll attach the .txt file if you need to look at it.
Many thanks
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:14 AM   #53
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Try python 2.7. Should work.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:16 AM   #54
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I am having the same problem that intruder1960 is having.

C:\mobdic project>c:\python27\python.exe tab2opf.py csw.txt

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "tab2opf.py", line 240, in <module>
dt, dd = r.split('\t',1)
ValueError: need more than 1 value to unpack

Please help. I am trying to create a custom English-English dictionary. Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:20 AM   #55
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Sorry forgot to mention that I am using Python 2.7 on Windows XP. Thanks.
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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "tab2opf.py", line 240, in <module>
    dt, dd =  r.split('\t',1)
ValueError: need more than 1 value to unpack
This is telling you that (at least) one line in the file does not contain a tab. It attempts to split the string r once (1) on tab (\t) but fails, and thus can't fill (unpack to) the two "buckets" dt and dd.

Check if there is an empty line anywhere (check at the end!), or one with just a description but no keyword, or just a keyword but no description.

(Disclaimer: Python is my "native" programming language).
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:05 PM   #58
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In the .OPF file, there is, in the <metadata>

<dc:Language>en</dc:Language>

Then in the <x-metadata> there is

<DictionaryInLanguage>en</DictionaryInLanguage>
<DictionaryOutLanguage>en</DictionaryOutLanguage>

Now to make a translation dictionary, from some other language to english, it is pretty clear I need to change the DictionaryInLanguage, but what should the <dc:Language> be set to? The source language, or English?

I think I've tried both, but still, I can't get the Kindle to look up words using my generated dictionary. So what else could be going wrong? The dictionary displays fine when I browse it.
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i'd like a Swedish-English dictionary (niche, i know), and I can't find one anywhere - the only one on amazon doesn't seem to work with the functionality it should - ie. being able to look up words in the text of an ebook. There's a GNU dictionary

http://folkets-lexikon.csc.kth.se/fo...ets_public.xml

which can provide an xml file, but it's not a comma del text file, as some of the software discussed here appears to require. I wonder if there's anyone who can point to how I might go about compiling this xml list into a functional ebook that can be used on the kindle in the same way that the english dictionary that comes free (with the K3) does. I am a complete beginner, btw.

I've got a Mac, should that make any difference, and a K3.

Advice would be super, Thanks!
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