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Old 12-31-2011, 06:57 AM   #1
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Creating dictionary for kindle 4

Hello, anybody who has successfully created a custom dictionary for kindle 4? The dictionary I am trying to convert to kindle work fine on my old kindle after using this tutorial:
http://1manfactory.com/create-your-o...uage-for-free/
But on my kindle touch I can't select the dictionary and the language (Norwegian) is not displayed on top, although I have specified the language in the opf:

Code:
<metadata>
	<dc-metadata>
		<dc:Identifier id="uid">dict</dc:Identifier>
		<!-- Title of the document -->
		<dc:Title><h2>Norsk-norsk ordbok</h2></dc:Title>
		<dc:Language>no</dc:Language>
	</dc-metadata>
	<x-metadata>
		<output encoding="Windows-1252" flatten-dynamic-dir="yes"/>
		<DictionaryInLanguage>no</DictionaryInLanguage>
		<DictionaryOutLanguage>no</DictionaryOutLanguage>
	</x-metadata>
</metadata>
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:45 AM   #2
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I don't have a Kindle 4, but several users reported issues with the dictionary lookup feature, which might be limited to the 6 officially supported Kindle languages (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Portuguese).
If that is indeed the case, you might have to add the ASIN number of a default dictionary that you don't use, e.g. B005EOCESI for Portuguese, to your custom dictionary. (You'll also have to change the language code of your Norwegian books to Portuguese). For more information see this related thread.

Another possibility is that the Kindle 4 supports only Unicode dictionaries. In that case changing the following line might work:
Code:
<output encoding="Windows-1252" flatten-dynamic-dir="yes"/>
<output encoding="utf-8" flatten-dynamic-dir="yes"/>
However, I don't think that it'll make a difference, but it couldn't hurt to give it a try.

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Old 01-01-2012, 12:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for reply; unfortunately it did not fix the problem. I’m hoping for a fix for this in a later software update.
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http://translate.google.com/translat...hp%3Ft%3D15767 - gives you the tools to convert dsl dictionaries into something Kindle supports.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:33 AM   #5
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hey koko!

would you mind sharing your dictionary? I was just thinking of building one myself. Would save me some time. I'm using a Kindle Keyboard. thanks!

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Old 03-01-2013, 06:26 AM   #6
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koko posted long time ago. You might want to look at my NADSAT dictionary source files to start you up.
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