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

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Reading and Management

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-02-2004, 10:54 AM   #1
Donald Simmonds
Junior Member
Donald Simmonds began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2004
Dictionary for definitions

Would somebody please tell a newbie how to connect a dictionary for definition lookup. I have tried several freely available ones but the are not listed under setup.
Do I have to do something or can only certain ones be used?

Thank you in anticipation
Don
Donald Simmonds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2004, 12:22 PM   #2
Mobipocket
Enthusiast
Mobipocket began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 47
Karma: 27
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: France
Device: al
This article from the Mobipocket Knowledge Base should help:
http://www.mobipocket.com/en/Support...?ArticleID=303
Mobipocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2004, 03:46 PM   #3
Donald Simmonds
Junior Member
Donald Simmonds began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2004
Thank you for your assistance. I have read the article you refer to and as far as I am aware the dictionary is in the correct format. It is Websters1913Dict.prc, however it is not listed in setup.
Any further help would be appreciated.
Regards
Don
Donald Simmonds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2004, 06:05 AM   #4
Mobipocket
Enthusiast
Mobipocket began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 47
Karma: 27
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: France
Device: al
Does this file appear in the Mobipocket Reader Library ?
If no, this ebook is not in Mobipocket format at all.
Mobipocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2004, 02:39 PM   #5
Donald Simmonds
Junior Member
Donald Simmonds began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2004
Thank you again. The Merriam-Webster does appear in the dictionary list on the PC version but every single definition lookup says no matching entry Manual Search. The definition is in the dictionary. I accept that possibly the prc file is corupt or something.
However, the same dictionary on my HP620LX CE2.0 device does not appear in the dictionary list.
I hope I am not wasting your time.
Regards
Don
Donald Simmonds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2004, 08:13 AM   #6
Mobipocket
Enthusiast
Mobipocket began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 47
Karma: 27
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: France
Device: al
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donald Simmonds
Thank you again. The Merriam-Webster does appear in the dictionary list on the PC version but every single definition lookup says no matching entry Manual Search. The definition is in the dictionary. I accept that possibly the prc file is corupt or something.
However, the same dictionary on my HP620LX CE2.0 device does not appear in the dictionary list.
I hope I am not wasting your time.
Regards
Don
If an eBook does not appear in the Library on your PDA, it means you did not store the file in a folder browsed by the Reader when generating the Library page.
This FAQ tells you where to put your eBooks on a memory card. In main memory, put them in /eBooks.

When you click on manual search, what do you see in the screen ? If you delete the word automatically entered in the input box, what are the first words you can see in the list? (you may have the demo version installed on your PC, and when you lookup words in this dictionary, there are no results, because the demo only contains few words)

As your problem deals with Technical Support, it would be better for you to contact directly the Mobipocket Technical Support Team. (http://www.mobipocket.com/en/Support/default.asp)
Mobipocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2004, 03:53 PM   #7
Donald Simmonds
Junior Member
Donald Simmonds began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2004
Thank you for your help. I probably have enough info to continue now but if not I will contact Tech Support as you suggest.
Regards
Don
Donald Simmonds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2004, 10:48 AM   #8
redemptioner
Junior Member
redemptioner began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 1
Karma: 10
Join Date: Aug 2004
why don't u try Pocket Genius, a program through which you can look up words in Mobipocket, MS reader etc, very useful for me. maybe you can take a try.
link:
http://www.mactiontech.com/english/index.htm

Goodluck
redemptioner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2004, 06:47 AM   #9
Donald Simmonds
Junior Member
Donald Simmonds began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2004
Thank you for your suggestion which I will follow up. Sorry for delay, I have just returned from holiday
Regards
Don Simmonds
Donald Simmonds 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
Looking up word definitions Vitel Amazon Kindle 5 10-11-2010 04:17 PM
Dictionary lookup in iBooks 1.1: "Dictionary not available for this language" kjk Apple Devices 71 09-18-2010 06:24 AM
Classic Dictionary beartard Barnes & Noble NOOK 2 02-10-2010 09:46 AM
Oxford built-in dictionary disappears after changing default dictionary YYZscientist Amazon Kindle 4 01-24-2010 08:42 PM
Dictionary, Webster's: Webster's Dictionary 1913, v1, 22 Nov 07 jbenny Kindle Books 58 06-02-2009 06:14 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:21 AM.


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