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Old 04-23-2008, 01:02 PM   #1
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Question Alternative Dictionary's

Has anyone tried loading an different dictionary? I tend to read older books, and would love to find a way to use the Oxford Classical Dictionary.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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Is the Oxford Classical Dictionary available as a Mobi dictionary? It wasn't the last time I looked. It's probably my most-read reference work (I have the printed version), so I'd be very interested to hear if it was. I know it's available on the web (for an annual subscription).
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:18 AM   #3
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Could you answer the question please, huevos? I'd very much like to know the answer.

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Old 04-25-2008, 08:09 AM   #4
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It's not available for the Kindle.
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:00 AM   #5
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How many different dictionaries are available for the Kindle. Will standard MobiPocket dictionaries work on it?
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:13 AM   #6
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How many different dictionaries are available for the Kindle. Will standard MobiPocket dictionaries work on it?
I do not believe so if they are DRM protected. The modification method that works for standard DRM mobipocket books does not work for dictionaries I am afraid. There is a posted dictionary in the MobileRead uploads. It would be an interesting test to see if it would work on the Kindle.

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Old 04-28-2008, 03:37 AM   #7
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That's a pity. Not being able to replace the dictionary would be a "show stopper" for me if the Kindle is released in Europe with its American English dictionary.
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You can replace the built-in dictionaries -- any non-drmed Mobi dictionary works. I tried several and decide to stick with the stock one.
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You can replace the built-in dictionaries -- any non-drmed Mobi dictionary works. I tried several and decide to stick with the stock one.
I thought I remembered that this worked. Thanks for confirming it.

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@ HarryT--sorry i didnt respond earlier, I was out of town for the weekend. I am not aware of an oxford classics mobipocket dictionary.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:25 PM   #11
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You can replace the built-in dictionaries -- any non-drmed Mobi dictionary works. I tried several and decide to stick with the stock one.
From where can one buy non-DRM Mobi dictionaries? Or are you talking about buying DRM-protected ones and removing the DRM from them?
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can someone outline the process for changing the dictionary? home->settings->change->????? any chance a pdf that i have sent to amazon could be used as a dictionary?
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There is a WordNet dictionary in mobipocket format floating around somewhere. No DRM so I presume it could be converted to Kindle...
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I do not believe so if they are DRM protected. The modification method that works for standard DRM mobipocket books does not work for dictionaries I am afraid. There is a posted dictionary in the MobileRead uploads. It would be an interesting test to see if it would work on the Kindle.

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Does this apply only to the Kindle? Can the DRM be removed from a generic Mobipocket dictionary? I would like to purchase the Concise Oxford dictionary and don't like DRM on principle. For normal ebooks, I usually buy LIT because they are easy to convert.
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Does this apply only to the Kindle? Can the DRM be removed from a generic Mobipocket dictionary? I would like to purchase the Concise Oxford dictionary and don't like DRM on principle. For normal ebooks, I usually buy LIT because they are easy to convert.
The method I talked about did not remove DRM. It allowed Mobipocket DRM to work on a Kindle. I believe Microsoft also sells dictionaries.

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