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Old 09-04-2009, 05:36 AM   #31
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Yes. Mobipocket dictionaries can be both "same language" or "translation" dictionaries. Devices like the CyBook Gen3 support Mobi dictionaries. I have the Mobi version of the "Unabridged Chambers Dictionary" on mine.
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:43 AM   #32
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we now have the choice of bebook (£229)
I paid £175 for my Hanlin V3 via Pixelar (they now sell them on UK eBay) and it came with a hard case, soft case, cable, little screwdriver and little light. I love it!

Although the firmware could do with some fine tuning, it's brilliant for dealing with all different formats and all different languages. As I come by my reading from all sorts of places (web sites, RSS feeds, electronic text books, e-mails from penfriends etc) it's brilliant. It's only PDFs that have been a nuisance so far, if they are formatted for A4 paper. Then I convert them to text. All the other formats have been fine.

I can also download mp3 audiobooks and listen to them on my "book". Presumably I can listen to an audio book while reading the text version (helpful because I'm a poor reader in Russian) but I haven't figured it out yet.

The reader, being the size of a DVD box, fits into large pockets and the 6" screen is easy to read. Replaceable battery and lots of scope for fiddling.

I also found the Pixelar people to be friendly and easy to deal with.
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Fair enough, Harry. Consider me newly educated about stone walls and jousting.

But do any of these devices support cross-language dictionaries? Because that would get me excited.
The Ectaco Jetbook supports definition and translation dictionaries. Although I think you are stuck with what is shipped with it. Ectaco is a big electronic translator manufacturer.

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