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Old 02-08-2009, 11:22 AM   #1
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Question Problems dictionaries MobiPocket

Hi,

This is my first post so hello to all of you!

I installed for Mobipocket both the Webster 1913 and GCIDE dictionaries and they are working without a problem. I can read a mobi book and look up words as I go. This is great and so I wanted to do so also in French books.

So I downloaded "Le dictionnaire de l'academie française" (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26897) but when I try to look up a word in a text no dictionary shows up. The upper left light of the iLiad just keeps blinking but nothing happens until I push a button or turn the page, but still no dictionary. I have the dictionary installed in the main memory and the mobi files have the language set to French.

Since the French dictionary above came from a Cybook post it might be that it does not work for the iLiad.. Hungry for some French reading I then bought "Le Robert Nomade 2009" from mobipocket and that one has the same problem.

I installed on my iLiad the developer package and also installed the full screen package. I don't think it has anything to do with the problem, but still..

Does anyone have a clue what is causing my problem? And how it can be solved?

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Old 02-08-2009, 02:13 PM   #2
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Peter, I cannot help you AT ALL, but am most interested, as one thing I am hoping to find (still deciding) is the ability to use multiple dictionaries for reading in other languages.

Hope someone can bail you (and myself, vicariously) out!!!
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Hey Gene,

A step in the good direction already. I tried some German demo dictionaries and they worked with "Alice im Wunderland" (Thanks Netseeker for putting the book online!).

I then tried the German Duden dictionary also from Mobipocket.com and it runs perfect! It's a big fat 30 mb dictionary but it's quite fast!

So the German and English ones are running but the French ones are still stubbornly refusing..

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Well, Peter, I suppose we can blame it on the French then; I hope to check out the Spanish one of these days.

I enjoy dictionary searches, etc., as much as the reading, so if they work, I will eventually have all available editions on the reader.

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hi Peter, sorry to hear you are having trouble. i can't help you much but just one clue, i know that mobipocket dictionaries must be formatted in a specific way to work, otherwise they are just seen as regular books. i am not sure the version you found here is correctly formatted as a dictionary. try this one : http://www.ebooksgratuits.com/details.php?book=1609 which i am relatively sure *is* formatted correctly, as a test.

if that still doesn't work, maybe try posting your question in the mobipocket forum. good luck ! i hope you solve the problem.
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Many thanks Zelda!
Your link did the trick!
It will be of good use with "Les 3 mousquetaires".
En garde!
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i'm very glad i was able to help. enjoy Les trois mousquetaires !
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