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Old 09-14-2009, 09:03 AM   #1
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Question easy dictionary access?

Is there a way to go straight to the dictionary feature of the prs-600 without having to double tap a word in a book? For example, opening the dictionary directly from the home screen or something? It would be nice to just use the dictionary sometimes.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:13 AM   #2
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That is exactly what I expected with PRS-600, but I don't think the device provides the feature.

To access the dictionary, we need to double-click on a word in a book. Sometimes, however, we need to access it directly without opening a book. I think the English Dictionary of Oxford is very useful and it would be fantastic if we can use PRS-600 as an electronic dictionary.

Furthermore, I hope the dictionary be more flexible. For instance, if a word is not in the dictionary list, we get a message, No Definition Found, with which nothing can be done except closing the message. If some adjacent words list is provided, we can select a similar word that we want more conveniently.

Another possible improvement would be more flexible accessibility in the dictionary. If you want to find a definition of a word in the dictionary, for instance, you need to open the keyboard, erase the current word, and type in the word you want. I think this is redundant and should be improved. One possible solution would be to allow the access to the word by double-clicking in the dictionary.

I think these are some of the major reasons for which we want a touch screen ebook reader.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:46 AM   #3
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There is Webster, Noah: Webster's Dictionary 1913 (updated .EPUB), v2.1, 17 July 2009. If a word is in Websters, then you can also get the Oxford definition by double tapping. It might be possible to produce a similar publication from a word list with no definitions, just for finding words to double tap.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:22 AM   #4
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Is anyone having problems accessing the dictionary lookup feature? When I double tap on a word, most of the time I get the little minus sign in the bottom right hand corner indicating it is an illegal command or whatever. Is it because that particular word is not listed? Than may not be the case either, because sometimes when I tap on a word it will tell me if it is not listed. Thanks for the help.
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Probably the Reader is not detecting your double tap. Either you're doing it too slow (or too fast) or the taps are too far from each other.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:05 PM   #6
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There is Webster, Noah: Webster's Dictionary 1913 (updated .EPUB), v2.1, 17 July 2009. If a word is in Websters, then you can also get the Oxford definition by double tapping. It might be possible to produce a similar publication from a word list with no definitions, just for finding words to double tap.
i guess that's a work-around. Is there any place to give feedback or feature requests to sony?
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:28 PM   #7
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Probably I am too accustomed to other ebook readers' dictionaries. The dictionary support of iRex DR1000 is very useful. The dictionary of eReader of iPod is also very interactive. I don't see any reason that Sony is unable to do so. It is just a matter of a little change, I guess.
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