|12-02-2006, 07:15 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: Fire, Kindle1, Sony PRS-500 Reader, Rocket 1100 eBook
I'd like a dictionary
One of the neat features of the Rocket eBook was a free dictionary to download. Then you could highlight any word and click on "Lookup" and get the definition in a box.
I realize the Reader can't do that, but it would be nice if they would make a dictionary available, even if had to buy it. It would really be handy, but I don't quite know how you could use one. If, like the Rocket eBook they had a "Find" feature, then it would work.
I guess you could use the buttons to get close to the wanted word, then do the 10-pages-at-a-time forward or back, then page to the definition wanted.
How I miss that old eBook!
|12-02-2006, 11:08 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2006
A better option for a dictionary might be a "character tree" implementation of an index; the first page would let you choose the first letter of the word, the second page would let you choose the second letter, etc. It narrows down the number of options pretty quickly, especially if you only have the options for words that are in the dictionary.
If someone is interested in seeing what I mean, I'd be happy to take a shot at creating such a .pdf document (with the character-tree TOC) if you can point me to a free on-line dictionary to play with.
Might be too many joy-stick presses to get to the right letter, though....
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