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New dictionaries for kobo (no limits)

Step by step to install new dictionaries in kobo readers. It serves for dictionaries of another languages and install additional dictionaries of languages installed.

Updated post to work with fw v.4.8.11073

Inspired by the contributions of Robik and Pipcat in https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...30#post3311930

You must search dictionaries in kobo format. See in https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...ght=dictionary or prepare with Penelope (https://github.com/pettarin/penelope).

1.- Patch the libnickel.so.1.0.0 file with the method Metazoa patchs (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=260100).
Edit the file libnickel.so.1.0.0.patch and adding the following patch (multi-firmware patch):

Spoiler:
<Patch>
patch_name = `Allow searches on Extra dictionaries`
patch_enable = `yes`
#
# To allow searches on Extra dictionaries change space character at end of "Extra: " to another char (ex: "Extra:_")
# The space char causes a non-desired "English - English" when searching on Extra dictionary from main menu.
#
#replace_bytes = BA9478, 20, 5F
#
find_base_address = `\0E\0x\0t\0r\0a\0:\0\x20`
replace_string = 000d, `\x20`, `_`
</Patch>


2.- We need a two chars code for each dictionary. If language doesn't exists on Kobo we can use its ISO-639-1 (Ex: Catalan => ca. Euskera => eu), otherwise we will assign a new fictitious code (Ex: English => e1, e2 . Spanish => s1)


3- Edit \.kobo\Kobo\Kobo eReader.conf and fill ExtraLocales=xx in [ApplicationPreferences] seccion with the two chars code of the dictionaries to install (separate with commas)

ExtraLocales=ca, e1, e2, s1, eu




4.- Copy dictionary files to \.kobo\dict

You have to name the files with the file structure of kobo dictionaries with the two chars code.

dicthtml-ca.zip, dicthtml-e1.zip, dicthtml-e2.zip, dicthtml-s1.zip, dicthtml-eu-es.zip



5- Open the SQLite database \.kobo\KoboReader.sqlite and insert rows on Dictionary table with adequate editor. I use the free SQLite Expert.

Select File> Open DataBase. Insert a row for each dictionary on Data seccion of Dictionary table. Select "+" and fill the form:

- Suffix: file name of the dictionary without dicthtml
- Name: write the name of the dictionary, which MUST INCLUDE NECESSARILY Extra: _XX, but after that part, YOU CAN ADD A SPACE AND THE NAME OF THE DICTIONARY TO IDENTIFY IT. That name will appear in the drop-down list of dictionaries when searching for the meaning of a word, although not in the meaning box, where it only appears as Extra_XX.
- Installed: Leave it selected
- Size: The size in bytes of the file of the dictionary. You can get on the properties of the file (right click)
- LastModified: write (null)
- IsSynced: Leave it selected

Save with "OK" and close the database with File>Close Database

Extra:_s1 Español (DRAE)
Extra:_e1 Inglés (WordNet)
Extra:_e2 Inglés - Español (Harrap's)
Extra:_ca Català
Extra:_eu Euskera-Español



6.- Safely disconnect the reader and restart.
You have the new dictionaries.
You can use on the book and from the menu dictionary of the home



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