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Old 03-15-2019, 07:13 PM   #16
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Did you try it with a book whose language identifier was set to Greek? It's only for such books that it'll appear as a dictionary.
It was more than that: it should have shown up in the Dictionaries ‘collection’ and it did not: it was just another ‘book’ listed with other books. So it did not have the correct formatting to be recognized as a lookup dictionary.

Actually you can pick any dictionary that’s downloaded to the Kindle, regardless of language identifier of the book (or dictionary for that matter). That was changed awhile back. It is the same with Kindle for iOS. The language identifier of the book just picks the default dictionary for that language (if such a dictionary has been downloaded).

For example if you encounter some French words (not in English dictionary) this lets you translate that to English (if you have French-English dictionary onboard). Of course for this case, you can also use Translate feature, but Greek is not one of the supported languages for that.

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Old 03-17-2019, 08:03 AM   #17
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It was more than that: it should have shown up in the Dictionaries ‘collection’ and it did not: it was just another ‘book’ listed with other books. So it did not have the correct formatting to be recognized as a lookup dictionary.

Actually you can pick any dictionary that’s downloaded to the Kindle, regardless of language identifier of the book (or dictionary for that matter). That was changed awhile back. It is the same with Kindle for iOS. The language identifier of the book just picks the default dictionary for that language (if such a dictionary has been downloaded).

For example if you encounter some French words (not in English dictionary) this lets you translate that to English (if you have French-English dictionary onboard). Of course for this case, you can also use Translate feature, but Greek is not one of the supported languages for that.
I wonder if Amazon are silently converting it to a different format (e.g. KFX). You could try downloading it 'for transfer via USB' for your Kindle, copy the file that gives you on to your Kindle, and see if that fixes things.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:39 AM   #18
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It was more than that: it should have shown up in the Dictionaries ‘collection’ and it did not: it was just another ‘book’ listed with other books. So it did not have the correct formatting to be recognized as a lookup dictionary.
I tried that dictionary borrowed using KU on my Oasis running the latest firmware. Although the dictionary is not automatically added to the dictionaries collection, it does function as a dictionary on my device. It can be selected under the name "moderngreek". I tested it on a free sample of a book in Greek.
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I'm sure that will be of interest to the OP - thanks for testing it!
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