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Old 10-13-2018, 03:16 AM   #1
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Exclamation How install dictionary on Boyue likebook ?

Default dictionary is empty and it seems need database , But i dunno what folder i have to move data and in what format
plz guide me , Thanks
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:25 AM   #2
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If it is a Likebook Note we are talking about, then there is no way to get rid and/or replace the built in English/Chinese dictionary. I had to resort installing Goldendict in order to use other dictionaries. Unfortunately, while Goldendict is much more versatile and useful as a standalone dictionary application, it doesn't integrate well with other applications. I use Librera as my main reading software as the built in one is a bit limited.

Boyue promised in a private conversation to fix the dictionary integration at the end of the month. That's what they told me in August. Now we are in mid October and nothing happened until i checked last yesterday.

I'd wish Boyue just put the source code of their software on github so we could fix such limitations ourselves.
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:11 PM   #3
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Default dictionary is empty and it seems need database , But i dunno what folder i have to move data and in what format
plz guide me , Thanks
I have a different Boyue model and I struggled with the same issue. Perhaps this thread will be helpful. https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...01#post3668301 The solution I found has worked for other eReaders.

Good luck!
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Ha. This isn’t your fault. It’s Boyue’s. Great hardware but their software is awful. I’m assuming you have a Likebook Plus running the original firmware or one of its supported updates (not the beta version 2). These instructions will allow you to use the included eReader and included dictionary app together.

1. Download a Stardict compatible dictionary from anywhere.

I used the Webster’s from here: http://download.huzheng.org/dict.org/ My Likebook Plus saved the file under /Download (technically /Sdcard/Download depending on which file manager you use). Why there is also a /Downloads directory, I don’t know.

2. Unpack the dictionary file.

More than likely, the dictionary download is in a compressed format. In my case, it’s in the tarball format. You’ll need a program to do this. On my Likebook, I just used: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rlab.rar&hl=en. Point it to your file you just downloaded and run it. I just let it extract right in the same directory.

3. Move the dictionary files to /Dict (/Sdcard/Dict). Create the directory if you haven’t already.

In my case, they were comprised of the following:
dictd_www.dict.org_gcide.dict.dz
dictd_www.dict.org_gcide.idx
dictd_www.dict.org_gcide.oft
dictd_www.dict.org_gcide.ifo

Don’t ask me what all these files do or if they really are all needed. I just know it works.

4. Add the dictionary to the dictionary app.

Launch the Dictionary app. Select the gear icon in the upper left corner. Under “Dictionary Results”, you see your dictionary. Make sure it’s selected and hit “Save” in the lower left corner.

Should should now be able to type in a work in the search box and get a definition. Also, highlighting a word in the included eReader and invoking the dictionary will also work. (The eReader dictionary does not work in version 2 of the firmware for some reason).

If this doesn’t work, that means something’s off with the app’s cached settings. Clear the cache and re-add the dictionary. You do that by going to Android Settings, Apps, All, Dictionary and select “Clear Data” and “Clear Cache”.

* I just noticed you have the T80 model. I have the T80S. You might have an updated firmware. In which case, you’re out of luck until they update the firmware. Dictionary will still work on its own but the included eReader is locked into English to Chinese as noted in a previous post. If that’s the case, there are several 3rd party eReader apps and dictionaries that work well. We can recommend some if needed.

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Old 10-26-2018, 05:58 AM   #5
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Ha. This isn’t your fault. It’s Boyue’s. Great hardware but their software is awful. I’m assuming you have a Likebook Plus running the original firmware or one of its supported updates (not the beta version 2). These instructions will allow you to use the included eReader and included dictionary app together.

1. Download a Stardict compatible dictionary from anywhere.

I used the Webster’s from here: http://download.huzheng.org/dict.org/ My Likebook Plus saved the file under /Download (technically /Sdcard/Download depending on which file manager you use). Why there is also a /Downloads directory, I don’t know.

2. Unpack the dictionary file.

More than likely, the dictionary download is in a compressed format. In my case, it’s in the tarball format. You’ll need a program to do this. On my Likebook, I just used: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rlab.rar&hl=en. Point it to your file you just downloaded and run it. I just let it extract right in the same directory.

3. Move the dictionary files to /Dict (/Sdcard/Dict). Create the directory if you haven’t already.

In my case, they were comprised of the following:
dictd_www.dict.org_gcide.dict.dz
dictd_www.dict.org_gcide.idx
dictd_www.dict.org_gcide.oft
dictd_www.dict.org_gcide.ifo

Don’t ask me what all these files do or if they really are all needed. I just know it works.

4. Add the dictionary to the dictionary app.

Launch the Dictionary app. Select the gear icon in the upper left corner. Under “Dictionary Results”, you see your dictionary. Make sure it’s selected and hit “Save” in the lower left corner.

Should should now be able to type in a work in the search box and get a definition. Also, highlighting a word in the included eReader and invoking the dictionary will also work. (The eReader dictionary does not work in version 2 of the firmware for some reason).

If this doesn’t work, that means something’s off with the app’s cached settings. Clear the cache and re-add the dictionary. You do that by going to Android Settings, Apps, All, Dictionary and select “Clear Data” and “Clear Cache”.

* I just noticed you have the T80 model. I have the T80S. You might have an updated firmware. In which case, you’re out of luck until they update the firmware. Dictionary will still work on its own but the included eReader is locked into English to Chinese as noted in a previous post. If that’s the case, there are several 3rd party eReader apps and dictionaries that work well. We can recommend some if needed.
I think you also need to reboot the device afterwards.
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Old 03-30-2019, 11:46 AM   #6
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Hello:

I've installed a Webster's International Unabridged English dictionary and the RAE Spanish dictionary, both on freedict format and working fine.

However, I am still missing a good English to Spanish (freedict) dictionary; I do have one installed, but it's rather poor: it just gives one word translations... and sometimes it just plain doesn't know the answer.

Is there any English to Spanish (freedict) dictionary that you would recommend and where to download it?

[EDITED] Following a link on this thread, I've found an excellent Babylon English to Spanish freedict dictionary.

Gratefully yours,

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Old 11-18-2019, 07:47 AM   #7
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...I had to resort installing Goldendict in order to use other dictionaries. Unfortunately, while Goldendict is much more versatile and useful as a standalone dictionary application, it doesn't integrate well with other applications.
It integrates very well with Cool Reader 3.
You can select a single word or a phrase of several words in CR.
I am using CR + GoldenDict combination in all my android readers for years (from Sony PRS-T1/T2 to Onyx Boox Note/Note 2, Boyue LikeBook Mimas/Alita), with about 10 GB of dictionaries in use.
The combination could not be better, because CR is my favorite reader and I would not use any other anyway.
GoldenDict supports many dictionary formats and works well and fast with many dictionaries simultaneously. Unfortunately, it could support e-ink devices better (or at all).
Also it does not support hardware buttons. They could be useful for moving through pages of results in multiple dictionaries. Because even on the newest e-ink devices I prefer virtual up/down buttons (it has them) for jumping by page to scrolling.
But if anybody could point me to a better android dictionary, please do.

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Old 05-30-2020, 05:15 AM   #8
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Sadly I must a complete duffer with these devices. No way could I get anywhere with GoldenDict and StarDict instructions. After zero success and a good deal of time expended I went a different route. There are some excellent dictionaries free to download in the Google Play store. I have Librera as my preferred reading app and it is working very well with the French dictionaries I downloaded. It took very little time too.
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Sadly I must a complete duffer with these devices. No way could I get anywhere with GoldenDict and StarDict instructions. After zero success and a good deal of time expended I went a different route. There are some excellent dictionaries free to download in the Google Play store. I have Librera as my preferred reading app and it is working very well with the French dictionaries I downloaded. It took very little time too.
Not that good at this stuff myself, nevertheless the instructions on this thread are good, with a bit of scratching around was able to install both the Webster 1913 and Oxford dictionary a couple of years ago on my t80 and my mars t80d and my wife's t61d. As I remember it, I did most of the stuff on a PC and just attached to the readers when necessary. Give it another go, make sure your reader has the latest software as the dictionaries don't work with every operating system, ie the inkbook 8 version.

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Old 06-15-2020, 03:37 PM   #10
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Thanks for the encouragement but I’m not able to see the point. The Alita has now had quite a few updates which don't seem to make much difference to usability. I do have dictionaries working but it is easier to install dictionaries available in the app store. The more I read on the forum the less I rate the Likebooks. I can’t get excited about installing extra fonts, reading comics in B/W or surfing with an unimpressive browser. We were well ripped off with these devices.
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The more I read on the forum the less I rate the Likebooks. I can’t get excited about installing extra fonts, reading comics in B/W or surfing with an unimpressive browser. We were well ripped off with these devices.
But there is nothing better than eInk if you want to computer in the garden, outdoors, in the sun.
Colored screens can be used in the dark - they are unusable in the light.
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Maybe, but most people wouldn't want to. Ever looked at an ebook on a PC screen with the colour reversed - white print on a black background? Not something I'd want to do either but it would save eye strain. The versatile e-reader tablet we thought we were buying is nowhere near ready yet. As portable easy to use e-readers go Kobo and Kindle have no serious competition yet.
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Maybe, but most people wouldn't want to. Ever looked at an ebook on a PC screen with the colour reversed - white print on a black background?
Even so, they cannot read in the sun, but with my Likebook Alita I have a computer that I can use outdoors, away from the electricity and in the sun for office applications, construction drawings, for map applications, for internet surfing, for e-mails - in connection with my smartphone.
I have a forest and a large garden, why should I be in the dark when the sun is shining outdoors and I can also work there.
I can also use my computer in the house when it is snowing or raining outside.
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Not something I'd want to do either but it would save eye strain. The versatile e-reader tablet we thought we were buying is nowhere near ready yet.
Have you already thought that you cannot handle it and are therefore not satisfied with it?
I even use Boox 6 inch devices as glare-free navis in my cars.
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As portable easy to use e-readers go Kobo and Kindle have no serious competition yet.
Of course, if you are content with the stupid built-in software and make no major demands.
Even if you want to read two columns in landscape format, the very modest hardware equipment no longer works.
The technology of these devices is 15 years old and I am not willing to pay that much money for such scrap.

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Of course, if you are content with the stupid built-in software and make no major demands.
Even if you want to read two columns in landscape format, the very modest hardware equipment no longer works.
The technology of these devices is 15 years old and I am not willing to pay that much money for such scrap.
There's no need to be upset, dear Ottis. Don't like Kobos? Don't use them. But your angry makes you say crazy things. 15 years old tech?. Hardware not capable of 2column landscape?
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But your angry makes you say crazy things. 15 years old tech?. Hardware not capable of 2column landscape?
You are joking?
My HTC Desire from 2010 has more modern hardware than the Kobo and Kindle devices.
Oh sorry, the technology of the display is newer.

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