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Old 12-12-2014, 04:34 PM   #61
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Remember, for Kobo format you also need Mariissa installed.

Also no need to install python if you have calibre installed. From the command line just use calibre-debug.
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You can also use calibre-debug.exe to run standalone scripts. To do that use it like this:

calibre-debug.exe myscript.py -- --option1 --option2 file1 file2 ...

Everything after the -- is passed to the script.

Whenever you pass arguments to calibre-debug.exe that have spaces in them, enclose the arguments in quotation marks. For example "C:\some path with spaces"
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calibre-debug penelope.py -- -p fr-tr -f fr -t tr --output-kobo
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:31 AM   #62
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Remember, for Kobo format you also need Mariissa installed.

Also no need to install python if you have calibre installed. From the command line just use calibre-debug.

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calibre-debug penelope.py -- -p fr-tr -f fr -t tr --output-kobo
calibre and marisa is installed with phyton. Thanks PeterT, I will try this as soon as possible.
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:59 PM   #63
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Remember, for Kobo format you also need Mariissa installed.

Also no need to install python if you have calibre installed. From the command line just use calibre-debug.

ie
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calibre-debug penelope.py -- -p fr-tr -f fr -t tr --output-kobo
Thanks a lot again PeterT Result is ok with some errors.
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How could I convert dicts another folder?

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Old 12-14-2014, 12:44 AM   #64
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You DID update the penelope.py script with the location of marissa? See lines 43 to 56 in the script:
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### Path to working MARISA executables ###
#
# Please modify according to your OS and installation path.
# Remember that each of the following variables
# points directly to the respective executable,
# not to the directory containing it.
#
# Examples:
# MARISA_BUILD_PATH="/home/alberto/.bin/marisa-0.2.0/tools/marisa-build"
# MARISA_BUILD_PATH="C:\kobo\marisa\marisa-build.exe"
#
MARISA_BUILD_PATH="/home/alberto/.bin/marisa-0.2.0/tools/marisa-build"
MARISA_REVERSE_LOOKUP_PATH="/home/alberto/.bin/marisa-0.2.0/tools/marisa-reverse-lookup"
### Path to working MARISA executables ###
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You DID update the penelope.py script with the location of marissa? See lines 43 to 56 in the script:
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### Path to working MARISA executables ###
#
# Please modify according to your OS and installation path.
# Remember that each of the following variables
# points directly to the respective executable,
# not to the directory containing it.
#
# Examples:
# MARISA_BUILD_PATH="/home/alberto/.bin/marisa-0.2.0/tools/marisa-build"
# MARISA_BUILD_PATH="C:\kobo\marisa\marisa-build.exe"
#
MARISA_BUILD_PATH="/home/alberto/.bin/marisa-0.2.0/tools/marisa-build"
MARISA_REVERSE_LOOKUP_PATH="/home/alberto/.bin/marisa-0.2.0/tools/marisa-reverse-lookup"
### Path to working MARISA executables ###
It is done

Thanks, it was my fault that you showed me PeterT. I have been edited penelope.py but I have missed it to re-edit for new destination. Thanks a lot again.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:45 AM   #66
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Hello folks. I tried with the penelope and the instruction according to this site: http://sweetpepperspray.blogspot.com...s-to-kobo.html. After hours and hours of tries I still am unable to convert those dict to kobo with crashes coming up and sth like *.ifo file not found or wrong format. Can anyone explain to me the procedure for converting a monolingual dict and the cmd input to it? I would be even better if someone posted a monolingual dict like 'Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English' or 'Collins'. Please help a noob in need here...
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:38 PM   #67
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@rmreader : thank you for converting the English <-> Arabic and the Italian <-> German dictionaries. I added them to the first post. Apologies for the delay, I have seen your post only now.
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:41 PM   #68
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Dear all, you are all welcome for Penelope.

I just want to emphasize that I would like to keep this thread for listing custom dictionaries only, so that I can update the first post more efficiently.

Hence, I encourage everyone to post enquiries for new dictionaries or solving problems related to Kobo dictionaries in a separate thread, thank you.
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:48 PM   #69
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Does anyone know how easy it is to convert a Kindle format dictionary?
Quite complex in general, and I gave up supporting the conversion of (DRM-free) Kindle dictionaries in Penelope, due to complexity and my lack of time.

The good news is that if you want to convert a "simple" Kindle dictionary (i.e., you are able to "easily" convert it into a CSV-like file), you can use Penelope from there. It really boils down to the complexity of your input Kindle dictionary, how much structured information you want to retain, and the time you might want to allocate on the task.
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:44 AM   #70
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Help with conversion

I having some trouble converting dictionaries with a MacBook.
Can someone convert a Russian-English dictionary? I found these two websites with free dictionaries:
http://wiktionary-export.nataraj.su/en/
http://abloz.com/huzheng/stardict-dic/lingvo/


Thanks in advance.

P.S. Thank you Alberto for creating such an useful tool.
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:45 AM   #71
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Hi DeuxExMachina,

I've converted the one found in the first link. Please report back if it is ok. Then Alberto can add it to the list.

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Old 01-12-2015, 05:15 PM   #72
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Thank you very much rmreader.

The dictionary works like a charm.
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:24 AM   #73
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:58 AM   #74
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English-latin and back

Hi Alberto,

I converted dictionaries english-latin and back. To use them in Holland you have to change latin to italian for some reason. It's completely unclear what language codes are accepted by the Kobo Glo and beyond me why they do not allow all language codes.

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Added, thanks.

As far as I understand, Kobo devices will load dictionaries only if the language (monolingual) or language-language (bilingual) correspond to one of the official language/language-language. In your case, you had to fake e.g. "English-Latin" as "English-Italian" because only the latter is officially available from Kobo.

About why Kobo does not support custom dictionaries: I have no decisive clues, as I do not work for them, however I guess it is just a matter of business opportunity: they decided that implementing the feature will not bring in enough cash to cover the associated costs (developing the code, integrating it, documentation and support), and they simply have not done it.

From time to time I bug them on Twitter, linking to the first post of this thread and asking at least for official documentation of the dictionary format, and I have never heard back. E.g.: https://twitter.com/acutebit/status/555299571832979456
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