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Old 12-07-2016, 07:30 AM   #1
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Possibility to add dictionaries to InkPad 2 ?

Is there a way to install additional dictionaries to Pocketbook Inkpad 2?
I've purchased OxfordDictionary but it isn't visible in pbsync app on Inkpad2. Pocketbook Inkpad is listed on supported devices and I've guessed it'll also be true for Inkpad 2.

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Old 12-08-2016, 12:36 AM   #2
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You could try downloading the .pbi file and copying it to the device yourself. That worked for me on the original Inkpad device.
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Old 12-08-2016, 12:02 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I've already tried it without any success. I've put the .pbi file in root of the device, in Downloads folder and in the system folder, but nothing happens.
If the case is that this particular dictionary is not compatible with Inkpad 2, is there some other dictionaries that can be installed on the device? Or I can use only what is pre-installed ?
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Old 12-08-2016, 01:17 PM   #4
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You can add dictionaries, but they have to be in a format that is compatible for the device. The format is specific to PocketBook, and is produced using a program they provide. The program accepts a dictionary in some more standard format as input and converts it to the proprietary format. There are many old threads in this forum describing the process, so I won't go into it here.

I think it makes more sense for you to try to figure out why the dictionary you bought won't load. The PBI file you bought is locked to a particular device by the serial number given during the purchase. It's probably worth checking that you gave the correct serial number.

As a test of the system, you can download TTS voices for free from the PocketBook website. They are in PBI format, and installation works in a similar way. You could try installing one of those to see if the system works with PBI files at all.

Also, what do you mean by "can I use what is pre-installed"? Do the dictionaries not appear in the system reading applications or the Dictionary application? Or are you talking about a third-party reading application like coolreader or koreader?

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Old 12-09-2016, 04:27 AM   #5
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Thank you again for the help. I've finally managed to get it working. I've been following this guide and waited for "it will automatically appear in the list of Recent Events". Finally it came to my "micro" mind to browse folders in the library and it was there. Installation passed without issues and it's working.
But still I wonder why it is not visible in pbsync app? There is one thing that bothers me and maybe it has smth. to do with the issue. There is an activation code from Bookland that is supposed to be entered on the device. But on the Inkpad I've just entered email and password and that's all it never asked for activation code?
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