Press the HOME key. At the Home screen, select Menu, then Settings. At the Settings screen, the next step will depend on your device:. In the Dictionaries list, you can select a default dictionary for each language for which you have a dictionary or dictionaries. For example, if you have dictionaries for English, Spanish and German, you will see corresponding categories with the current default dictionary listed for each available language.
If you only have one dictionary for a particular language, there is nothing to do.
The dictionary displayed is pre-selected as the default for the corresponding language. To change the current selection on Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite, or Kindle Touch, tap on it; to change it on a non-touch screen Kindle, select it with the navigation key, then press OK. A list of available dictionaries for the corresponding language will be displayed. Select the dictionary you want to use as the default from the list, then select OK.
Now you've set your default dictionary for the corresponding language. In the Dictionaries list, you can select a default dictionary for lookup. Highlight the dictionary you want to use, and then press OK. Note: The dictionary you select will only look up words for eBooks tagged in the same language.
For example, if you highlight a word in an eBook tagged as German, you will only be able to use a dictionary that is tagged as German. See the description of your specific eBook s to verify this information.
In 4th generation and later Kindles, Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Touch, if you only have one dictionary for a particular language, there is nothing for you to do. It is the way the Kindle eBook reader is designed. Amazon only allows publishers to define a single direction for word lookup in an eBook, which means a single-volume print bilingual dictionary must be offered as two separate eBooks in the Kindle Store.
For example, if a print bilingual dictionary contains both German-English and English-German sections, we make it available as two eBooks for Kindle: a German-English dictionary for lookup of German words and an English-German dictionary for lookup of English words. There may be a few reasons for this behavior.
First, check that you are trying to look up words in the supported language. The dictionary you select will only look up words with eBooks tagged in the same language. For example, if you highlight a word in an eBook tagged as Spanish, you will only be able to use a dictionary that is tagged as Spanish, such as a Spanish-English dictionary.
Conversely, if have an English-Spanish dictionary, you can only use it to look up words in an English eBook. If you still have a problem, it may be that the language of your eBook German, Spanish, etc. The publisher sets this language attribute. If this is the case, your Kindle will treat your eBook as being written in English and attempt to look up words German, Spanish, etc.
However, we are aware that some Amazon eBooks and eBook samples do not have their language encoded correctly.
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Please contact Amazon Customer Service if you are unsure about the language of your eBook s. If you are unable to look up words in an eBook with one of our dictionaries, you can try looking up words in an eBook we have verified as correctly encoded. If you are able to look up words successfully in the appropriate eBook below, it means the dictionary is working correctly on your Kindle, and the language of your eBook is probably incorrectly encoded.
For German dictionaries : Here is a free edition of a correctly encoded German eBook if you'd like to rule out the dictionary as the source of the problem. For Spanish dictionaries : Here is a free edition of a correctly encoded Spanish eBook if you'd like to rule out the dictionary as the source of the problem. In some Kindle models where the default dictionary feature is supported, this feature may not work as intended with earlier versions of the Kindle software.
We recommend that you update to the current version of the Kindle software for your model.
Please go to the Kindle Software Updates page and follow the instructions to update to the latest version. If you are still having a problem, please email us at techsupport intangiblepress. We'll do our best to help diagnose the cause of the problem.
Words that are not in the dictionary will not be found. Just like when you buy a print dictionary, the words contained in the dictionary correspond to the size of the volume. For example, it is easy to see the difference when comparing the print versions of a standard and an Unabridged dictionary; the Unabridged is significantly larger. The Collins dictionaries we offer are among the largest in the Collins line. Additionally, certain word types like proper names, technical jargon, or words that are short-lived like invented words or slang probably won't be there. Certain Kindles have a built-in list of words considered too common to look up.
There is also a specific list for each language. In English, words like "the", "that", " are ", "has", "a", and "an" are on the list. Of course, if the word is in your dictionary, it is always possible to go into the dictionary and look up the word directly.
This may be inconvenient, but it is the best solution we can offer for this problem until the behavior is standardized across the Kindle product line. The Kindle behavior of blocking lookup of common words while reading may make sense for a native speaker, but not necessarily for a language learner. We recommend that you contact Amazon Customer Service to request that this functionality be supported consistently across the Kindle product line. NOTE: If you find a problem with a particular word that you do not think would be too common to search for or is actually in the dictionary you purchased, please let us know.
There may be another issue making this happen. Please email us at techsupport intangiblepress. For the 2 nd and 3 rd generation devices, it is the way the Kindle eBook reader is designed. Individual publishers are unable to change this. Several third-party tools exist for the Sony Reader. Users can also use the free software library and utility called Calibre to communicate with the Reader and manage their digital library. Calibre can convert many ebook formats as well as collate multiple HTML pages into a single ebook file with an automatically generated table of contents.
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Calibre can also manage RSS subscriptions, including scheduled pushes of newsfeeds to the reader. Specialized on notes, annotations, bookmarks and other input by the user, noteworks allows for listing, exporting and other handling of this data, extracted from the device. The software is officially available for Windows and Mac OS.
It can be run on Linux using Wine. After activating the reader on an officially supported platform, DRM-locked media can be downloaded and transferred to the reader on Linux as well. Runs as an independent application. Currently in beta state. In December , Sony disclosed that it had sold , units of its Reader Digital Book globally since the device launched in October From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mobile mag.
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