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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by rejetto, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. rejetto

    rejetto New Member
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    Hello, I'm searching for an ebook reader app that has an integrated (or anyway a very handy) dictionary or translation feature.
    I'm tired of switching app and type the word when i should just hold on a word to directly access its meaning.
    I searched long and tried few, but couldn't find anything like this.
    Any help appreciated!
     

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  2. Harry2

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    I search an eBook reader with direct linking to a dictionary, too.
    But I think there isn't anything like this avaiable for Android.

    Maybe the new Sony eBook reader for Android can do this. Coming soon :)

    Harry
     
  3. jackmetal

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    That is something that I'm looking for also. I'm trying to make the switch from my dedicated ebook reader to an android tablet, but the one thing I just can NOT give up is the integrated dictionary with my reader! It's nice to be able to just tap a word and get the definition, etc...
     
  4. Rambler358

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    Both Kindle and Nook eReaders for Android offer this feature.
     
  5. Harry2

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    The stock eBook reader of the Desire HD can do it, too :)

    I can mark the word and the reader translates with the Google dictionary.
    Using my own dictionary would be far better, but it's ok for me.

    The reader imports and reads .epub books from Kobo.
    But I can import my own .epub books :)
    For this I had to create folder "Digital Editions" on root of SD card and had to copy my book in it.
    The books then appear on the bookshelf.

    Harry
     
  6. rejetto

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    I forgot to share with you my results.

    I got it working perfectly with moon reader + colordict. On MR i just long-tap a word and it opens colordict, where i installed "babylon english-italian" dictionary. It's an offline solution.
     
  7. Chaowen

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    Try Zo Reader from Android Market, it comes with an offline Collins dictionary.
     
  8. I've tried all the popular ereaders and Amazon is the best all around, including dictionary. I've been using Aldiko lately and they've made a change to the app that the dictionary now goes to a Google search instead. 2 places I often read are in places with no reception, and it takes longer than the in-app dictionary from before.
     
  9. JustinCucumber

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    Guys check Touch Translator from G Play. It is free dictionary integration tool for different readers: cool reader, moon reader, adobe reader and others. I am using it with with adobe reader for pdf and feel lucky. Hope it will help you too.
     
  10. Monkihunta

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    hi,

    I'm trying to find an integrated bilingual dictionary as well. iOS has this great feature as standard, but I can't seem to replicate it on android yet.

    I need a dictionary which translates primarily Japanese to English, ideally one that works across all apps, especially adobe reader. I've tried using touch translator with limited success so if annoying has specific advice on this language pair, or another solution I'd be very pleased to hear it.

    But why can't they just build it in as standard like apple do? Damn...
     

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