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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No pdf files, 23 Mar. 2012
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This review is from: Collins Concise Spanish-English Dictionary (Kindle Edition)
I just want to warn others that my Kindle (version 4) fails to display the dictionary when I want to read files that I converted from pdf into kindle format. When I place the cursor over a word, it just displays 'no dictionalry found'. It is a disapointment as I have many pdf spanish books. The same thing happens with the Spanish-Spanish dictionary that can be downloaded from 'Archived items' in the kindle.
The Collins dictionary itself is very extensive, with a wide range of idiomatic expressions and acronyms. I feel it is the perfect e-dictionary for those willing to learn Spanish.
And the combination of the kindle plus a dictionary is wonderful. Reading Spanish books has become a real pleasure as it is so much faster to look up for unknown words.
Overall this product is fantastic value for money.
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Initial post: 25 Mar 2012 18:19:37 BDT
Thank you for your comments, Nic.

Using a Kindle dictionary with an ebook hinges entirely on the ebook's language being correctly defined (as Spanish, in your case). Often, the tools people use to convert their own documents produce "English" foreign-language ebooks, which unfortunately prevents them from taking advantage of the dictionary lookup.

If you're willing to do a bit of non-user-friendly technical experimentation with the PDF->Kindle process, it might be possible get it to work. If you are interested, please contact us at "info AT intangiblepress.com" and we'll see if we can help you figure it out. Please describe how you're currently converting your PDFs in the email.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 01:16:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Dec 2013 01:18:40 GMT
If you convert your PDF files to .TXT files your Spanish dictionary will work OK.

Posted on 22 Jun 2014 19:56:29 BDT
Not sure if I'm allowed to mention software but if you use a converter like mobipocket creator to convert your pdf into a Kindle format then, on one of the pages (usually the metadata page) where it says Select Language, choose Spanish. Your dictionary should then pick up the words. Some PDF's won't convert properly but if you can select and paste the content into Word, you will then have to format it manually but will then be able to choose your Language.
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