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This review is from: French to English Dictionary (Collins Digital Dictionaries) (French Edition) (Kindle Edition)
Update of 28th February 2013 to my earlier review.
I had been using the Merriam-Webster interactive dictionary since January 2011, but have now been using this Collins dictionary since October 2012 on my Kindle keyboard, as it has many more words than the older M-W.
On the keyboard Kindle this Collins dictionary still has the problem of words preceded by an apostrophe not being found, but on the newer Kindle Paper White which my wife has just bought, this problem has been solved (presumably because the method of highlighting the required word is different). The presentation of the definitions is also greatly improved on the new Kindle over the Kindle keyboard, in that they now come up in a pop-up window.
Occasionally the dictionary finds the 'wrong' word, for example an adverb when one wanted the verb, or vice-versa, but in such cases the word one wanted is generally near to next door to the one found.
I see that some reviewers have complained about the number of words, but to me it probably has about as many words as one could expect from an interactive dictionary like this, bearing in mind that presumably there must be a trade off between size and search speed. For me it is a big improvement, and I would not be without it. I still need to refer occasionally (but not nearly so often as before) to my printed "Collins Robert" and less often to my "Petit Robert", but all in all I find this Collins interactive dictionary is very useful. For an intermediate french leaner with a rather small vocabulary like myself, it makes reading a french book on the Kindle very much quicker than reading a printed french book.
And it's amazing value at £3.99.