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How install dictionary on Boyue likebook ?
#1  flyx 10-13-2018, 04:16 AM
Default dictionary is empty and it seems need database , But i dunno what folder i have to move data and in what format
plz guide me , Thanks
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#2  orebmur 10-13-2018, 11:25 AM
If it is a Likebook Note we are talking about, then there is no way to get rid and/or replace the built in English/Chinese dictionary. I had to resort installing Goldendict in order to use other dictionaries. Unfortunately, while Goldendict is much more versatile and useful as a standalone dictionary application, it doesn't integrate well with other applications. I use Librera as my main reading software as the built in one is a bit limited.

Boyue promised in a private conversation to fix the dictionary integration at the end of the month. That's what they told me in August. Now we are in mid October and nothing happened until i checked last yesterday.

I'd wish Boyue just put the source code of their software on github so we could fix such limitations ourselves.
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#3  blue_skies 10-17-2018, 08:11 PM
Quote flyx
Default dictionary is empty and it seems need database , But i dunno what folder i have to move data and in what format
plz guide me , Thanks
I have a different Boyue model and I struggled with the same issue. Perhaps this thread will be helpful. https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...01#post3668301 The solution I found has worked for other eReaders.

Good luck!
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#4  aduffbrew 10-26-2018, 02:47 AM
Ha. This isn’t your fault. It’s Boyue’s. Great hardware but their software is awful. I’m assuming you have a Likebook Plus running the original firmware or one of its supported updates (not the beta version 2). These instructions will allow you to use the included eReader and included dictionary app together.

1. Download a Stardict compatible dictionary from anywhere.

I used the Webster’s from here: http://download.huzheng.org/dict.org/ My Likebook Plus saved the file under /Download (technically /Sdcard/Download depending on which file manager you use). Why there is also a /Downloads directory, I don’t know.

2. Unpack the dictionary file.

More than likely, the dictionary download is in a compressed format. In my case, it’s in the tarball format. You’ll need a program to do this. On my Likebook, I just used: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rarlab.rar&hl=en. Point it to your file you just downloaded and run it. I just let it extract right in the same directory.

3. Move the dictionary files to /Dict (/Sdcard/Dict). Create the directory if you haven’t already.

In my case, they were comprised of the following:
dictd_www.dict.org_gcide.dict.dz
dictd_www.dict.org_gcide.idx
dictd_www.dict.org_gcide.oft
dictd_www.dict.org_gcide.ifo

Don’t ask me what all these files do or if they really are all needed. I just know it works.

4. Add the dictionary to the dictionary app.

Launch the Dictionary app. Select the gear icon in the upper left corner. Under “Dictionary Results”, you see your dictionary. Make sure it’s selected and hit “Save” in the lower left corner.

Should should now be able to type in a work in the search box and get a definition. Also, highlighting a word in the included eReader and invoking the dictionary will also work. (The eReader dictionary does not work in version 2 of the firmware for some reason).

If this doesn’t work, that means something’s off with the app’s cached settings. Clear the cache and re-add the dictionary. You do that by going to Android Settings, Apps, All, Dictionary and select “Clear Data” and “Clear Cache”.

* I just noticed you have the T80 model. I have the T80S. You might have an updated firmware. In which case, you’re out of luck until they update the firmware. Dictionary will still work on its own but the included eReader is locked into English to Chinese as noted in a previous post. If that’s the case, there are several 3rd party eReader apps and dictionaries that work well. We can recommend some if needed.
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#5  JS_F 10-26-2018, 06:58 AM
Quote aduffbrew
Ha. This isn’t your fault. It’s Boyue’s. Great hardware but their software is awful. I’m assuming you have a Likebook Plus running the original firmware or one of its supported updates (not the beta version 2). These instructions will allow you to use the included eReader and included dictionary app together.

1. Download a Stardict compatible dictionary from anywhere.

I used the Webster’s from here: http://download.huzheng.org/dict.org/ My Likebook Plus saved the file under /Download (technically /Sdcard/Download depending on which file manager you use). Why there is also a /Downloads directory, I don’t know.

2. Unpack the dictionary file.

More than likely, the dictionary download is in a compressed format. In my case, it’s in the tarball format. You’ll need a program to do this. On my Likebook, I just used: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rarlab.rar&hl=en. Point it to your file you just downloaded and run it. I just let it extract right in the same directory.

3. Move the dictionary files to /Dict (/Sdcard/Dict). Create the directory if you haven’t already.

In my case, they were comprised of the following:
dictd_www.dict.org_gcide.dict.dz
dictd_www.dict.org_gcide.idx
dictd_www.dict.org_gcide.oft
dictd_www.dict.org_gcide.ifo

Don’t ask me what all these files do or if they really are all needed. I just know it works.

4. Add the dictionary to the dictionary app.

Launch the Dictionary app. Select the gear icon in the upper left corner. Under “Dictionary Results”, you see your dictionary. Make sure it’s selected and hit “Save” in the lower left corner.

Should should now be able to type in a work in the search box and get a definition. Also, highlighting a word in the included eReader and invoking the dictionary will also work. (The eReader dictionary does not work in version 2 of the firmware for some reason).

If this doesn’t work, that means something’s off with the app’s cached settings. Clear the cache and re-add the dictionary. You do that by going to Android Settings, Apps, All, Dictionary and select “Clear Data” and “Clear Cache”.

* I just noticed you have the T80 model. I have the T80S. You might have an updated firmware. In which case, you’re out of luck until they update the firmware. Dictionary will still work on its own but the included eReader is locked into English to Chinese as noted in a previous post. If that’s the case, there are several 3rd party eReader apps and dictionaries that work well. We can recommend some if needed.
I think you also need to reboot the device afterwards.
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#6  Incanus 03-30-2019, 12:46 PM
Hello:

I've installed a Webster's International Unabridged English dictionary and the RAE Spanish dictionary, both on freedict format and working fine.

However, I am still missing a good English to Spanish (freedict) dictionary; I do have one installed, but it's rather poor: it just gives one word translations... and sometimes it just plain doesn't know the answer.

Is there any English to Spanish (freedict) dictionary that you would recommend and where to download it?

[EDITED] Following a link on this thread, I've found an excellent Babylon English to Spanish freedict dictionary.

Gratefully yours,

[INCANUS]
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#7  parkher 11-18-2019, 08:47 AM
Quote orebmur
...I had to resort installing Goldendict in order to use other dictionaries. Unfortunately, while Goldendict is much more versatile and useful as a standalone dictionary application, it doesn't integrate well with other applications.
It integrates very well with Cool Reader 3.
You can select a single word or a phrase of several words in CR.
I am using CR + GoldenDict combination in all my android readers for years (from Sony PRS-T1/T2 to Onyx Boox Note/Note 2, Boyue LikeBook Mimas/Alita), with about 10 GB of dictionaries in use.
The combination could not be better, because CR is my favorite reader and I would not use any other anyway.
GoldenDict supports many dictionary formats and works well and fast with many dictionaries simultaneously. Unfortunately, it could support e-ink devices better (or at all).
Also it does not support hardware buttons. They could be useful for moving through pages of results in multiple dictionaries. Because even on the newest e-ink devices I prefer virtual up/down buttons (it has them) for jumping by page to scrolling.
But if anybody could point me to a better android dictionary, please do.
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