Posts Tagged ‘dictionary’

Cybook Odyssey: Dictionary Feedback

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Following up on the dictionary beta tests, we would like to thank you very much for the rich feedback we received. We know you’re all very interested to know about future development, so we wanted to share some information with you about our plans.

Based on your feedback, we have already scheduled the following for future firmware updates.

Short term:

  • Select and prioritize preferred dictionaries (monolingual and bilingual)
  • Lookup within definitions
  • Lookup from virtual keyboard
  • History management

In parallel:

  • Finalized dictionaries
  • More dictionaries
  • Tool to build your own dictionaries

Thanks again to all our great beta testers for their very valuable feedback.

Happy reading,

Bookeen Team

Update 6 december 2012: For those of you looking for a specific dictionary, take a look at this free tool created by a clever Cybook user which allows you to convert any StarDict or XML format dictionary for your Cybook. Thank you, Pettarin! I thought I would put the links directly in the articles for easier reference.

https://github.com/pettarin/penelope

Dictionary beta-tests: Go!

Friday, January 20th, 2012

A warm thank you to all those who volunteered for the dictionary beta-tests! We are delighted to see such an enthusiastic response from our users. Rather than limit registration, we’ve decided to open the tests to everyone who would like to participate.

The first tests start now with 4 dictionaries available:

  • Italian
  • English
  • English > French
  • English > Italian

To participate, it’s very simple:

  1. make sure that the firmware of your Cybook Odyssey is version 1.4.1485 or later
  2. open the browser
  3. tap the address bar
  4. enter http://176.31.234.27/dic
  5. download the dictionary(ies) of your choice

The installation is automatic.

Please submit your comments using the contact form on our site.

Happy reading!

Bookeen Team

Update 29 february 2012: Thanks to everyone for their precious feedback! Find out what comes next here: http://blog.bookeen.com/odyssey-dictionary-feedback/

Update 6 december 2012: For those of you looking for a specific dictionary, take a look at this free tool created by a clever Cybook user which allows you to convert any StarDict or XML format dictionary for your Cybook. Thank you, Pettarin! I thought I would put the links directly in the articles for easier reference.

https://github.com/pettarin/penelope

Beta-test for dictionaries

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Bookeen wants YOU to beta-test new dictionaries!

Our development team is hard at work finalising a selection of new dictionaries, and we’re looking for some beta-testers before the public release.

Currently we need testers for the following languages:

  • Italian
  • English
  • English to French
  • English to Italian

The test will begin around the 17th of January.

If you have a Cybook Odyssey and you would like to participate, leave a comment below, telling us what language(s) you can test. Don’t forget to indicate your email address in the proper field.

Happy reading,

Bookeen Team

UPDATE: The first dictionaries are available for tests now! Get all the details here:
http://blog.bookeen.com/dictionary-beta-tests-go/