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HT5557 iBooks dictionary issue

471 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 30, 2013 5:45 AM by lollolo RSS
Blue.Jeans Calculating status...
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May 21, 2013 10:52 AM

I have a problem getting iBooks to define words it just says "no definition found" when I try to define a word. Help ?

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.1
  • whammad Calculating status...
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    May 24, 2013 5:17 AM (in response to Blue.Jeans)

    Same here!

    I've searched the net for a solution for the last couple of days; however, no joy whatsoever!

  • sababe Calculating status...
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    Jun 10, 2013 12:39 PM (in response to Blue.Jeans)

    I have the same issue: it seems that iBooks searches in the "wrong" dictionary. In my case it tries to find an explanation for an English language term in the German language dictionary. I am rather frustrated... and stil looking for help!

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    Jun 30, 2013 5:45 AM (in response to Blue.Jeans)

    I also have this problem constantly. Sometimes I can fix this by editing the original ePub file and specifying the language I want iBooks to use for definitions. But more often than not, iBooks just ignores the file's language and uses whatever it wants. I have downloaded four dictionaries, and when reading anything other than English it's impossible to predict which one iBooks will use...

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