6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 18, 2012 6:36 AM by Tom Gewecke
Mables Level 1 Level 1

I'm unable to download the German dictionary. I tried to do it with a 3g connection, but I failed because of that. A message said that I had to have a wi-fi connection to contine the download. Now I have a wi-fi connection, but I still can't download it. Could you give me advice please?


iPad 2, iOS 6.0.1
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9

    Try opening the Notes app and typing a German word there with the German keyboard and then select it and see if you get Define and tap that.

  • Mables Level 1 Level 1

    Sorry, I tried, but I can't get "define" there... It only says "cut", "copy" or "paste". Did you mean the "notes" app which is already installed on the ipad when you buy it, didn't you?

  • pietrowilliams Level 1 Level 1

    It worked on my ipad: go to settings/general/keyboard/keyboards and add German keyboard. then type a German word like füssball and select it like Tom says. I can now look up Words in my German books in iBooks. Works similarly for French, but not Italian.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9

    pietrowilliams wrote:

     

    Works similarly for French, but not Italian.

     

    Apple has said it provides dictionaries for English, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.

  • Mables Level 1 Level 1

    I did activate the German keyboard, and I entered in the application "notes",in which I typed a german word with the german keyboard... But I can't get "define". It only appears to me when I select a word from an ebook, but when I ask for the definition of a German word there, it simply says "no definition found", as if the German dictionary didn't exist. I know that it exists... When I tried for the first time to get a definition for a German word, it appeared a writing which asked me if I wanted to download the German dictionary. I selected "yes", but I was connected to a 3g connection at the moment, so the ipad didn't download the dictionary, but another writing told me that the download would have continued when I was connected to a wi-fi. It didn't. And now I don't know how to continue the download. I've installed the French dictionary and the English one, but for the German one that's what happened. Maybe the ipads work differently in each country?

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9

    Mables wrote:

     

    Maybe the ipads work differently in each country?

     

    No, they are the same everywhere, you have just gotten in a limbo situation regarding that particular dictionary.  Have you tried a Reset of  your device?