3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 28, 2011 10:15 PM by MarkinStLouis

    Dictionary Limited

      I wrote support concerning the dictionary with no comments from them. I wrote a review about the dictionary on the nook and they blocked it, saying it violated terms and conditions. Bunch of bs as I did read it. Notice how all the reviews are rather technical/hardware related or things like they can't read in the dark. Nothing about the material things of the nook are posted, as b&n simply censors the reviews!

       

      The dictionary is just embarrassing compared to kindle and sony, 

      1. It doesn't select hyphenated words partially ending on one line and continuing on the next.

      2. It's limited as many harder words aren't in the dictionary.

      3. Many definitions are unhelpful...such as denunciation - the act of denouncing.Since there is no searchable dictionary, you cannot find the definition of denouce, unless you use some other medium.

      4. No searchable dictionary.

       

      My sister got a kindle touch. I looked at it and it has a searchable dictionary, and I believe it has choice of 2 dictionaries.

       

        • Re: Dictionary Limited

          The Nook makes three things very simple:

          1. Buying books from B&N

          2.Reading books from B&N

          3.Telling others about B&N books through social networking.

           

          Improvements in other areas seem to be disreguarded, if you look at all the suggestions for the 1.1 release that have been ignored so far.

           

          Others here think adding other features, such as a browser to look up words not in the dictionary, the ability to delete books directly from the Nook, or download  books directly to the Nook from other sources, as making the device too complicated.

           

          Judge for yourself. If these "complications" appeal to you, I suggest you look into rooting your Nook.

          • Re: Dictionary Limited

            I'm not hitting problems with hyphenated words, but the "hit rate" for complex words is really low.  I don't get it--what good is a dictionary that doesn't have complex and unusual words?

             


             

            The dictionary is just embarrassing compared to kindle and sony, 

            1. It doesn't select hyphenated words partially ending on one line and continuing on the next.

            2. It's limited as many harder words aren't in the dictionary.