(iOS 5 Beta) Dictionary in iBooks not working

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wurgi, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. wurgi macrumors member

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    Hello, just a quick question. I've noticed that the dictionary in iBooks is not working, and this problem persists from Beta 1. Is there any specific reason why it has not been addressed yet, except for the fact that this is only a beta? I mean, if it's a known bug, why not fix it? Just wondering. Thanks!
     
  2. al256 macrumors 6502a

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  3. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Sorry for the standard answer: please raise an entry in Apples bugreporter under the web Adress: bugreporter.apple.com

    They will take care about it or let you know if the problem is known ...
     
  4. FliByFow macrumors member

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    Jesus all these beta threads, you're there to report the bugs to apple!!!!! Not us :0.
     
  5. wurgi thread starter macrumors member

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    I did already, but I was just wondering. No big deal.

    And it wasn't a bug report to you guys, but a question.

    Thanks for the reply!
     
  6. al256 macrumors 6502a

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  7. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    It wasn't for me! My iPad in general is missing the system wide dictionary

    And I have reported it to Apple
     
  8. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    So you updated to iBooks 1.3.1 and have beta 7?
     
  9. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    Yes. When I press Dictionary (still isn't "Define" which is what the system wide one calls it) it shows a blank definition.

    In Safari I don't even get a "Define" option.

    Does the system wide dictionary work for you?
     
  10. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    The system wide dictionary hasn't presented any issues and does work. The iBooks dictionary didn't work till I got 1.3.1; it simply showed a blank definition.
     
  11. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    I reported the problem to them and they asked me to reset my settings, which did not fix it.

    I hope the GM addresses it. If not, I will have to reinstall iOS and hope it fixes it.

    I really loved the dictionary when it worked lol
     
  12. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    It's smart do do a clean install of every beta anyways (after your OTA fun of course). I've noticed odd bugs that go away after a clean install.
     
  13. Neonaldo macrumors newbie

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    (iOS 5 beta) iBooks's Dictionary Problem is fixed

    You don't have to do any clean install at all.
    In fact, :apple: has noticed that bug and fixed it already.
    All you need to do is to UPDATE your iBooks App from App Store. (The Latest Version of iBooks is 1.3.1-Sep 30,2011)
     
  14. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    As a few people have mentioned, it is not fixed at all either with a clean install or an update. I have the latest version and it was a clean install. It does not work.
     
  15. michido macrumors newbie

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    I fixed my iBook dictionary (that was empty) by opening an sms and wrote:
    test
    did a "define" and click the "manage" button in the empty dictionary, this allowed me to download different language dictionaries! and they now show up in iBooks also :)
    strangely I was not able to download them in iBooks..
     

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