new dictionaries?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by blof, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. blof macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2009
    Does anybody know which dictionaries are meant in the following feature description for iOS 4.2 for ipad?

    "More than 30 new keyboards and dictionaries, including Arabic, Greek, and Hebrew (iPad only)"

    Most probably I'm dreaming but I would love to see a Dutch-English dictionary in ibooks working just like the default English dictionary. How cool would it be if Apple allowed 3rd party dictionary implementation into ibooks?
  2. ciaran00 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2010
    No, a dictionary is for the spell check feature (note: not autocorrect feature), in each respective language.

    You can get plenty of one language to another language translators. Nothing that'll work like an extension though.

    Want extensions? Support Saurik and jailbreaking.
  3. blof thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2009
    thanks for the clarification. Actually I already know good dictionary apps and online websites but nothing beats the ease of use of a native ibooks dictionary. It just sucks to double click a word, copy it, go to website, paste and search and resume reading.

    I hope Jailbreaking will bring up something in this direction soon.

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