Multilingual Dictionary for Windows Mobile based devices
ABOUT THE DICTIONARY
About the dictionary
This dictionary is a part of wide-known Paragon Software (SHDD) product line for Windows Mobile based devices. High data compression ratio for dictionaries and high retrieval rate are available thanks to the special technology developed by Paragon Software (SHDD). Thanks to user-friendly interface, working with the dictionary databases becomes very easy.
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Here are the main features that make your work with the dictionary more comfortable and effective:
Language Pairs and Interface
We can provide you with wide choice of explanatory and bilingual dictionaries for the following language pairs:
You can always get more information about the dictionaries available for your language on Paragon Software (SHDD) official web sites.
Interface of a dictionary is available in the following languages: Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Chinese.
A dictionary for a particular language pair may have several editions:
SlovoEd Deluxe includes the most full and detailed translation articles with samples, synonyms and antonyms, references and other useful information. It is an excellent solution for professional linguists, translators and advanced users.
SlovoEd Classic includes extended dictionary articles with basic references. It will become an irreplaceable comprehensive assistant for business, travel and study.
SlovoEd Compact occupies the minimum of your device’s memory space, includes the most common translations with clear, concise definitions. It will be useful during a trip abroad and when reading.Back to contents
Registration and Demo Mode
Registration of the dictionary (sound module) during the installation
During the installation of the program, the Registration window appears on the desktop display. Enter the registration code in the window. If you want to use a demo version of the dictionary tap Proceed. In this case, you can register the dictionary after installation. For more information, refer Registration after the installation
Registration of the dictionary (sound module) after the installation
To register the dictionary after the installation open the application on your device and choose Register in the Dictionary Menu.
If you have already purchased the product, enter the registration code for the dictionary or Sound Module, which was sent to you after purchasing.
The more you use a Demo-version of a dictionary, the more you get messages saying that your copy is unregistered instead of the translation. You receive the registration code for your dictionary after purchasing the software.
There are two ways of registration: Registration during the installation and Registration after the installation.
How to get a registration code
Visit our site and select the dictionary you want to purchase. After that, you can get the registration code using secure on-line ordering with your credit card via an e-Shop. Do not worry, we never get your credit card information, ordering is proceeded through specialized American and European e-commerce systems.
Main steps to install a dictionary (sound module)
Initial dictionary installation
I Using .exe - File:
Make sure that Microsoft ActiveSync is installed on your desktop computer for connecting it with your mobile device. You can usually find it on CD with software for your mobile device. It is not necessary to install ActiveSync if your desktop computer is running under Windows Vista operating system.
Follow the main steps to install the dictionary from your desktop computer:
II Using .cab-file
Installation a dictionary using .cab – file is possible only for the devices based on Windows Mobile 5.0 and higher. To register the dictionary installed directly on your device, please refer to "Registration of the dictionary (Sound Module) after the installation" chapter.
Installation of additional dictionary databases (sound modules)
You have an opportunity to install dictionary engine with several dictionary databases.
You can download additional dictionary database or sound module without closing the program on your device or using your desktop. To do this you need to make sure that you have internet connection available on your device, open the dictionary and follow Menu>Translation Direction>Other dictionaries. Click Done.
To install additional databases from your desktop PC you will need to launch the installation files for all the dictionaries one after another on your desktop computer. If the dictionary engine is already installed on your mobile device and all you want is to install additional databases, uncheck the box near Dictionary Engine during installation wizard. You can select where to save the databases during installation: the main memory or an expansion card.
If you want to choose translation direction on your device, please follow Menu>Translation direction on your device.Back to contents
How to use the dictionary
You can use the following input methods:
Open the program and get into the main window of the dictionary. The buttons on the bottom toolbar “Translate” and "Menu" will help you to open the dictionary entries and dictionary menu. In the middle of the toolbar, you can see the icon. If you have a touch screen device, this icon will help you to choose an input method (for example, using the onscreen keyboard InterKey or handwriting recognition system).
Full screen mode
To see the dictionary entry in full size, you can move to full screen mode. In this case, the following buttons will be available:
Select “Menu>Translation Direction”, to open a list of all possible directions. Choose a direction and click Done.
Press "Menu>Miscellaneous” to select the dictionaries that you want to use to search for words in current translation direction. If you select several dictionaries for a language pair, the menu items Priority Up / Priority Down will allow you to set the priority for dictionaries.
Flash Card Quiz
To take a Flash Card Quiz, follow Menu>Miscellaneous>Flash Cards Quiz. To add words to flash cards, choose Menu>To Flash Cards in the menu of a dictionary entry in full screen mode.Back to contents
Several options of dictionary settings presented in the Settings section:
You can activate Resident in one of four possible ways:
How it works on Pocket PC.
How it works on Smartphone.
The ways to use the dictionary
Enter the text in the input line to view the translation. You can select a word by scrolling the wordlist (Use the scrollbar or Up/Down hardware buttons). You can also view the translation of a word in the entry field. The program will immediately start searching the word you have highlighted.
Using the Resident mode, you can get the translation of a desired word without leaving the application you are working in. This option is especially useful when you work with foreign literature, read books, navigate through Internet and so on. To view translation of a word you need to select it and launch Resident Mode by choosing Translate option in the Context menu or any other way you specified in Resident Settings of the dictionary.
If you enter a word in any form you can see its base forms. A dialogue with all found base forms of the entered word will be shown. To see the morphology information for any word entered you need to choose Show Word Forms item in the Menu of the dictionary. To see the translation of any base form you need to open the article in Full Screen Mode, highlight a word and chose Translate or Done. You can also enter a whole phrase in the input line. In this case, all found base forms for all the words from the phrase will be shown.
Use Wildcard search if you are not sure how to spell a word or if you want to find words with the same structure (for example, while solving a crossword you need to think of a 6-letter word beginning with un-).
To start the search, enter the query (the wildcard that consists of letters and special symbols).
*-represents any number of characters
?-represents one character
Tap search to see the list of words, which correspond to your query.
How the dictionary can help you to learn foreign language
There are several functions realized in the dictionary, which can help you to learn a foreign language:
Table of irregular verbs
To see the table of irregular verbs, go to the section Menu> Menu>Miscellaneous>Irregular Verbs.
Adding Flash Cards and Flash Cards Quiz
Paragon Software Group (SHDD) developed an algorithm for a Quiz based on effective time-proved methodic of studying the foreign words with cards. The foreign word is written on one side of a card and its translation on another. To learn the translation you take any card from the pile and look at the foreign word trying to remember its translation. Then you turn the card and see if you remembered the word correctly.
Flash Cards Quiz in the dictionary works the same way. The program will save your results and show the statistic on your screen: the number of correct answers, the total number of cards and number of words learned.
If you work with Flash Cards you can use Menu that provides the following actions:
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Uninstallation of the dictionary
To uninstall the dictionary, sound module, please follow the steps:
You can use our Knowledge Base or contact our support team in Support area of Paragon Software (SHDD) official web sites. It is based on frequently asked questions and we hope that you will find there all information you need concerning the dictionary.