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Dictionary Application in mobile

Dictionary Application in mobile
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We generally keep our mobile phone with us.For communication in better way it is needed for all of us to have dictionary in the mobile phone which gives the meaning of the word.If we place the word into search mode then the meaning should be reflected into the mobile screen.This will be very usefull in leisure.
Charlie fulzele, Jun 28 2006

Dictionary Application in mobile http://www.softplat...IVE-Dictionary.html
Sorry Charlie - but there are Java based applications that do just this. [Jinbish, Jun 28 2006]

Google's SMS services (USA only) http://www.google.com/sms/
http://www.google.com/sms/ [monojohnny, Jun 28 2006]

Dictionary Application in mobile (for real this time!) http://my-symbian.c...?faq=19&fldAuto=863
Symbian based dictionary (not translator!) [Jinbish, Jun 29 2006]


       Badly written as it is, I think Charlie has a good idea here. Predictive text is currently the closest in-phone feature to this - that I know of.
However, since a lot of new phones have html browsing capabilities, users can simply choose to visit a dictionary website - or ask for a definition on a search engine.
With a good layout and simple interface though, this could be preferable to either.
fridge duck, Jun 28 2006

       Good idea - baked though.   

       Also note you can text google to do this - and get it to translate into foreign languages as well.
monojohnny, Jun 28 2006

       Does the dictionary in that link actually provide definitions or just translations? Because there seems to me to be a difference.
Besides, texting google may be fine every now and then, but I expect the texts are charged at the regular rate? An in-phone program would be particularly useful.
fridge duck, Jun 28 2006

       Yeah -the google thing does cost the price of a standard text.   

       It does both definition and translation (there's a syntax page somewhere - you prepend 't:' or 'd:' or something).   

       An on-phone would be work out cheaper and quicker if you were looking up items all the time; the google one's quite handy to look up a word now and then.   

       Or for pub quizzes probably.
monojohnny, Jun 28 2006

       //Sorry Charlie - but there are Java based applications that do just this.// Not so fast there... I looked and looked and did not find a regular dictionary. These are for language translation.   

       I disagree that this is baked. Seems simple enough, but I'm not convinced it's yet baked. (I realize that the oven is on, but that's just not the same.)
zigness, Jun 29 2006

       I'd use this if I had it. Someone will do this soon.
wagster, Jun 29 2006

       Ok - fair point [zigness], you're quite right. I just linked the first thing I found that looked reasonable - here's a better example (linky).
Jinbish, Jun 29 2006

       //I think Charlie has a good idea here. Predictive text is currently the closest in-phone feature//   

       Can we retrofit "Charlie's" HB account with spell & grammar check?
kuupuuluu, Jun 29 2006

       Interesting idea, this is.
Use it to text [UnaBubba] and others, I would.
methinksnot, Jun 29 2006

       nice one Charlie
po, Jun 29 2006

       Talk like Yoda, you do.
BJS, Jun 29 2006


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