|There are currently three ways for installing a dictionary:
Only dictionaries of version 2.4.4 or higher
- Using automatic installation (RECOMMENDED)
- Using a computer
- Using your Android device only (DEPRECATED)
Using automatic installation
Note: Depending on the size of the dictionary and the speed of
your internet connection, installation can take quite a while!
- Start DictionaryForMIDs on your Android device.
- Press the MENU button and choose Dictionary.
- Click on the tab labeled Download
- Wait until the list has loaded, then click on the dictionary
you want to install.
- Confirm the dialog.
- The dictionary is downloaded and installed in the
background, you can continue to use your Android device. Check the
notifications for status updates. As soon as the installation is
completed, the new dictionary appears in the list of recent
Using a computer
Note: If you are running low on space or don't mind slower
look-ups, you can also move the jar file directly to your SD card.
- Go onto the dictionary website and
download a dictionary.
- Extract the downloaded zip file into an empty/new directory.
That directory should now include a jar file.
- As jar files are a special kind of zip file, you should now
extract it an empty/new directory.
- Connect your Android device to your computer and copy the
directory dictionary to your Android's SD card.
- Safely disconnect your device (make sure the cable is
removed!), start DictionaryForMIDs on your device and navigate to the
dictionary and load it.
Using your Android device only
DEPRECATED, use automatic installation instead.
Note: To speed up look-ups, you can also extract the jar file's
contents to your SD card and navigate to the extracted dictionary
directory to load it.
- Install a file manager that can extract zip files - like
ASTRO - from the Android Market.
- Start DictionaryForMIDs, press the Menu button,
choose Dictionaries..., press again the Menu button and
- Download a dictionary to your SD card.
- Use the file manager to extract the downloaded zip file into
an empty/new directory. That directory should now include a jar file.
- Go back to DictionaryForMIDs and navigate to the jar file to
load the dictionary.