Mobile System’s MSDict viewer (and associated dictionaries) is a must-have tool for everyone having Symbian phone (specially students, teachers, doctors and other professionals). Following is a collection of some MSDict dictionaries that you can download and use in your Symbian S60 phone.
First up, download and install MSDict Viewer (according to your phone OS version) from here:
1. MSDict Viewer v4.1 for Symbian OS v7 & 8 (S60v2) phones like Nokia 6680, N72, N70 etc
2. MSDict Viewer v4.1 for Symbian OS v9.1 (S60v3) phones like Nokia N73, N80, N92 etc.
3. MSDict Viewer v5.1 for Symbian OS v9.1 onwards (S60v3, v5 and Symbian^3/Belle phones) – Recommended
4. MSDict Viewer v7.02 for Symbian OS v9.x onwards (S60v3 and S60v5 and Symbian^3/Belle) phones like Nokia N73, N8x, N95, N96, Nokia 808, 701, 603, 500, 5800, N97, 5230, N8, C7 etc
Now download this file (archive) that contains following dictionaries (.pdb files)
Oxford Concise Medical Dictionary
Oxford dictionary of idioms and dictionary of irregular verbs
Pocket Oxford English dictionary
Dictionary of English Phrases
Concise Oxford English dictionary and Thesaurus
Dictionary of English Synonyms
Oxford Business Dictionary
Collin’s English Dictionary for S60v3 (Next best dictionary after AED)
Extract the .pdb files from downloaded archive and follow the steps given below
Placing pdb files in phone – (in case of version 4.10 and 5.1), create a folder named Documents in the root of your phone’s memory card. In this “Documents” folder, create another folder named MSDict. Place all the downloaded .pdb files into this “MSDict” folder (transfer from PC to mobile via Nokia PC Suite or copy directly to memory card). That’s it!!! Now you can enjoy all the dictionaries by launching MSDict viewer from phone’s menu. Besides, you can also download more dictionary .pdb files from 4shared.com or elsewhere and place them in the above folder.
Unfortunately, the above pdb files are incompatible with MSDict viewer 7 and if you place them in “E:/System/Data/MSDictV2..Dicts” folder (the location of pdb files in case of MSDict viewer version 7), the MSDict viewer app will not launch at all, so you will have to download dictionaries for it from Mobisystem’s official site (see the update at the end of the post).
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Update (15.4.2011): I have added version 5.1 (signed) in the above list. This version is perfectly compatible with all S60v5 and Symbian^3/Belle phones. All the 4.1 compatible pdb files also work well with v5.1 so please use it instead of v7 (as I can provide reg codes for all dicts of version 5 only). All the dicts are 7-days trial version.
NOTE: Please donate US $10 (or equivalent) via Paypal (Paypal email ID: email@example.com) towards the cost of running this blog and then leave a comment providing your mail ID and phone’s IMEI. I will send you reg codes for the above dictionaries (contained in the folder) for the IMEI you provide. Because of a large number of reg code requests please give me at least one week time to send you reg keys for your IMEI and . Please be patient…