1 AM in the morning, I picked a Bangla book in my kindle. (I found that .epub book from here: http://eboipotro.github.io/ and converted it to .awz3). When I started reading I realized that I don’t have any dictionary for this language in my Kindle. Fast forward to 7 AM, I made my own dictionary.
I did some google searches and couldn’t find any Bangla dictionary for kindle. Then I started looking for how to create your own dictionary files for kindle. Then I came across this blog post: https://1manfactory.com/create-your-own-kindle-dictionary-for-every-language-for-free/. This blog post describes step by step process of how to make a dictionary for kindle devices.
Now I need a Bangla dictionary database to make my kindle dictionary. I got it from here: https://accessibledictionary.gov.bd/. This website has a downloadable desktop version which includes a SQLite database file. I used that one to generate my dictionary files.
As the website had a few Bangla dictionaries (BN to BN, BN to EN, EN to BN etc.) I tried to convert most of them for Kindle devices. So I made these dictionary files for kindle:
- Bangla to Bangla Dictionary
- Bangla to English Dictionary
- English to Bangla Dictionary
- Bangla to Bangla & English Dictionary
These files are available here: https://github.com/nazmulhossainnihal/kindle-bangla-dictionary