Yes, the old Calibre method stopped working, at least for me, a couple of years ago and I haven't been able to find an alternative procedure. These days I combine my reading in Lingq (either normal lessons or texts without DRM, easy to find in Russian, e.g.) wiht Google play, for those languages for which free texts are scarce, in my case, mostly Indonesian/Malay. Google Play provides you with a built-in dictionary so it kind of works for reading, especially if supplemented with Google translator. It's no Lingq, though
Thank you all. My problem with Epubor is that I can sometimes make it work and sometimes not. I've read at least a 1000 pages in Italian (Elena Ferrante) so I can make it in Kindle with Google translate at my side. Then I save all the words I looked up and enter them into Lingq. The books I want to read aren't out of copyright so there not free, and I'm happy to pay for it. I just want to be able to read it in Lingq and engage with those yellow words.Monday at 22:12
The remove DRM plug on Calibre works pretty well on my PC. I work with books from KOBO, the name of the plug is OBOK. Another, more laborious way is to take pictures of the pages and let OCR do its work.Tuesday at 09:10
Right, using LingQ as an assisted reader is far easier and quicker than using a secondary dictionary, even with good popups (on my phone & pad) like Linguee, Oxford, and Google Translate (app) or in some of my ebook readers.
Reading without LingQ is doable, even with paper books, but having the reader support is terrific benefit.
Also, note there are services on the Internet which will take a "dead tree book", cut the spine for you, scan and OCR the entire thing. It's not free, but it isn't exhorbitant for the occasional important book.
I mostly used it for biographaphies of Mohammed that were only available in print and in Arabic.
Even Arabic OCR'd very nicely.
I can research the one I used (some years ago) if anyone needs it. The price was comparable the an expensive book itself. (Maybe $25 for a normal size book, I forget.) They will also return you "cut book" for an extra postage and handling fee but I never bothered.
It's easy enough for me to find since my habit was to buy the books on Amazon and have them shipped directly to the OCR service. No extra shipping or delay.Tuesday at 17:01