Casa del Libro launches Tagus eReader, the first to include the Real Academia Española’s dictionary
Tagus eReader has entered Casa del Libro stores in the best possible way. It is the first device to include Diccionario de la Lengua Española edited by Real Academia Española (RAE) with Dixio technology. The most renowned of all Spanish dictionaries and Dixio, the smart dictionary technology, have joined forces to provide the best possible content at a touch.
Diccionario de la Lengua Española, with more than 88,000 entries, has been digitized in .dix format, with which Dixio technology now recognized more than 4,780,000 terms (conjugated verbs, plurals, feminine nouns, idioms, derivatives or verbs with atonic pronouns). The version of the smart dictionary for Tagus eReader also includes three other dictionaries, Wordnet for definitions in English and the Semantix Spanish-English and English-Spanish bilingual dictionaries.
The readers who use this new e-reader will thus have all the features of the smart dictionary. When they tap a word that they do not understand, Dixio analyses the context, detects the language and instantly displays the best definition or translation in a pop-up window, without the reader having to first select a dictionary.
Tagus eReader, at the price of 119 €, measures 154 x 125 x 10.9 mm and weighs 244 g. It has a six inch e-ink screen, 2 GB of internal memory and Wifi connection and is compatible with PDF, EPUB, TXT, CHM, FB2 or DJVU text formats.
Casa del Libro has designed this e-reader to be connected to its own online store, helping the user to buy digital books. The device can access the book cloud both online and offline, from any browser, smartphone or tablet, or from the e-reader itself. Another of its particularities is that it includes social functions so that readers can share notes or questions about books.
Also note that, until 31 January 2012, Tagus eReader will be sold with the Planeta Award winning novel El Imperio eres tú, by Javier Moro.
With the digitization of Diccionario de la Lengua Española, Real Academia Española and Editorial Espasa (Grupo Planeta) have taken a major step forwards in encouraging the use of dictionaries, helping readers to instantly look up words without being distracted from their reading. This should also be an incentive for other publishers with dictionaries or encyclopaedias in their catalogues.
Here is a link to more information about this dictionary technology and content digitization: http://goo.gl/Fo7pi