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Usage: dictutil uninstall [options] locale

  -k, --kobo string      KOBOeReader path (default: automatically detected)
  -b, --builtin string   How to handle built-in locales [normal = uninstall the same way as the UI] [delete = completely delete the entry (doesn't have any effect on 4.20.14601+)] [restore = download the original dictionary from Kobo again] (doesn't have any effect on 4.24.15672+) (default "normal")
  -B, --no-custom        Uninstall built-in dictionaries instead of custom ones on 4.24.15672+
  -h, --help             Show this help text


Uninstall a dictionary:

dictutil uninstall aa

Restore a overwritten built-in dictionary:

dictutil uninstall --builtin restore fr

Completely delete a built-in dictionary:

dictutil uninstall --builtin delete fr

Note: You can restore the dictionary by manually downloading it and using dictutil install.


Uninstall does the following steps:

  1. If the DB entry for the dictionary exists:
    • Built-in (normal): Set Installed to false.
    • Built-in (delete): Remove the row for the suffix.
    • Built-in (restore): Set Installed to true.
    • Extra: Remove the row for the suffix.
  2. If the dictionary is not built-in and there is an ExtraLocales entry for the locale in the .kobo/Kobo/Kobo eReader.conf, remove it.
  3. With the dictzip:
    • Built-in (normal): Delete it if it exists.
    • Built-in (delete): Delete it if it exists.
    • Built-in (restore): Delete it if it exists, then download it again from Kobo.
    • Extra: Delete it if it exists.