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Anybody using Lexpro dictionaries?
Thread poster: ViktoriaG

ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 05:18
English to French
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May 20, 2007

I am looking into Lexpro dictionaries, to be used mostly EN>FR. I have found several of their dictionaries tempting. I have a hard copy dictionary (Dictionnaire combinatoire du français) that I like very much and it is on their list, so I am guessing these are not the elementary school type dictionaries that wouldn't be of use to translators. However, I can't sample any of their dictionaries and am not willing to invest hundreds of Euros in dictioaries I would be unsatisfied with.

Anybody has ever bought and used their dictionaries? If yes, which ones and how do you like the dicionaries as well as the interface in general?

Thanks in advance!


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Rodrigo Castillo H.
Chile
Local time: 07:18
English to Spanish
About lexibase dictionaries May 20, 2007

Viktoria, you can visit http://diccionario.reverso.net/ and try different lexibase dictionaries. The interface is quite simple and outdated, though very useful. For some screenshots, go to http://www.softissimo.com/collins_pro.asp

Good luck.


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Graciela Guzman  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 07:18
English to Spanish
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I use the EN>SP May 21, 2007

Hi, Viktoria,

I agree with Rodrigo as regards the interface.
If you're looking for a general terminology dictionary, I'd say this is a good one.

Hope it helps,
Graciela


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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 05:18
English to French
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Specialized May 21, 2007

In my language pairs, there are some great general terminology resources on the net and I would only be willing to invest in more specialized dictionaries. That's why Lexpro caught my eye - they seem to have some rather big specialized technical dictionaries (I am interested in environmental, electrical-electronics, building/construction, chemistry, mechanics, safety and dangerous goods). Since I already have the hard copy version of one of the dictionaries available there electronically, that I find well done, quite complete and very useful (this can't be said about many dictionaries), I thought I'd investigate to find out how good their other dictionaries are. If they are all at the same standard, then I'm interested in several of their dictionaries.

I already use Lexibase and find it quite useful, but their dictionaries are a little too concise for me. They are useful, but they generally only give me clues that will eventually lead me to the right answer rather than provide the answer straight up.

I am open to electronic dictionaries and wouldn't mind investing in them as long as I get a return on that investment. Dictionaries are so hard to shop for - there is a lot of worthless "masterpieces" on the market!

Keep them coming - I am open to suggestions!

Thanks!

[Edited at 2007-05-21 02:08]


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