scanned dictionaries in the google bookshelf
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Noe Tessmann  Identity Verified
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May 7, 2008

Dear colleagues,

there quite some scanned dictionaries at Google books. I wanted to ask if you're using those as a ressource for translation. Will there be more in the future? Is the limited preview sufficient for a terminology search? What do you think about that?

Kind regards

Noe

[Edited at 2008-05-07 18:46]


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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Absolutely! May 7, 2008

I've been using the Routledge "online" for weeks. The library seems to be expanding.

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Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
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Where? May 7, 2008

Noe Tessmann wrote:
there quite some scanned dictionaries at Google books.


I clicked on "search books" with "dictionary" or "routledge", and then on a "Resources: Dictionaries" link, but I only found limited previews. Useful but no usable. Am I missing something?


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Noe Tessmann  Identity Verified
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depends on the language May 7, 2008

Hello Luca,

you're right. I tried with "dizionario" and there's not a lot coming up. For English-German it seems to be better. Also limited previews can sometimes help.

Here are some: http://books.google.be/books?client=firefox-a&um=1&lr=&hl=de&as_brr=3&q=italian%20dictionary&btnG=Nach%20Büchern%20suchen

Regards

Noe

[Edited at 2008-05-07 19:20]


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Taylor Kirk  Identity Verified
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Useful! May 7, 2008

I do use these but you just have to check the publication date sometimes. There are plenty of reference materials from literally decades ago that have some outdated terms in them.

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Kathryn Litherland  Identity Verified
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routledge technical May 8, 2008

I've gotten a great deal of help out of the Routledge Spanish Technical Dictionary. It's 10 years old, so not horribly out of date. Sometimes the page you want is "not available" (and I've also bumped up against the limit on the number of times you can search it in a session!) but the same general term is often used in several different word combinations, so checking out all the various combinations will help orient you to the overall gist of the term.

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