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Rob Edwards  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:22
German to English
Apr 2, 2009

Hi Everybody,

I don't know about anybody else, but I often find it can be somewhat difficult to find appropriate new dictionaries when I get a job in a new or very specific field. Amazon.com/.co.uk/.de are all very useful for finding the more common dictionaries such as Ernst, but I can't help but wonder if there are other dictionaries out there of which I need to be aware.

I, for one, would find it very interesting and helpful if other German to English translators would share their thoughts (good and bad) on various bilingual technical and scientific dictionaries (hard copy, CD ROM or online/electronic) that are out there. Please state the name, subject area and author/publisher, etc. (if known) as well as a short review.

To start the ball rolling, I will mention the Siemens "Wörterbuch industrielle Elektrotechnik, Energie- und Automatisierungstechnik". It is published by Siemens and is available from Amazon (UK) for £66.50. I bought this when doing a job about some plant being installed in a factory locally and found it very useful indeed. There is some overlap with Ernst as would be expected, but I would recommend it highly in terms of complementing Ernst in these specialist areas.

I hope this topic will prove a useful exercise and provide a handy resource for us all. With this in mind, please keep this to German to English technical and scientific dictionaries only.

Many thanks.


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Laurence Bourel
Local time: 03:22
English to French
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Dicoland Apr 2, 2009

Hi Rob

Have a try at La maison du dictionnaire, Paris (www.dicoland.com), they have an amazing choice with various language combinations
Regards,

Laurence


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Rob Edwards  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:22
German to English
TOPIC STARTER
Great! Thank you. Apr 2, 2009

Laurence Bourel wrote:

Hi Rob

Have a try at La maison du dictionnaire, Paris (www.dicoland.com), they have an amazing choice with various language combinations
Regards,

Laurence


Many thanks Laurence. That looks very interesting. There are a lot of subject areas covered...


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Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 03:22
French to English
Dictionary and Referece section on ProZ Apr 2, 2009

Have you seen the new section on ProZ for dictionary reviews?

Maybe the developers could add a "call for entries" feature or something that would help with your request?


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Rob Edwards  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:22
German to English
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Many Thanks! Apr 16, 2009

That looks interesting Lori, thank you. I will look into it.

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