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Off topic: How is Google Books for your language?
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KSL Berlin  Identity Verified
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German to English
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Dec 11, 2009

I continue to find no end of delight in the many literary treasures (as well as practical tools like dictionaries) available for my languages (German and English) through Google Books. Tonight I felt like reading some of the more obscure Grimms' fairy tales in a version close to the original, and in five minutes I had a copy from 1850 downloaded and printing. OK, so it's almost 40 years after the original publication, but that's still better than I can do in my own library or the local public one. And at midnight no less. On numerous occasions for work or reading pleasure, Google Books has given me what I wanted where Project Gutenberg didn't have what I was looking for.

How is Google books for other languages at the present time?


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Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:23
French to Polish
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General Buyshit in Polish... Dec 12, 2009

Kevin Lossner wrote:


How is Google books for other languages at the present time? [/quote]
I just entered two searches in Polish.
Kochanowski, Treny
Mickiewicz, Pan Tadeusz

It's something like Shakespeare and Byron in our tradition.

I didn't manage to display the text although I selected very old editions (100+ years old).
Of course, the Buy button was always available.

Cheers
GG


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