Dictionary Center - Idea for New PROZ Feature
Thread poster: Ilka Nahmmacher

Ilka Nahmmacher  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:44
Member (2005)
German to English
Jan 24, 2008

I would like to suggest a Dictionary Center for PROZ.

I am thinking of a place where anyone can post the names of dictionaries, their author and publisher. With each dictionary listing there would be a place for visitors to comment on the dicitonary. The Dictionary Center should be searchable by language and subjet matter. I am not referring to online glossaries, but rather to dictionaries in print or in a digital form that need to be purchased, like Langenscheidt, Ernst, and any number of specialty dictionaries.

In this way, before actually buying a dictionary, a potential buyer could first look here for information on the usefulness of the book.

It would also serve as a center for quickly finding what dictionaries are available on the market.

I have already posted the idea in the Translator Resources forum to gauge interest. The response has been very positive, with addtional suggestions being made.


Thank you.

Ilka Nahmmacher

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Sabine Duwe
Local time: 05:44
Italian to German
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good idea Jan 24, 2008

I think it's a very good idea. A Dictionary Center could be very helpful.

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Marie-Hélène Hayles  Identity Verified
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good idea Jan 24, 2008


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Kristina Kolic  Identity Verified
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Excellent idea Jan 24, 2008

Once again, excellent idea, indeed!

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Lawyer-Linguist  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:44
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Good idea Jan 24, 2008

Always good to read peer reviews and recommendations before spending money.

Some resources aren't worth the paper they are written on, some have considerable flaws in certain areas but are still worth buying as a further resource, others are just invaluable. I imagine this would therefore be a very useful feature

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Jared Tabor
Local time: 01:44
Response to suggestion posted at http://www.proz.com/post/768688#768688 Jan 24, 2008

Hello all,

I just wanted to draw your attention to http://www.proz.com/post/768688#768688 . Thanks!

Best regards,


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