08 October 2007


The following come from
Barbara Verble [University of Denver, Colorado, USA] on Mary Ellen Bates’ Bates InfoTip, from Bates Information Services (http://www.BatesInfo.com/tip.html).

Omniglot, http://www.omniglot.com, a portal listing language- and translation-related resources, online dictionaries, online translation, some free.
FreeTranslation, http://www.freetranslation.com, from SDL International, desktop translation tool—not free—a good investment if you have an ongoing need for translation.
PROMT, http://www.online-translator.com/text.asp?lang=en, free translation tool for text, web sites and email, from and into English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. (Verble says, “The quality of the translation is comparable to that of FreeTranslation.”)
WorldLingo, http://digbig.com/4tqjr, free translation of up to 150 words for text, Web pages and email, 15 languages, you can direct the tool to use specialized online glossaries.
, http://www.freelang.net, download or view language dictionaries, also lists translation resources, including tools for hand-held devices and free online translation software, free human translation short amounts of text.

To these I can add:
, http://babelfish.altavista.com/, from AltaVista, 12 languages, does a pretty fair job
Google Translation
, http://www.google.com/translate_t, new from Google, simple translation in 10 languages (not so hot), but also can translate a search query into another language and find the results and then translate them back into the language of your choice (in 12 languages), and dictionaries in 6 languages, much of this is in Beta version
Windows Live Translator Beta
, http://translator.live.com/, translate text or web site to and from 10 languages, based on Babelfish

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