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General search on the Internet | Link collections | Mailing list | Collection and search engine of abbreviations | Ortography, grammar, style (Hungarian, English) | Lexicons, readers

General Web Search

http://www.google.com

Searching for definitions, abbreviations:

sample
search: define UNESCO
reply: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Link Collections

http://www.instruction­manuals.co.uk/

This British web site is still under construction, but already lists a wide variety of instruction manuals, user guides and operating instructions for devices or other sites where they are located. (It even contains a few funny ones!) See, for instance, http://www.instruction­manuals.co.uk/category/telephone.htm for a list of telephone guides.

http://www.fh­augsburg.de/informatik/projekte/mebib/fidb/lexika.html

List of German online glossaries concerning a wide range of subject areas. Some of the links stated are multilingual sources.

http://jump.net/~fdietz/glossary.htm
2.200 links to English, German and other word lists! (Quelle: Colin Newberry)

Mailing List

http://www.proz.com

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transit_termstar/

Abbreviation Collection and Search

http://www.acronymfinder.com/

This is a quick-working tool to help you find out what acronyms in English, German, Dutch and other languages actually mean. In fact, it frequently gives you a list of several possible meanings. There are almost 350,000 items listed! (May 2004)

http://www.rovidites.hu/

Hungarian abbreviation collection. Updated through user input. More or less well organised. You can even create your own collection. It is a good example of a process which results in content, which can be practically used by the translator, and is gradually available in Hungarian as well. It's worth a try.

http://www.muszeroldal.hu/assistance/elektronikai_rovidites_lexikon.html

Encyclopaedia of electronic abbreviations

http://www.pirula.net/rszotar/rova.htm

http://www.med­serv.de/medabk.html

Medical abbreviation collection

http://www.muszeroldal.hu/assistance/rovidites.html

Abbreviations (general)

http://www.abbrevia.hu/

Collection of abbreviations in Hungarian and other languages, completed with thematic groups.

Spelling, Grammar, Style (Hungarian, English)

Hungarian

Hungarian grammar

http://www.mek.iif.hu/porta/szint/tarsad/nyelvtud/mhsz11/ The downloadable MHSZ11.ZIP file contains the 11th edition in MS Word format. Its advantage over the paper-based edition is that we can search much faster with the help of Word's search function.

http://hejes.szerver.org/

Helps choose between different spellings through Google.

English

Strunk: Elements of Style

http://www.filelibrary.com/Contents/DOS/27/40.html A sort of a bible for those writing and translating in English. Although it is slightly dated, the explanations are clear and easy to remember. (ZIP-compressed PDF file, which may be read with Acrobat Reader after decompression.)

Encyclopaedias, Reference Texts

Pallas encyclopaedia (A Pallas Nagy Lexikona)
http://www.mek.iif.hu/porta/szint/egyeb/lexikon/pallas/html/

Hungarian Wikipedia
http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kezd%C5%91lap

Laws and Parliamentary Resolutions:
http://www.kerszov.hu/kzlcim/kzl90_96

Explanation of natural history terms and expressions:
http://hmika.freeweb.hu/Vilag.htm

Management encyclopaedia:
http://www.gmconsulting.hu/inf/cikkek/094/index.php

Financing-related terms:
http://www.autohitel.hu/fogalomtar.html

Irrigation encyclopaedia:
http://www.hydrolight.hu/ontozorendszer/ontozesi_kislexikon.html