Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New Zulu - English Dictionary, Based On IsiZulu.net

TshwaneDJe now brings you a new Electronic Zulu - English Dictionary that is an offline version of the isiZulu.net Online Zulu - English dictionary. This is a software dictionary that can be installed on your computer.

The dictionary contains around 9,700 Zulu - English entries, and includes advanced Zulu compound-word "smart search" technology, allowing you to search for compound forms such as "sizobanqoba" and getting a breakdown of the component morphemes and search results for each (e.g. "si-zo-ba-nqoba") without requiring grammatical knowledge of the compound word formation - this is a major boon to learners of Zulu, as this area is one of the major challenges for novices. The dictionary also includes a search tool that integrates directly with Microsoft Word, providing immediate search results as you work. Try the dictionary now »

The dictionary was created using our Electronic Dictionary Publishing System. Authors of other works who are interested in publishing in this manner should contact us.

This will be the first of two interesting Zulu-related announcements from us; watch this space for the second one soon.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

tlReader Now In Chinese And Other Languages!

tlReader, our free viewer application for TLex and tlTerm dictionaries and termbases, can now be used in Chinese!

Thanks for the translation goes to the Bohan Foundation, who are working in cooperation with Beijing Foreign Studies University.

This release also includes initial translations of tlReader into French (thanks to Jacky Maniacky), Spanish (thanks to Dr. Ignacio Navascués), and Cilubà (thanks to Prof. N.S. Kabuta).

We offer free copies of our software to users in exchange for translating the software into new languages - please contact us if you are interested!

tlCorpus Beta Available!

We are currently signing up beta testers for tlCorpus, our new standalone concordance software application. Beta testers will get a free copy of the software. The program is open to anyone interested. You can apply online by clicking here.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Newly Revamped 'Pharos Dictionaries Online' Website

We are pleased to announce the recent completion of the new Pharos Dictionaries Online website:

This impressive and useful resource contains over 580,000 entries spanning 20 titles, and is a 'must-have' for translators and other language specialists working with Afrikaans. The website was developed by TshwaneDJe using the TLex Dictionary Production System and our Online Dictionary Publishing system for Pharos Dictionaries, a division of NB Publishers (Media24, Naspers).

The website is fully localized into both English and Afrikaans, and includes the following titles:

Frasewoordeboek/Phrase Dictionary
Klassieke Eiename/Classical Names
Groot Tesourus van Afrikaans
Groot Woordeboek/Major Dictionary
New Words/Nuwe Woorde
Verklarende Afrikaanse Woordeboek
Classical Names
Eiendomsekonomie/Property Economics
Bouwoordeboek / Building Dictionary
Ekonomiese en Bedryfswoordeboek/Dictionary of Economics and Business
Oseanologiewoordeboek/Dictionary of Oceanology
Wiskundewoordeboek/Mathematics Dictionary
SA Musiekwoordeboek / SA Music Dictionary
New Business Dictionary/Nuwe Sakewoordeboek
Polisiewoordeboek/Police Dictionary
Tegniese Woordeboek/Technical Dictionary
Teater-TV-Radio-Rolprentwoordeboek/Theatre-TV-Radio-Film Dictionary
Verklarende Biologiewoordeboek
Woordeboek van Regs- en Handelsterme