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The Russian software developer,
Arsenal Company, is releasing PDA versions of Kernerman Semi-Bilingual
English Dictionaries as part of its SOCRAT machine translation
Arsenal has developed a special compression algorithm to deal
with the large volume of data in the dictionaries. While the
initial lexical structure of the dictionaries was preserved,
special attention was granted to assure good readability on small
screens. Font formatting and styling, coloring, and other tips
and tricks were used to accomplish this task.
The working area is divided to three logical parts: Word-list,
Word Article, and Settings. The navigation is implemented using
Windows classic tabs. Words can be entered either via the keyboard
or by handwriting recognition. It is possible to connect directly
from another application by copying a word to the clipboard and
clicking the SOCRAT icon.
To begin with, the following language versions are available:
French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian,
The SOCRAT dictionaries can be used with a vide range of mobile
computers using PalmOS and Windows CE operating systems. Here
is a brief list of compatible devices and system requirements.
· Palm: PalmOS 3.5, Windows 98/2000/NT/Me, 2.5
MB of Available RAM
Compatible Devices: Handspring Visor Deluxe, Handspring Visor
Edge, Handspring Visor Pro, IBM Workpad c500, IBM Workpad c505,
Palm M105, Palm M125, Palm M500, Palm M515, Palm VIIx, Palm Vx,
Samsung Smartphone SPH-I300, Symbol SPT 1700, TRGpro
· Pocket PC: Windows CE 3.0, Active Sync 3.0, 4
MB of Available RAM
Compatible devices: @migo 600-C, Audiovox Maestro PDA1032, Audiovox
PDA1032C, Cassiopeia E-115, Cassiopeia E-125, Cassiopeia E-200,
Cassiopeia E-2000 (Japan), Cassiopeia E-700, Cassiopeia E-750,
Cassiopeia EM500, Compaq iPAQ 31 36 3700 Series, Compaq iPAQ
3800 Series, HP Jornada 560 Series, NEC MobilePro P300, O2 xda,
Toshiba E570, Toshiba Genio-e
K Dictionaries Ltd
PASSPORT - Second Edition
The PASSPORT English Learner's
Dictionary has undergone its first thorough editorial revision
since publication in 1996. The new Second Edition will start
serving as the basis for new language versions appearing by the
end of the year.
Created by Yaakov Levy and Raphael Gefen, PASSPORT is designed
for young pre-intermediate learners, in particular pupils in
junior high (lower secondary) and in the upper grades of primary
school, and weaker learners in high (upper secondary school.
The language versions published so far include Bulgarian, Chinese
(Traditional), Czech, Estonian, Italian, Hebrew, Latvian, Lithuanian
and Thai. In preparation are Chinese (Simplified), French, Greek,
Malay, Romanian and Slovak.
The recent major revision as profited from and incorporated the
feedback received from publishing partners in different countries.
In general, its focus can be divided as follows:
(a) corrections, changes and additions to the existing
entries, with an emphasis on more synonyms and references to
(b) the introduction of new entries including (1) new
words widely used at all levels, especially but not only in the
field of hi-tech and computers (e.g. email, e-learning, Internet),
(2) existing everyday words which were not included in the earlier
version but are more common now (e.g. ethnic), and (3) new meanings
to existing entries (e.g. cool);
(c) in a number of cases, entries specifically relevant
to different languages and societies have been entered at the
request of the local editor.
The English-L1 section of PASSPORT has 12,000 entries and 16,000
meanings. Each version includes an extensive L1-English part,
appendices on the English language and grammar, dictionary exercises,
The PASSPORT Electronic Dictionary is being adapted in line with
the recent editorial revision and its software upgraded. The
first new versions to incorporate the PASSPORT revision in electronic
form will be Traditional Chinese and Greek.
OK English Dictionary
The educational software company
Edusoft has incorporated the medium-level OK English Dictionary
in two new ELT product lines: English+ Millenium and English
a new course launched in 2001 for the home user. It is available
as a set of CD-ROMs, and caters for different levels of English
learners. The following language versions have appeared so far:
French, German, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Portuguese (Brazil), and
Currently in preparation are versions for Korean and Russian.
English Discoveries Online
newly-released subscription-based e-learning program, available
both as an Internet and an intranet product, for the corporate
and school markets. It includes the following components:
· online English courses
· a comprehensive Internet/intranet Teacher's Management
· a community site with constantly updated content
· a comprehensive Teacher's Guide
The first language version currently in preparation is Spanish.
Electronic Hand-Held Device containing:
Si-Sa ELITE English-English-Korean Dictionary
Si-Sa ELITE English-Korean Dictionary
Si-Si ELITE Korean-English Dictionary
by YBM Si-sa.
PASSWORD English-Russian Learner's Dictionary
968 pp. 243 x 172 x 45 mm.
PASSPORT English-Latvian Learner's
Zvaigzne ABC Publishers
Translation: Maija Treilona and Rasma Mozere
Editor: Ieva Tarvida
650 pp. 221 x 149 x 40 mm.
PASSPORT English-Chinese Learner's Dictionary
685 pp. 216 x 157 x 37 mm.
EELIS English Estonian Student's Dictionary
Translation: Ants Pihlak, Kadri Soon, Tiia Rinne
Editor: Helju Jüssi
1043 pp. 221 x 149 x 50 mm.
OXFORD Pocket Dictionary
and Lonnie Kahn
Tel Aviv, 2002
Lexicographer: Ya'acov Levy
736 pp. 150 x 105 x 40 mm.
10 Nahum Street, Tel Aviv 63503 Israel
tel: 972-3-5468102 fax: 972-3-5468103