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Welsh Translation On The Fly

The BBC has launched a new feature for Welsh speakers who aren’t too fluent in English. The Web application is called Vocab. Here’s an article excerpt:

    Vocab lets users hold the cursor over a word and get an instant translation without having to leave the site.

    Developed by BBC Wales’ New Media department, the programme is available free of charge to Welsh-language websites outside the BBC. The device uses a database of 22,000 words chosen from the BBC’s Learn Welsh online dictionary.

    It is aimed at everyone from Welsh learners to fluent Welsh-speakers confronted with an unfamiliar word.

    Vocab allows a word’s meaning to be checked instantly without a reader having to use either a paper dictionary or click out of the site to a separate online dictionary.

It appears that Vocab will be expanded to support additional language pairs.

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John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.
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