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.