There is a huge list of quotes of the strange kind.
German word lists and German-English dictionary word lists are available via ftp from the sites listed below. Note that the dictionary at U Ulm made by Jürgen Dollinger) comprises a cleaned up combination of many of the others. Much redundancy removed. This project has just been updated and is now also available as a straight zip file for dos-users. An alternative directory to find these files is ftp://ftp.stud-verwaltung.uni-ulm.de/pub/dict/. 1997-01
Also check out: Forwiss, U Passau 1997-02
U Kiel 1994-11
For general mail order places selling CD-ROM's look at Questions and Answers!
The following companies might have CD-ROM versions of Collins German-English Dictionary:
There is also a CD-ROM, originally put out by Sony in 1989, called Languages of the World. This disk was in DOS format and cost US$800 back then, but now it's available for Windows with a better interface for about US$40, has German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese (with limited character output), Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish. You can go from any one to any other, but since mostly English-Other Language dictionaries are the base it is best to and from English. The dictionaries are decent student paperback type works, not the quality of the Oxford English Dictionary.
For German specifically, it has Harrap's Concise, which I have found to have just about everything I have looked up (and I'm a German major), and Brandstetter's Science and Technology dictionaries. Again, it's top rate, and it can run as a TSR so you can pull it up in any other program, such as a word processor.1995-3
Available on CD-ROM, which can be ordered one from
An experimental online version of Meyer's Lexikon.
Translation by Timeworks Inc.
Cost in US: about US$120. Requires: Mac II or better, 31 MB of disk space, 2 MB RAM, System 7. Note: There is also a Professional version (untested, about US$475) for which subject dictionaries are available.
A user of Power translator said
PT is designed for producing rough draft translations, whereas (GA) provides reference tools in addition to translation. PT translates several times faster than GA. PT can (barely) be used as a bilingual dictionary, but GA's dictionary is much, much better. PT provides only a single word translation, while GA has multiple definitions and phrases as one would find in a real dictionary. GA also has a useful verb conjugation tool and grammar help. Generally speaking, in this price bracket the software translations range from poetic to horrible.1995-4
Made by Microtac Software. Cost in US: about US$50 Requires: Mac II or better, 6 MB of disk space, 3 MB free RAM, System 7. Note: Comes with 90 day money back guarantee directly from company.
For German on the Macintosh, look for Excalibur. This is a spell-checker designed to work with LaTeX documents, but does also handle plain text very well. Communication with just about any editor via clipboard is possible! There are German, Dutch, French, Italian, and many other dictionaries available.(about US$0). ftp://ftp.rrzn.uni-hannover.de/pub/info-mac/text/excalibur-221.hqx
Multilingual Word Processor
Over 30 different languages. Needs IBM 386 with Windows, 6 to 25MB. Spellcheckers: 17 languages, Thesaurus: 9 languages, Hyphenation: 12 languages, Berlitz(R) Interpreter(TM) (5 language translation tool)
Accent file filters allow you to import and export documents to other standard Windows software you are using including: Lotus, Ami-Pro, Excel, Word, Wordperfect, RTF, and ASCII text. The accentwm.zip file is 1.2MB.
Send email for more information. 1994-4
There is free/shareware German, Spanish, Afrikaans, and other language software in this directory:
Several German instructional software programs at this Washington gopher site. No idea what it is, though. There are text descriptions for each you can read before down-loading. (about US$0)
An interactive morphological analysis system for German. 1995-4
HyperGlot's Berlitz Think and Talk German package consists of 9 CD-ROMS containing a (rather simple) 10,000 word dictionary, the German text for 50 conversations (scenes), and an instructional program. The scenes CD-ROMs are compatible with audio CD players, so you can play them on your stereo, walkman, or computer. They range from the basic Das it ein Wagen, to the complex discussions similar to business discussions.
The Berlitz method to teach German consists of 4 steps:
For the early stages The Rosetta Stone was recommend. It's an interactive windows program by Fairfield Language Technology. Comes on CD-ROM and amply uses its multimedia format to your advantage. (US$350) 1995-05
For both MS-DOS and Macintosh version 2.0, tel +1(800)332-8851, email email@example.com
principle: don't memorize -- get involved in a story! main window shows story in original language, (French, German, Italian, Latin, or Spanish) three other windows explain correct meaning of word in context, meaning of sentence, and notes on grammar/root words/etc.
You get only three stories for free, additional stories are US$15-35; they have 17 different German stories as of now, adding about 4 every year.
Readers from soc.culture.german have reported positive experiences, esp. good for not absolute beginners. But the stories tend to be on the serious side. (Kafka didn't have much fun, either!) List price is US$99 -- but mention that you heard of the promotional US$30 price! A number of soc.culture.german readers have already saved good bucks and paid only US$29.95 + 8.00 S&H. 1994-4
For Macintosh -- a language-learning software with a difference. tel +1(717)296-2517, tel +1(800)262-3791 A free demo.
Rather than drill-and-practice or canned lessons, Herr Kommissar teaches intermediate German vocabulary and grammar by immersing learners in a (simulated) conversation in the living language itself. (A vacationing American police detective attempts to help German colleagues in solving a murder mystery.)
On-line assistance in vocabulary, spelling, and grammar. Optimized to handle the productions of beginning learners; Herr Kommissar's core syntactic/semantic engine also covers most of more advanced grammatical constructions, such as relative clauses, coordinate sentences, and the passive voice.
RAM: >1Mb, System: almost any (US$100), 1995-10
A self-paced tutorial in German grammar fundamentals. On error the program analyses the mistake and automatically generates a review exercise based on the mistake. Online help, list of all possible answers, glossary, and grammar references.
RAM: >1Mb, System: >6.0.5, (US$29), 1995-4
Create computer-assisted language learning exercises.
Possible exercise types: vocabulary, fill-in-the-blank, paragraph, multiple choice, jumble, multi-format. Use English and any one of the following German simultaneously. (Also good for a variety of other languages.)
RAM: >1Mb, System: >6.0.5, (US$25), 1995-4
by Vittorio Ferretti. Available from Springer's office in NYC. 1997-06
CD-ROM version published by Routledge. 1997-06
Wörterbuch und Glossar, Englisch-Deutsch, Deutsch-Englisch (current status unknown).
IBM Form GQ 12-1044-1, approximately 1700 pages, copyright 1985, no ISBN #
IBM Deutschland GMBH, Postfach 800880, 7 Stuttgart-80
English - French - Italian - Spanish - Portuguese
900+ pages, (1984); ISBN: 0-8442-9108-0
Passport Books, Trade Imprint of National Textbook Company, 4255 West Touhy Avenue, Lincolnwood, Illinois 60646-1975, 1995-3
About the intricacies of constructing good algorithms for alphabetizing international languages have a look at Hans Christophersen's article on the subject!
Kontex International, Box 8898, Atlanta, Georgia 30306, USA,
tel:404-874-4164 fax:404-874-4169 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Traditional Fraktur Fonts Series includes four fonts for either the Mac or Pc including Regular, Medium, Medium Lang and a fat version. Both PostScript Type 1 and TrueType formats are shipped for each platform.1996-02
Three more fonts can be found the Yamada font collection 1996-07
Find German Sütterlin script fonts (like the Walden Font, (c) Oliver Weiss) and many other Fraktur fonts at www.waldenfont.com.
P.O. Box 871, Winchester, MA 01890, USA
tel +1(800)519-4575, email email@example.com 1997-05
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