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A Review On Leo German English Dictionary
The Leo German-English Dictionary is an online German-English dictionary that runs on three Sun X4100 servers, and was started in 1995 by Achim Jung. Between 1995 and 1999, the principles of the layout, guestbook, forms for contributions, and other basic concepts of the service were developed by Jung and his team, and the vocabulary of the Leo German-English Dictionary grew from a very minuscule number of entries to 170,000 words within this period.
In 2004, the entries count more than 400,000 (symmetrical) entries, equivalent to more than 800,000 conventional dictionary entries. And by the year 2000, the dictionary broke a record of 5,000,000 online queries from users, growing to 5.6 million queries by 2005.
The Leo German English Dictionary and Mobiles:
Besides the online Leo German-English Dictionary, dictionary queries using Short Messaging Service (SMS) was also made available in 2003 in collaboration with burdawireless-GmbH. Not only that, it was also now possible to view the dictionary's software �dictQuery� (the dictQuery server was installed in 2000) on mobile phones and similar display devices. Then in 2004, a small-screen version of the Leo German-English Dictionary was made available on 'pda.leo.org', for users who use handheld devices to access the LEO service.
dictQuery and Lion:
The Leo German-English Dictionary software, dictQuery, was full redeveloped in 2005, with new features such as new design, all services located under the same URL, standardized linking of active and archived forum articles, navigation bar, and other improved solutions. On the other hand, the latest version of Lion software, designed for easy exchange of words with their translations between Windows applications and LEO dictionaries, came out in 2006. Lion is made available download as shareware, or for online purchase. It now supports all LEO dictionaries, including the Leo German-English Dictionary, and words in MS Office documents can now be replaced with translations suggested in the results table using Lion.
The LEO German-English dictionaries are not available on CD or in print, or for download. It does not include phonetic spelling, conversion tables, a list of common acronyms, prepositions, etc.
� You can search for expressions by simply entering several words in, and results are displayed according to matching words
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