November 23, 2010 in Reference (E)
[prMac.com] Moscow, Russia - ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced the availability of ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries, a comprehensive dictionary application for Apple(R)'s mobile devices. The product provides a single tool to access vocabulary of many languages, allowing users to easily purchase, download and use high-quality dictionaries on-the-go. ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries offers quick and accurate on-device translation of words and phrases from English, German and Russian to 15 languages including popular European languages such as German, French, Italian and Spanish, and Chinese.
"Lingvo dictionary is a software product with a 20-year history," commented Katya Solntseva, Director of Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. "At the same time, it is a very dynamic and flexible dictionary that is constantly evolving to support more languages, different platforms and new devices. We are happy to unveil the newest generation of Lingvo dictionary for iOS-based mobile devices, designed as a single entry point to high-quality dictionaries across a range of languages."
Once the application is installed, users have access to the basic set of 23 general dictionaries for nine languages. Users can also easily expand the basic dictionary database with additional premium content dictionaries for more information about the languages they are interested in. 167 additional premium content dictionaries are currently available for purchase directly from within the Lingvo application (the full list of dictionaries with detailed annotations is available at our website).
The product delivers a total of 190 dictionaries for 48 different language combinations with English, German and Russian as core translation languages. They include general translation dictionaries, explanatory, idiomatic and various subject dictionaries from authoritative publishers such as Compact Verlag, Russo and more. To provide more efficient word look-up and translation, ABBYY Lingvo automatically combines content from all available dictionaries for a given language pair into a single wordlist. It also provides a single, combined entry for a required keyword or phrase that may contain various translation alternatives, word-use examples, phonetic spellings for keywords, audio pronunciations recorded by native speakers, and inflected forms of words.
Lingvo provides powerful word look-up capabilities including the "fuzzy search" functionality that allows users to quickly find a word by any of its forms, even if it is spelled incorrectly. When a word is spelled incorrectly, Lingvo provides a list of spelling suggestions to choose from. The application also keeps a history of 100 recently viewed entries for each language pair.
The ABBYY Lingvo dictionaries can be easily installed and managed including the possibility to remove and restore them on mobile devices. Any uninstalled dictionary can be restored without extra payment. To save memory space on a mobile device, audio files are downloaded separately from general content. They can also be deleted and recovered later, if necessary. In addition, the application offers a range of flexible settings such as the possibility to change font style and size of the text in wordlists and dictionary entries.
ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries are available for purchase via the Apple AppStore (accessible through iTunes(R)). The application supports English and Russian interface languages. Compatible devices include Apple iPod touch(R), iPhone(R) 2G, 3G, 3GS and 4 (iOS 3.0 or later) and Apple iPad(TM). For more information about the product, please visit our website.
ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and services. Its products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world's top manufacturers such as BenQ, Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the United States, Ukraine, the UK, Japan and Taiwan. ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader, ADRT, Lingvo, FlexiCapture, Recognition Server, and PDF Transformer are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized.