Panopreter reads text files, web pages in .htm format and Word documents in many languages, such as English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, or Japanese. It also converts such files into wave and MP3 files, so that you can hear the reading of the files with a MP3 player.
Fora (Foreign Reader's Aid) Plain Reader, the linguist's dedicated browser and featured dictionary.
LingoPad is a free offline dictionary for Windows. It contains a German-English dictionary; other dictionaries (Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, Kurdish, Norwegian, Arabic) can be downloaded as well. You can also import your own wordlists and use them parallel to the existing dictionaries. For each dictionary, a user dictionary can be defined to include additional wordlists.
WordWeb is a English dictionary and thesaurus that can look up words in any program with just one click. It works offline, but if you are online you can also immediately cross-reference to web references such as Wikipedia. The dictionary has over 150,000 root words and 118,000 synonym sets, includes many proper nouns and pronunciations.
APSC Spell Checker
With APSC Spell Checker 4.0 (last freeware version), spelling correction is made easy for just about any document that you display on your computer. With just a few mouse clicks, you can correct that spelling in your Web mail, simple text editor, or anywhere where a spell checker is needed that doesn't have one already!
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WordNet-Online free dictionary and hierarchical thesaurus of English. Definitions, synonyms, antonyms,
hypernyms, hyponyms, meronyms, holonyms, derived forms and sample sentences. The handy dictionary software
minimizes to your system tray and waits until you click it. You may search any English word in the dictionary and get the
definition along with related words including synonyms, antonyms, particular and general concepts (e.g. Model T is a kind
of car, sex is a kind of activity), parts (e.g. CPU is a part of computer), and many others. Simple install and uninstall.
Polyglot 3000 is automatic language identifier that can detect the language used in a text, phrase, or even a single word. The program features over 400 languages. Input text files utilise both Unicode and ANSI encodings.
Polyglot 3000 features: Recognize more than 400 languages. Supports Unicode texts. Nice user interface. True-Coloured icons in menu and toolbar. Quick and correct language identification. Recognize language just among popular languages. Multilingual interface (English, Russian, Ukrainian).
Teach2000 is a private teacher to help you memorize a foreign language, topography or even the history of Italy by dates. Improve your school results with this free language trainer.
Learn Spanish with sound and text flash cards and word lists. The program remembers which words you've marked as "known" so that you can concentrate on the words you don't know. It can generate MP3 files for your portable MP3 player.