Set online services to lookup in Browser
When you are creating a new glossary, you can search your preferred Internet dictionaries, both monolingual as well as multilingual, in your Web Browser. With this option you can set which services should be shown when you start a search. Whenever possible, the Web pages will be opened in a single Tab (with some exeptions). If you miss your favorite page, just drop us a line. We will add it! To learn how to use this function, read here.
We are costantly adding new resources. If you miss your favorite online resource, just write us an email!
Set automatic translation
When you are creating a new glossary, you can get translation proposals automatically. With this option you can set which services should be used to produce a translation candidate and the way InterpretBank should perfor the search. To learn how to use this function, read here.
Create new IATE database
InterpretBank is shipped with IATE in five languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. If you wish to use any of the other languages supported by IATE you have to create a new InterpretBank's resource and install the data for the desired languages. You have two options: do it by yourself or let us do it for you. If you do it yourself, it is free, but involves some steps, the download of big data and the preparation of the data. If you let us do it for you, you need to buy the customization package on our website, tell us the desired language and you will receive a one-click solution.
How to do it yourself:
STEP ONE - downloading the latest data from the EU:
- download the latest IATE repository from this EU direct link (it is a zip file, you do NOT need to unzip it. Please, remember that the file is very big!)
- download the tool to extract the languages you need from the zip file here
- On Windows Operating System: open IATExtract by double clicking on the IATExtract.jar file (if it fails refer to this link to fix the problem. On other Operating Systems or in Windows command line: start a command shell and invoke the program by the command 'java -jar IATExtract.jar';
- Select the input file by clicking on "Select IATE Export File" button (e.g. IATE_download.zip );
- Specify the output folder by clicking on "Set Extract Output Folder" button (the result is always 1 file);
- Choose one or more languages (if you select more than one language, you can specify if the terms should be available in ALL or ANY of the selected languages);
- Click on Start.
STEP TWO: Import your dataset in InterpretBank
- From menu Options, click on "Create new IATE database"
- Select the file you have produced in STEP ONE
- Wait until a window confirms the importing was okay (it can take several minutes, depending on the languages of your database and the computer speed)
You can open single glossaries on your iPad or Android device (see iPad/Android). If you insert a valid e-mail address here, you will receive an e-mail with the direct link to open your glossary. Just open your mail on the target device and click on the link. NOTE: if you do not receive any mail, look in your spam. If you do not receive any mail, you can contact us. This may have to do with the security settings of the e-mail account.
Change the font dimension used in InterpretBank.
Show quotations at startup
Decide here if you want to show the language related quotations when you start InterpretBank.
You can set here the symbols (characters) you can enter in all entry fields by right clicking with the mouse on the field and selecting Insert symbol. This is useful if you have characters your keyboard layout doesn't support.
All menu starting with Table allow you to set the way the table appears, such as colors, borders, etc.
The following keyboard shortcuts are available (some of them will not work on Mac):
- F1 - start automatic translation
- F2 - open webpages in browser for translation candidates
- Control+e - Exit InterpretBank
- Control+n - Create New glossary
- Control+s - Save new term
- Control+d - Delete selected term from database
- Control+u - Update selected term in database
- Control+i - Invert the first two columns on the left
- Control+q - Show/Hide extra-fields
- Control+w - Show/Hide block-notes