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01-26-2000, 07:28 PM
I am sure I am not the only WetCanvas non US resident with a non-English first language. I find it difficult to understand/follow some of the reasoning on materials where either the manufacturer is not represented in my area, or where I can't find a translation.
Now, my idea. Could we collaborate on creating a material multi-lingual dictionary? I volunteer to put in as much as I can from the books I have.
I feel this would be of great value to all international Web Canvas visitors. If others like the idea I think it should be published in some other format than here on the message board.
01-27-2000, 04:42 PM
Henrik...you are "on"...whatever I can offer you...I have about a 10.000 book art library and an willing to do what I can in the name of art-coherency...just ask and it shall be delivered..as best I can! Where shall we start?
01-27-2000, 04:59 PM
Excellent idea! Let me know when something is ready for mass consumption and I'll plop it on the site... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
01-27-2000, 05:55 PM
What do you think would be the best way to submit entries/contributions? Also, what format should the result have?
I am thinking that once it is published people want to either look up a term in english and get it in their native language, or vice versa. Alternatively I just do a structured document say; mediums, thinners, pigments (blue, red, ...) etc. This would probably be the easiest and should probably be useful since the amound of data is not *that* big.
What if I write the first version of the document and submit it to scott (email). Any questions or comments goes into this forum.
01-27-2000, 07:43 PM
Sounds good to me!
01-29-2000, 04:24 PM
you might try this site: http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rbeard/diction.html
this one is art definitions http://www.artlex.com/
[This message has been edited by kemshmi (edited January 29, 2000).]
01-29-2000, 08:44 PM
Thanks Kemshmi, that beats looking things up in books!
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