The Asia Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports programs in Asia that help improve governance and law, economic reform and development, women’s participation, and international relations.
Links to the websites of embassies, news services, and human rights organizations.
A catalogue of more than 6,700 languages spoken in 228 countries. The Ethnologue Name Index lists over 39,000 language names, dialect names, and alternate names. The Ethnologue Language Family Index organizes languages according to language families.
A comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources. Over 1600 links. Includes online language lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, and language schools.
ISO 639 is an International standard for the representation of languages. This page includes a massive amount of data, conveniently layed out in an indexed table format.
ISO 8859 is a series of now 10 standardized 8bit single-byte coded graphic character sets for writing in occidental alphabetic languages. It includes Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin scripts.
Including links to the "CJK Dictionary Publishing Society", the "New Japanese-English Character Dictionary", and the "Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary"
Includes Kashmiri, Hindi, Urdu, Assamese, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Konkani, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu.
An impressive assortment of online multilingual lookup dictionaries. You'll want to put a bookmark on this one!
Includes English-Slovene Dictionary, Japanese/English Dictionary, English-Russian Dictionary, English-Spanish dictionary, English-Finnish dictionary, English-French dictionary, English-Estonian Dictionary,English Czech dictionary, Hungarian-English and English-Hungarian dictionary, Italian-to-English Hypertext Dictionary, Indonesian-English (English-Indonesian) Dictionary, Halaka/English Dictionary, Swedish-English dictionary, Esperanto to English, English to Esperanto, Chinese-English dictionary, Downloadable English-Indonesian Dictionary(323k), Singlish Dictionary.
Includes some information about the Sinhala (Sinhalese) language and provides a small online English-Sinhala dictionary.
Many multilingual products including LanguageNow for Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Swedish, Danish, Portuguese, and Latin. This is a great way to learn a new language. Also, WordAce, Talking lookup dictionaries. And Easy translator for translating web pages AS YOU BROWSE.
With a description of the Unicode Standard, various references, and highlights from several recent International Unicode Conferences.
Includes Classical Japanese texts, Chinese Literature (including 300 Tang Poems), as well as Cyrillic, English, German, French, and Latin texts.
Tools and resources for non-western Character sets, Languages, and Writing Systems.
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