October 29th, 2005


Trésor Direct

The Trésor de la Langue Française, a digitized corpus of French literature, now allows direct links to words. For example:
gets you citations for ‘dégringoler’ (note that accents should be omitted).
Jean Véronis at Technologies du language has made a search form.
Here’s the code:
<form action="http://atilf.atilf.fr/dendien/scripts/fast.exe" method="get"> <input name="mot"><input value="TLFi" type="submit"></form>
He has also made a plugin for Firefox.


Once upon a time, newspapers were illustrated. Artists drew or painted or engraved pictures which were then printed on paper, often in color. Hard to believe, eh? Now you can see a wide variety of illustrations from the Illustrated London News, the “world’s first ever illustrated weekly newspaper” (1842). Via Ramage.