Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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viewer Huh? feature

Browser that can help you understand documents better
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I think this might be better used than the Smart Ass Translator idea. Instead, add a feature to web browsers where the context menu of selected text (what you see when you right click for a menu) would have options to explain the words. This way, the user can selectively request explanation of unknown words or phrases, and would see both the unknown and (hopefull) known version and thus would learn something in the process. It would replace the selected text with something easier to understand.

Additionally, the browser could have options to do this automatically, to mark specific auto conversions to do, etc. And, this should be a seperate library/tool so many programs can use it.

ironfroggy, Jan 21 2003

Baking instructions http://www.onelook.com/about.shtml
For Microsoft IE, scroll down to second box [krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       The right click part of this is easily self-bakeable in Microsoft's browser. See link for a registry hack that will add a right click "Find Definitions..." menu item that uses OneLook.com to look up words.
krelnik, Jan 21 2003

       why hack it? you can download the dictionary.com tool to do that.   

       but im looking for being able to understand text in any application utilizing this tool.
ironfroggy, Jan 21 2003

       I use hack in the generic sense, no skill required. It's just a small piece of data put in your registry, no software required. The download itself is shorter than this annotation.
krelnik, Jan 21 2003


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