That is to say, French lexicographic materials. A correspondent writes:

The Dictionnaire Littré de la langue francaise in now available on-line, free, at www.littre.com. It contains more than 80,000 definitions, 200,000 citations of authors and reference works, and synonyms, conjugations of verbs, etc.

The Robert is planning to go on line, but it will not be free.

On the encyclopedia front, www.Larousse.fr has been revamped to allow contributions from readers, a la Wikipedia, but these are clearly identified by a different colour from the official contents of 150,000 articles and 10,000 illustrations or animations, which are verified and updated regularly.

The venerable Quid will not come out in printed form this year, and its on-line site is being revamped to make the content relevant to different age groups, particularly school children.

A very useful roundup. Thanks, Paul!


  1. Like Larousse, it looks like Britannica is getting wikified…

  2. This one’s useful too: called the Trésors de la langue française, it has a pretty good dictionary, and also a way to enter in words semi-phonetically, so you can look up a word you’ve only heard.

  3. I’m a Trésor de la langue françcaise informatisé (digitized Treasury of the French Language) junkie myself, but the more, the merrier!

  4. Yeah, me too (see language links in right margin).

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