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Bookmarklet for Yiddish dictionaries, keyboard input and transliteration

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The Yiddish bookmarklet contains a selection of Yiddish online dictionaries, a virtual Hebrew keyboard and a transliteration function for Yiddish web sites.

By clicking the bookmarklets from your bookmarks toolbar, a dictionary menu will appear on your browser screen. Any word you enter in this menu (or any word you have selected from a web site before) can be looked up in one or more online dictionaries which are listed below the input field. You can also look up a specific word on a web site by selecting it with the cursor and then running the bookmarklet bookmarklet afterwards by clicking on it.

YI dicts Yiddish dictionaries, keyboard input and transliteration

It's easiest to understand the concept of the bookmarklet by simply clicking this DEMO.

Check the transliteration function with this demo text ("Transliteration to Latin script (YIVO-style)" → "Convert current website" OR mark the text with the cursor and apply the bookmarklet):

אַ שפּראַך איז אַ דיאַלעקט מיט אַן אַרמיי און פֿלאָט
(German: "Eine Sprache ist ein Dialekt mit einer Armee und Flotte"; English: "A language is a dialect with an army and navy")

Simple transliteration bookmarklet

Yiddish Translit

Click here to try the bookmarklet: DEMO


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Technical Information

This weblink calls this JavaScript file and applies it to the current web site. Furthermore the script calls the files keyboard-yi.js, keyboard.css, style.css and bigger.css from the same directory. Consequently, the bookmarklet will only work with an established internet connection.

The bookmarklet may be downloaded from GitHub.